UW-Oshkosh alum competing at 2014 Winter Games

American Allison Pottinger discusses how her throw missed the mark in a match against Switzerland in women's curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
American Allison Pottinger discusses how her throw missed the mark in a match against Switzerland in women's curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will be represented at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Former Titans softball player Allison (Darragh) Pottinger is an alternate on the U.S. women’s curling team.

Pottinger graduated from Oshkosh in 1994 and was a member of the 1992 softball team that compiled a 23-14 record.

Pottinger is making her second Olympic appearance.  She was part of the curling team that finished 10th at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.  She began curling in 1984, and won a gold medal at the 2003 World Championships.

Pottinger’s squad also includes Erika Brown, Debbie McCormick, Jessica Schultz and Ann Swisshelm.

Pottinger is the fourth former Titan to qualify for the Olympics. Rodney Figueroa wrestled for Puerto Rico at the 1992 Summer Olympics, while Melissa Mueller competed in the pole vault for the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Gymnast Casey Edwards was selected to participate in the 1980 Summer Olympics, but the United States chose to boycott the games as a protest against the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan.

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