Queen's student appears in his first Olympic Games
Members of the Queen’s community cheered on one of their own on February 17, as commerce student Jeff Batchelor competed in the men’s halfpipe event at the Vancouver Olympics.
Students flocked to the ARC's Olympic Lounge and the Queen's Pub to watch Batchelor compete in his first Olympic Games. While he failed to advance past the qualifying round, family, friends and classmates were quick to send messages of support and encouragement to Jeff via his Facebook fan page.
Mr. Batchelor, who has taken a yearlong leave of absence from Queen’s to participate in the Games, turned in two top-five finishes in Olympic qualifiers, which earned him priority selection for the Canadian Olympic Snowboard team.