LOUISVILLE, KY - Jessica Javelet, who played field hockey for UofL from 2003-06, has been selected to the USA Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic roster as the sport makes its Olympic debut in the 2016 Rio Summer Games as announced by USA Rugby on Monday.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games inaugural Rugby Sevens competition will take place at the Deodoro Stadium starting Saturday, August 6 and finishing on Thursday, August 11. Team USA's women's squad was drawn into the competition's Pool A along with Australia, Colombia, and Fiji.
Javelet becomes the 12th current or former UofL student-athlete to compete in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
The quarterfinals begin the knockout round, where a loss would eliminate a team from medal contention. Quarterfinal winners will move on to the semifinals, which will ultimately decide the teams playing in the Gold and Bronze Medal matches. The loser of the Gold Medal match will win the Silver Medal.