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FAMU Law Student to Compete in 2012 Olympic Games
FAMU law student LaVonne Idlette does an interview with the media about competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

August 3, 2012


ORLANDO, Fla. – LaVonne Idlette, who recently completed her first year as an evening student at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, will make her debut in the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday, August 6, at 10:05 a.m. (BST), 5:05 a.m. (EST).  She will compete as a member of the Dominican Republic national team in the women’s 100m hurdles, starting with the preliminary rounds.

Idlette was raised in Hampton, Va., and attended Hampton University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  She earned her MBA in global entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, and owns Karisma Day Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  She is a national record holder for the Dominican Republic in the 100m hurdles and a World Championship Qualifier.  She earned a top 20 world rank listing, and a top five rank in the Capital Athletic Conference.  This past year, she competed in several international competitions including the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

To view a video of Idlette training for competition and studying law, visit http://law.famu.edu/go.cfm/do/Page.View/pid/255.

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