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By Sarah Baldwin - bio | email

August 18, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -  Three olympic athletes helped a Thomasville team succeed just a few years ago.   Mariangee Bogado, Yuruby Alicart, and Maribel Riera are on Venezuela's Women's Olympic Softball Team.  

But just a few years ago they played ball at Thomas University. TU's athletic director, Mike Lee, says Bogado was their number one pitcher when she played in 2003.  Alicart was actually the national player of the year in 2004 when TU won the national title. And Riera, a standout centerfielder helped TU's 2005 team make it to 3rd place nationally.

"We always hope our athletes succeed after they leave here, whether its on the field or in their chosen profession. For them to go on and play on the biggest international stage there is, at the olympics, is phenomenal. We couldn't be prouder of them," said Lee.

The Venezuelan team lost to Australia Monday morning 9 to 2, knocking them out of the medal-race.

 

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