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Having a passel of insanely talented interns is nothing new for TMA, but a two-time Olympic Trial qualifier??? Geez. Way too intimidating.
Maria Sommer — intern on the Olympic Marketing team — will swim the 50m freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday, July 1. And to show TMA pride, Sommer is sporting a brand ed TMA warm-up jacket at the week-long qualifying meet in Omaha, Neb.
Sommer is currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University pursuing a Master of Science degree in Marketing. In addition to competing in the 2008 Olympic Trials, she’s an eight-time NCAA All-American and a five-time Big XII Champion for A&M’s Women’s Swim Team.
The Olympic qualifiers are under the direction of USA Swimming with the trials set for June 25 to July 2. Sommer competes in the 50m prelims on Sunday with the top qualifiers advancing to the finals later that evening. Results for the trials can be found at OmegaTiming.com.
NBC Sports will broadcast the prelims on Sunday, July 1 from 5-6 p.m. with the finals being shown between 7-8 p.m.
We’re rooting for you, Maria!