Team USA to visit BU

By Rachel Leland
Staff Writer

A group of U.S. Olympians will share their personal stories of hard work and determination Thursday, as part of the Deloitte program titled “Team USA Road Show: It’s Your Race, Take the Lead.”

The Olympians will host the event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cashion fifth floor banquet room at Hankamer School of Business.

As part of the program, the group will make 10 stops on a nationwide tour, which partners the U.S. Olympic Committee and the professional services firm Deloitte. This is the fifth year the USOC partnered with Deloitte.

Deloitte, one of the nation’s largest campus recruiters for hiring, provides professional services in a wide range of areas including audit, risk and financial strategy, according to their website.

The show will last for eight weeks and feature several Olympians, including Billy Demong, 2010 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined Gold Medalist, and Melissa Stockwell, a paralympian turned ITU Triathlon World Champion.

According to the Deloitte website, Stockwell, an Iraq War veteran, lost her leg in a roadside bomb and later became the first Iraq veteran to be chosen for the Paralympic Games.