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Amy LePeilbet, Team USA win gold in London

August 09, 2012

Former ASU women's soccer player Amy LePeilbet became the first Sun Devil since 2004 to win a gold medal Thursday as the U.S. women's soccer team defeated Japan 2-1 to capture its third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

LePeilbet, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from ASU in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, started in five of the team's six matches at the London Olympics, including Thursday's gold medal game.


VIDEO: Amy LePeilbet reflects on her Sun Devil experience

A member of the national team since 2004, LePeilbet was one of the cornerstones of the Sun Devil Soccer program as ASU advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament three times in her four years (2000-2003). LePeilbet was a two-time All-American and three-time All-Pac-10 Conference first-team selection. She never missed a start in her four years at ASU, playing in 74 career games.

LePeilbet, who was also a two-time Academic All-American, is one of just three Sun Devils to earn a team sport gold medal, joining Justin Huish (archery in 1996) and Joe Caldwell (men's basketball in 1964).

She is the first Sun Devil to earn a gold medal since Dwight Phillips won gold in Athens in 2004 for the long jump.

See list of Sun Devil medalists in Olympic history.