Sophie Caldwell, Dartmouth, is competing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in cross-country skiing. Sophie, who grew up in Vermont, comes from a family of skiers with her grandfather and uncle both competing in the Olympics. Her father is a ski coach and her mother was a ski racer.
In 2013 she proved she belonged on the highest international stage, skiing in her first World Cup events and placing as high as 14th against the best skiers in the world. At her first World Championships, she finished in the top 20. In her senior year at Dartmouth, Caldwell podiumed twice at NCAA Championships, earning her All-America honors two times over (giving her five for her career).
Sophie was initiated into Gamma Gamma Chapter at Dartmouth College in 2010.
Meryl Davis, Michigan, is one half of the American ice dance team competing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Meryl began skating with her partner Charlie White in 1997, and the duo are the favorites to win gold in Sochi. This past weekend they skated in the team portion of the figure skating competition where they helped the U.S. team win the bronze medal.
In 2010, Meryl and Charlie competed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics where they won silver, and in 2011 they became the first American ice dancing team to win the World Championships. They are currently the longest lasting dance team in the United States and have won the U.S. National Championships every year since 2009.
Meryl is a member of Iota Chapter at the University of Michigan. In 2010, she became the first collegiate member to be named a Tri Delta Woman of Achievement.