Soccer was the first team sport added to the Olympics in 1900. Women’s soccer joined the Olympic sports roster in 1996.
UP has sent several soccer players to the Olympics. None have donated their prize medals to rest enshrined on display at the University Museum (we’d be honored!). Complementing our earlier post about UP women’s soccer as two-time national champions, we offer this picture of Rachel Rapinoe’s soccer jersey which she wore during the NCAA championships finals in 2005. This jersey memorabilia is on display in the University Museum in Shipstad Hall. Rachel’s sister, Megan Rapinoe, represents the United States Women’s Soccer Team at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.