2004 Olympics - Heels in Athens

More than a dozen UNC alumni or current students were involved in the 2004 Olympics. Here’s who they are and how they did. In addition to the athletes, Cody Malley ’98 was a trainer for the gold-medal-winning U.S. Women’s Soccer team.

 List of Heels Who Competed

How They Did

List of Heels Who Competed in Athens

Click through to coverage of each individual at to find out more about each of them.

Men’s basketball,
Head Coach Larry Brown ’63, coach of the Detroit Pistons
Assistant Coach Roy Williams ’72, UNC head basketball coach

Women’s soccer,
Mia Hamm ’94
Lindsay Tarpley, rising junior
Heather O’Reilly, rising sophomore
Cat Reddick ’04
Cindy Parlow ’00
Kristine Lilly ’93

Women’s track and field,
Latasha Colander ’98
Shalane Flanagan ’04
Laura Gerraughty, rising senior
Marion Jones ’97
Crystal Cox, rising senior
Monique Hennagan ’98
Blake Russell ’97 (alternate)
Tisha Waller ’92

Men’s track and field,
Allen Johnson ’93

Tar Heels competing for other countries
Nadine Faustin ’98 (Haiti) 100m hurdles
Vikas Gowda, rising senior (India) discus
Dominic Demeritte ’99 (Bahamas) sprints
Natalie Anter ’02 (Italy) softball

How They Did

Aug. 28
Hennagan, U.S. Women Take Gold in 1600m Relay
U.S. Men’s Basketball Beats Lithuania, Takes Bronze

Aug. 27
U.S. Men’s Basketball Loses Semifinal to Argentina
U.S. Women’s 400m Relay Team Disqualified Over Handoff; Jones Takes Fifth in Long Jump

Aug. 26
U.S. Women’s Soccer Takes the Gold
U.S. Men’s Basketball Defeats Spain in Quarterfinals

Aug. 25
Jones up for Two Medals; Johnson Crashes

Aug. 24
Hennagan Takes Fourth Place in 400m

Aug. 23
O’Reilly Scores Winning Goal in Semifinal Match Against Germany
U.S. Men’s Basketball Defeats Angola

Aug. 22
Colander Slow Out of the Blocks in 100 meter finals
Hennagan Advances to Semifinals

Aug. 21
Flanagan Looking Forward After She Gets Personal Best in Qualifying Round

Aug. 20
U.S. Men Overcome Australia in Basketball
U.S. Regains Ground in Men’s Basketball
Gerraughty Competes in Olympia
Anter ’02 playing for Italian softball team
Soccer Tie Gives U.S. Women Top Spot in Group
Low Profile Hennagan On Track for Olympic Gold

Aug. 16
U.S. Loses to Puerto Rico in Men’s Basketball
U.S. Women Advance in Soccer
Allen Johnson ’93 Selected U.S Olympic Team Captain

Aug. 11
Mia Hamm ’94 assisted on the first goal and scored the third as the U.S. team’s steady performance overwhelmed the overmatched Greeks

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