Terry Schroeder, captain of the U.S. water polo team, will carry the American flag at the Olympics’ closing ceremony Sunday.
The three-time Olympian was selected in a vote by captains of the various U.S. teams.
Others nominated included diver Greg Louganis, swimmer Matt Biondi, volleyball player Karch Kiraly, discus thrower Mac Wilkins, equestrian rider Jessica Ransehousen and field hockey player Patty Shea. At the time of the vote, Biondi and Louganis already had returned home.
Schroeder, of Malibu, is vice president of student affairs at Pepperdine University as well as water polo coach at the school.