Meredith Budner

Towson swimmer Meredith Budner will be traveling to Israel later this month try out for the Israeli national swim team in hopes of competing at the 2012 Olympics in London. Israeli law states that if you are Jewish, you are allowed to declare citizenship in Israel. "I didn't believe it at first," said Budner, who visited Israel last summer and gained citizenship. "But we did some research, and it turned it was possible."

( Baltimore Sun photo by Joe Soriero / July 5, 2011 )

Towson swimmer Meredith Budner will be traveling to Israel later this month try out for the Israeli national swim team in hopes of competing at the 2012 Olympics in London. Israeli law states that if you are Jewish, you are allowed to declare citizenship in Israel. "I didn't believe it at first," said Budner, who visited Israel last summer and gained citizenship. "But we did some research, and it turned it was possible."

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