PEORIA, Ill. -- The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are less than a year away and some Bradley University University students will play a role in the television broadcast.
Fifteen students were selected by NBC to serve as interns for the Olympic Games. Ten of them will be based at the network's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut while five will travel to Russia.
This is the second group of Bradley students to be selected as Olympic interns. Ten students interned for NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
"It's a strong statement about how well the first ten performed at the London games, because immediately after that I spoke with NBC and they said they were great. We want more," said Dr. Paul Gullifor, Bradley University Communications Department Chair. "It says a lot about the students who were in the first round, it says a lot about the current students we have here and I think it says a lot about the faculty."
Interns will fulfill a variety of duties for NBC, ranging from front-line tasks in Sochi to behind-the-scenes production jobs in Stamford, Connecticut. The internships will last from three to five weeks. The games run from February 6-24.
The University is one of only three schools to provide interns for the Sochi games. The others are from Syracuse University and Ithaca College.
The students chosen for the internships are:
Going to Sochi:
Jake Hermann, Bartonville, Illinois, senior
Brianna Karls, Minnetonka, Minnesota, junior
Lee Pikelny, Chicago, Illinois, senior
Jonathan Teich, Bay City, Michigan, senior
Frank Van Almsick, St. Louis, Missouri, senior
Going to Stamford, CN:
Tyler Dalsin, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, junior
Miles Himmel, San Diego, California, senior
Tim Lahey, Frankfort, Illinois, senior
Jesse Marczewski, Muskego, Wisconsin, senior
Dominique Moore, Ottawa, Illinois, junior
Christopher Morgan, East St. Louis, Illinois, senior
Kelly O'Brien, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, junior
Laura O'Radnik, Orland Park, Illinois, senior
Spence Siegel, Wilmette, Illinois, junior
Tim van Straten, Chino Hills, California, junior