Salt Lake Community College Celebrates Former Students/Olympians

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Former Salt Lake Community College students Logan Tom and Shalaya Kipp will represent the United States at the 2012 London Olympics in Volleyball and Track & Field. This will be the fourth Olympic apperance for Tom and the first for Kipp.

Logan Tom

Logan Tom

Tom is a veteran of three previous Olympic games—the Sydney Games in 2000 and the Athens Games in 2004 and the Beijing Games in 2008—and is the youngest woman volleyball player ever selected for the U.S. team.

Former Salt Lake Community College students Logan Tom and Shalaya Kipp will represent the United States in Volleyball and Track & Field, respectively at the 2012 London Olympics. Both are natives of Salt Lake City. Tom graduated from Highland High school and Kipp from Skyline High school; both studied at SLCC.

Tom is a veteran of three previous Olympic games—the Sydney Games in 2000 and the Athens Games in 2004 and the Beijing Games in 2008—and is the youngest woman volleyball player ever selected for the U.S. team.

Kipp is currently a junior at the University of Colorado. She raced to a personal-best time of 9:35:73 to qualify for her first Olympic games. Earlier this year, she won the NCAA Championships with a time of 9:49.91.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Educating and training more than 62,000 people each year, the College is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The College has 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Courses are offered during both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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