BOSTON (CBS) – Two students from Boston University and two others from Emerson College are headed to London to represent the United States on the Quidditch team this summer.
BU’s Kedzie Chase Teller (fittingly a “Chaser”) and Emerson’s Allison Gillette (a “Beater) are two of the 21 first-stringers on the team. Emerson’s Rebecca Der (a “Beater”) and Brendan Stack (a keeper) are two of the 21 reserves.
The International Quidditch Association said they selected the group based on their “skills on the pitch and ability to be a good ambassador for the sport and the United States.”
The Quidditch tournament will be held at the Olympic Expo Games, just before the actual Olympic Games. Quidditch is not an official Olympic sport.
Real-life Quidditch is a modified version of the game played in the Harry Potter books and movies. The fast-paced game is played with three different balls and every player must have a broom between his or her legs at all times.