More than a World Class Athlete

Being in the same room with an Olympian could send butterflies to your stomach. You’d expect cameras flashing repeatedly à la paparazzi and a red carpet readily rolled out to welcome sports star/McMaster alumnus Adam van Koeverden at McMaster’s 125th Anniversary Lunch. 

Except that there were none of those. Formal but laid back, Adam put a casual touch to this official luncheon. Wearing a dress shirt under a leather jacket, the four-time Olympic medalist in kayaking appeared relaxed and informal as he stood on stage to present his speech. In his lighthearted yet poignant speech, Adam drew on three recurring themes in his journey and growth as an athlete – and how they all tie back to “MAC”-Master: 

Full article at McMaster Alumni Association.