LSU's All-Time Olympic Medalists

Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus (first two on left) are LSU's only two-time gold medalists.
Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus (first two on left) are LSU's only two-time gold medalists.
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A listing of LSU student-athletes who won Olympic medals before, during or after representing the Tigers in collegiate competition.

A total of 30 Olympic medals have been captured by 24 student-athlete spanning 12 Olympic Games.

Among these, track stars Richard Thompson (3), Glenn "Slats" Harbin (2), Derrick Brew (2); along with women's basketball All-Americans Seimone Augustus (2) and Sylvia Fowles (2) are multiple medal winners.

LSU's Olympic Medalists

NOTE: Athletes represented the USA unless otherwise noted. Coaches, trainers and other staff do not receive Olympic medals.

15 Gold | 8 Silver | 7 Bronze

Year Name (Country) Medal Sport (Event) Location
1932 Glenn "Slats" Hardin Silver Track (400 Hurdles) Los Angeles, Calif.
1936 Glenn "Slats" Hardin Gold Track (400 Hurdles) Berlin, Germany
1964 Dick Davies Gold Men's Basketball (Guard) Tokyo, Japan
1976 Pam Jiles * Silver Track (4x400 Relay) Montreal, Canada
1984 Rose Magers Silver Women's Volleyball (Middle Blocker) Los Angeles, Calif.
  Joe Atiyeh ** (Syria) Silver Wrestling (100 kg)  
1988 Ben McDonald Gold Baseball (Pitcher) Seoul, South Korea
  Sheila Echols Gold Track (4x100 Relay) Seoul, South Korea
1992 Esther Jones Gold Track (4x100 Relay) Barcelona, Spain
  Kevin Jackson Gold Wrestling (82 kg) Barcelona, Spain
1996 Warren Morris Bronze Baseball (Infield) Atlanta, Ga.
  Jason Williams Bronze Baseball (Infield) Atlanta, Ga.
  Shaquille O'Neal Gold Men's Basketball (Center) Atlanta, Ga.
  Glenroy Gilbert (Canada) Gold Track (4x100 Relay) Atlanta, Ga.
2000 Kurt Ainsworth Gold Baseball (Pitcher) Sydney, Australia
2004 Derrick Brew Gold Track (4x400 Relay) Athens, Greece
    Bronze Track (400 Meters) Athens, Greece
  Nadia Davy (Jamaica) Bronze Track (4x400 Relay) Athens, Greece
  John Moffitt Silver Track (Long Jump) Athens, Greece
  Ronetta Smith (Jamaica) Bronze Track (4x400 Relay) Athens, Greece
  Kelly Willie Gold Track (4x400 Relay) Athens, Greece
2008 Seimone Augustus Gold Women's Basketball (Guard) Beijing, China
  Sylvia Fowles Gold Women's Basketball (Center) Beijing, China
  Richard Thompson
(Trinidad & Tobago)
Silver Track (100 Meters) Beijing, China
    Silver Track (4x100 Relay) Beijing, China
2012 Samantha Henry-Robinson (Jamaica) Silver Track (4x100 Relay) London, England
  Ade Alleyne-Forte (Trinidad & Tobago) Bronze Track (4x400 Relay) London, England
  Richard Thompson
(Trinidad & Tobago)
Bronze Track (4x100 Relay) London, England
  Seimone Augustus Gold Women's Basketball (Guard) London, England
  Sylvia Fowles Gold Women's Basketball (Center) London, England

* won medal prior to attending/running at LSU
** first medalists in his country's history.

 

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