Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2006

Olympic Gold Medalist to Speak at Schreiner University Nov. 8  

Josh Davis, Oympic Gold MedalistOlympic gold medalist Josh Davis will be speaking at Schreiner University Wednesday, Nov. 8.

He will be speaking in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner campus at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

In 1996, Davis made history by becoming the only man in any sport from any nation to win 3 gold medals during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. With a passion for representing our country, he returned to the Olympics in Sidney in 2000 where he was elected captain of the USA men's swim team. He went on to break the American record three times in his event the 200-meter free-style and won two silver medals at the 2000 Sidney Games. After two Olympics and five medals, Josh has established himself as ambassador for the sport of swimming and is pioneering the road for the next generation of professional swimmers.

Davis is now a faith-based motivational speaker. He has been involved with the ministry Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action for many years. While a student at The University of Texas, he became president of FCA and started a life-long passion of sharing with others the reason for the hope he has in his own life.

Max Lucado, a renowned Christian author, speaker and pastor, said this about Davis, "Go ahead. Look long and hard. Search every corner of every city. You won't find anyone quite like Josh Davis. Solid family. Deepening faith. Phenomenal athlete. Gold medals. Gold heart. I love hearing him speak. I love watching him live. He is as good as they come."

The Schreiner University Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Campus Ministry are sponsoring this event.

For more information, contact the Rev. Gini Norris-Lane at 830-792-7284 or

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