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Stanford Has More US Olympic Athletes than Any Other School

Cal is once again the bridesmaid.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

I didn’t mean to start this, but I woke up yesterday morning to a flurry of outraged Twitter users. Some were from Cal, others USC, still others from Oregon. Their only commonality? They all seemed to take exception to something I posted the day before.

I posted a graph that indicated Stanford had more Olympic athletes on Team USA than any other university. The graph I posted had also been covered by Yahoo! Sports and Business Insider. Certainly reputable sources, right?

But I nonetheless woke up to a barrage of Cal, USC, and Oregon fans all assuring me that the tallies for each of their respective schools had been miscounted. And they were right.

So, I decided to parse through the data myself, and generate a more accurate graph. Here’s the result:

Olympic Team USA Athletes (By University) Matt Vassar

Stanford is still in first place (by a considerable margin), and the state of California is king (the top four schools are all Californian). Of course, as USC and Cal fans will point out, if we expand beyond Team USA (and include teams from all countries), then Stanford, USC, and Cal are quite close (USC's 43 to Cal's 41 to Stanford's 39). But when it comes to Team USA, Stanford is alone on top, and it's not particularly close.

By the way, if you’re curious how I came up with the graph: I took the official data from TeamUSA.org, where all athletes are identified by school. If more than one school was listed for an athlete, I used whichever school was listed first because this results in a more accurate representation of an athlete’s school since—for example—Lauren Fendrick would be listed under UCLA (where she played 127 volleyball matches) instead of USC (where she went to law school years later and played literally 0 volleyball matches).

In rare instances, however, I found erroneous data entries and corrected them. For instance, even though Missy Franklin swam competitively at Cal for two years, she nonetheless listed her school as "Regis Jesuit High School" (can you blame her for not wanting to affiliate with Cal?). Wherever I caught errors like this, I corrected them (so that Missy Franklin would correctly be listed under Cal).

It’s possible that there are a few other erroneous entries in the TeamUSA official data, so if you catch any other errors, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section or on Twitter @CardinalVassar and I’ll happily fix them.

Here is the raw data:

Lindsey Horan

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Daniel Lowe

(Olympia, Wash.)

Laurie Hernandez

Abeka Academy (Old Bridge, N.J.)

Boris Berian

Adams State University

Cale Simmons

Air Force Academy

David Higgins

Air Force Academy

Desiree Linden

Arizona State University

Jay Shi

Arizona State University

Amy Cragg

Arizona State University

Chris Benard

Arizona State University

Shelby Houlihan

Arizona State University

Carlin Isles

Ashland University

Glenn Eller

Auburn University

Patrick Reed

Augusta State University

Tyson Gay

Barton CC

Brittney Griner

Baylor University

Trayvon Bromell

Baylor University

Brian Baker

Belmont University

Andrew Durutalo

Binghamton University

Vashti Cunningham

Bishop Gorman High School

Joe Maloy

Boston College

Annie Haeger

Boston College

Briana Provancha

Boston College

Taylor Phinney

Boulder High School

Jared Ward

BYU

Lexi Thompson

Broward Virtual High School

Louisa Chafee

Brown University

Tessa Gobbo

Brown University

Anders Weiss

Brown University

Clark Montgomery

Bryan High School

Emil Milev

Bulgaria National Sports Academy

Taylor Sander

BYU

Casey Patterson

BYU

Kendrick Farris

C.E. Byrd High School

Maria Michta-Coffey

C.W. Post

Brenda Martinez

California - Riverside

Stephen Lambdin

California Lutheran University

Kim Rhode

California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

Kasey Perry-Glass

California State University - Sacramento

Shakur Stevenson

Central High School

Jenny Arthur

Chestatee High School

Brianna Rollins

Clemson University

Charles Conwell

Cleveland Heights High School (Cleveland Land Height, Ohio)

Amber Campbell

Coastal Carolina

Lauren Schmetterling

Colgate University

Paris Henken

College of Charleston

Jenny Simpson

Colorado

Janay Deloach

Colorado State University

Ben Pinkelman

Colorado State University

Katie Meili

Columbia University

Nzingha Prescod

Columbia University

Christina Epps

Coppin State University

Tracy Eisser

Cornell University

Alex Karwoski

Cornell University

Rudy Winkler

Cornell University

Gary Russell

Croom High School

Sean Furey

Dartmouth College

Evelyn Stevens

Dartmouth College

Anthony Fahden

Dartmouth College

Josh Konieczny

Dartmouth College

Madison Hughes

Dartmouth College

Abbey D'Agostino

Dartmouth College

Isabella Isaksen

DeVry University

Steve Kasprzyk

Drexel University

Shannon Rowbury

Duke

Kyrie Irving

Duke

Stefanie Fee

Duke

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Duke

Abby Johnston

Duke

LaShawn Merritt

East Carolina

Lauren Doyle

Eastern Illinois University

Nathan Schrimsher

Eastern New Mexico State University

Perry Baker

Fairmont State University

Margaux Isaksen

Fayetteville High School

Claressa Shields

Flint Northwestern High School

Kelly Murphy

Florida

Pedro Pascual

Florida Atlantic University

Brooke Sweat

Florida Gulf Coast University

Angelica Delgado

Florida International University

Nick Lucena

Florida State University

Marvin Bracy

Florida State University

Katrina Young

Florida State University

Colleen Quigley

Florida State University

Howard Grotts

Fort Lewis College

Paul George

Fresno State University

David Verburg

George Mason

Emily Infeld

Georgetown University

Charlie Buckingham

Georgetown University

Chaunte Lowe

Georgia Tech

Matt Kuchar

Georgia Tech

Natalie McGiffert

Glenbrook High School (Northbrook, Ill.)

Monica Rokhman

Glenbrook North High School (Northbrook, Ill.)

Kiana Eide

Glenbrook North High School (Northbrook, Ill.)

McLain Ward

Greenwich Country Day

Nic Long

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College

Francena McCorory

Hampton University

Andrew Campbell, Jr.

Harvard University

Henrik Rummel

Harvard University

Michael DiSanto

Harvard University

Eli Dershwitz

Harvard University

Laura Graves

Harwood Union High School (Duxbury, Vt.)

Kristen Shaldybin

Highland Park High School (Highland Park, Ill.)

Simone Biles

Homeschooled

Danell Leyva

Homeschooled

Mackenzie Brown

Homeschooled

Corey Cogdell-Unrein

I.D.E.A. Home School Association (Eagle River, Alaska)

Ashley Spencer

Illinois

Felisha Johnson

Indiana State University

Amy Cozad

Indiana University

Cody Miller

Indiana University

Blake Pieroni

Indiana University

Michael Hixon

Indiana University

Jessica Parratto

Indiana University

Lilly King

Indiana University

Leonard Korir

Iona College

Daniel Dennis

Iowa

Hillary Bor

Iowa State University

Jake Kaminski

Iroquois High School (Elma, N.Y.)

Meghan Musnicki

Ithaca College

Michael Tinsley

Jackson State

Keith Sanderson

John Marshall High School (San Antonio, Texas)

Allison Brock

Kailua High School (Kailua, Hawaii)

Erik Kynard

Kansas State University

Steven Lopez

Kempner High School (Sugar Land, Texas)

Timothy Wang

Kerr High School (Houston, Texas)

Haley Augello

King University

Paula Lynn Obanana

La Salle University

Aria Fischer

Laguna Beach HS 2017

Denis Kudla

Laurel Springs High School (College Park, Maryland)

Laura Zeng

Libertyville High School (Libertyville, Ill.)

Richelle Stephens

Lindenwood University

Morgan Craft

Lindenwood University

David Lee

Long Beach State

Seimone Augustus

Louisiana State University

Sylvia Fowles

Louisiana State University

Reid Priddy

Loyola Marymount

Thomas Jaeschke

Loyola University Chicago

Nana Fa'avesi

Luther Burbank High School (Sacramento, Calif.)

Brooke Crain

Marian University

Chloé Dygert

Marian University

Jimmy Butler

Marquette University

Thomas Dunstan

USC

Caleb Paine

Mesa College

Paige McPherson

Miami-Dade College

Jeff Porter

Michigan

Draymond Green

Michigan State University

Emily Regan

Michigan State University

Sarah True

Middlebury College

Lea Davison

Middlebury College

Megan Guarnier

Middlebury College

Kayla Harrison

Middleton Highschool

Kanak Jha

Milpitas High School

Garrett Bender

Minneapolis Washburn (Miinneapolis, Minn.)

Lauren Kieffer

Mount Carmel High School (Mount Carmel, Ill.)

Brady Ellison

Mountain Ridge High School (Glendale, Ariz)

Sarah Robles

Mt. San Jacinto College

Jordan Burroughs

Nebraska

Tervel Dlagnev

Nebraska-Kearney

Aly Raisman

Needham High School

Phillip Dutton

Newington College

Beezie Madden

Nicolet High School

Boyd Martin

Nimbin University

Ryan Held

North Carolina State University

Lucas Kozeniesky

North Carolina State University

Travis Stevens

North Shore Community College

Andy Bisek

Northern Michigan

Ben Provisor

Northern Michigan

Robby Smith

Northern Michigan

Mikaela Mayer

Northern Michigan University

Jordan Wilimovsky

Northwestern University

Morghan King

Notre Dame de Namur University

Gabby Douglas

Oak Park High School

Alisa Kano

Oakton Community College

Kyle Snyder

Ohio State

Nate Ebner

Ohio State

Mike Hartfield

Ohio State

Will Claye

Oklahoma

Michael Rodgers

Oklahoma Baptist University

Rickie Fowler

Oklahoma State University

Shadrack Kipchirchir

Oklahoma State University

Devery Karz

Oregon State University

Alex Obert

Pacific

Sarah Hammer

Palomar College

Aaron Russell

Penn State

Christa Dietzen

Penn State

Max Holt

Penn State

Matt Anderson

Penn State

Alisha Glass

Penn State

Bobby Lea

Penn State

Ali Krieger

Penn State

Alyssa Naeher

Penn State

Joe Kovacs

Penn State

Frank Molinaro

Penn State

Miles Chamley-Watson

Penn State

Darrell Hill

Penn State

Matt Baranoski

Penn State

Merrill Moses

Pepperdine

Jesse Smith

Pepperdine

Kim Hill

Pepperdine

Donn Cabral

Princeton

Ashleigh Johnson

Princeton

Kate Bertko

Princeton

Julia Reinprecht

Princeton

Katie Reinprecht

Princeton

Kathleen Sharkey

Princeton

Glenn Ochal

Princeton

Robin Prendes

Princeton

Katharine Holmes

Princeton

Gevvie Stone

Princeton

Tyler Nase

Princeton

Maka Unufe

Provo High School

Kara Winger

Purdue University

Amanda Elmore

Purdue University

David Boudia

Purdue University

Steele Johnson

Purdue University

Michal Smolen

Queens University

Bui Baravilala

Radford High School

Missy Franklin

University of California - Berkeley

Jenn Suhr

Roberts Wesleyan

Brent Bookwalter

Rockford High School (Rockford, Mich.)

Carli Lloyd

Rutgers University

Logan Dooley

Saddleback College

Whitney Ashley

San Diego State University

Colton Brown

San Jose State University

Marti Malloy

San Jose State University

Julie Johnston

Santa Clara Univeristy

Carlos Balderas

Santa Maria High School

Amanda Weitzeil

University of California - Berkeley

Nick Delpopolo

Schenectady County Community College

Nicole Ahsinger

Scripps Ranch (San Diego, Calif.)

Helen Maroulis

Simon Fraser

Gwen Berry

Southern Illinois University

DeAnna Price

Southern Illinois University

Jackie Galloway

Southern Methodist University

Madison Kocian

University of California - Los Angeles

Heather Miller-Koch

St. Cloud State University

Daryl Homer

St. John's University

Dagmara Wozniak

St. John's University

Erik Shoji

Stanford

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Stanford

Kawika Shoji

Stanford

Kassidy Cook

Stanford

Tony Azevedo

Stanford

Melissa Seidemann

Stanford

Alex Bowen

Stanford

Kiley Neushul

Stanford

Bret Bonanni

Stanford

Maggie Steffens

Stanford

Ben Hallock

Stanford

Makenzie Fischer

Stanford

Lia Neal

Stanford

Foluke Akinradewo

Stanford

Helena Scutt

Stanford

Mariya Koroleva

Stanford

Victoria Folayan

Stanford

Maya DiRado

Stanford

Marion Lepert

Stanford

Kelley O'Hara

Stanford

Christen Press

Stanford

Eleanor Logan

Stanford

Grace Luczak

Stanford

Austin Hack

Stanford

Lucy Davis

Stanford

Kristian Ipsen

Stanford

Simone Manuel

Stanford

Alexander Massialas

Stanford

Katie Ledecky

Stanford

Jeff Henderson

Stillman College

Carmelo Anthony

Syracuse University

Alyssa Manley

Syracuse University

Katie Zaferes

Syracuse University

Sattawat Pongnairat

Taweethapisek High School (Bangkok, Thailand)

Ajeé Wilson

Temple University

Nia Ali

Tennessee

Michelle Carter

Texas

Cammile Adams

Texas A&M

DeAndre Jordan

Texas A&M

Shelbi Vaughan

Texas A&M

Maggie Malone

Texas A&M

Ameer Webb

Texas A&M

Sarah Scherer

Texas Christian University

Logan Cunningham

Texas State University

Gil Roberts

Texas Tech University

Brad Adkins

Texas Tech University

Devin McEwan

The Hotchkiss School

Kent Farrington

The Latin School of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)

Jason Pryor

Ohio State

Josh Richmond

Troy State Online

Vincent Hancock

Troy University

Edward King

U.S. Naval Academy

Anita Alvarez

U.S. Performance Academy

Nathan Adrian

University of California - Berkeley

John Mann

University of California - Berkeley

Luca Cupido

University of California - Berkeley

Kim Conley

UC Davis

Elena Pirozhkova

UCCS

Karsta Lowe

University of California - Los Angeles

Meb Keflezighi

University of California - Los Angeles

Courtney Mathewson

University of California - Los Angeles

KK Clark

University of California - Los Angeles

Josh Samuels

University of California - Los Angeles

Sami Hill

University of California - Los Angeles

Rachel Fattal

University of California - Los Angeles

Alex Roelse

University of California - Los Angeles

Maddie Musselman

University of California - Los Angeles

Lauren Fendrick

University of California - Los Angeles

Sydney McLaughlin

Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains, N.J.)

Olivia Smoliga

Georgia

Phil Dalhausser

University of Central Florida

Clayton Murphy

University of Akron

Matt Emmons

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Enkelejda Shehaj

University of Albania

Kevin Cordes

University of Arizona

Chloe Woodruff

University of Arizona

Ben Kanute

University of Arizona

Corben Sharrah

University of Arizona

Jarrion Lawson

University of Arkansas

Stacy Lewis

University of Arkansas

Alexis Weeks

University of Arkansas

Sandi Morris

University of Arkansas

Chrishuna Williams

University of Arkansas

Lily Zhang

University of California - Berkeley

Anthony Ervin

University of California - Berkeley

Jacob Pebley

University of California - Berkeley

Kathleen Baker

University of California - Berkeley

Inika McPherson

University of California - Berkeley

Dana Vollmer

University of California - Berkeley

Alex Morgan

University of California - Berkeley

Danny Barrett

University of California - Berkeley

Tom Shields

University of California - Berkeley

Josh Prenot

University of California - Berkeley

Ryan Murphy

University of California - Berkeley

Cierra Runge

University of California - Berkeley

Charles Jock

University of California - Irvine

Eva Lee

University of California - Irvine

Phillip Chew

University of California - Irvine

Mallory Pugh

University of California - Los Angeles

Kelly Griffin

University of California - Los Angeles

Jamie Subandhi

University of California - Los Angeles

Howard Shu

University of California - Los Angeles

Iris Wang

University of California - Los Angeles

Nareg Guregian

University of California - Berkeley

Maggie Hogan

University of California - Santa Barbara

Barbara Nwaba

University of California - Santa Barbara

Seth Weil

University of California - Berkeley

David Smith

University of California - Irvine

Carli Lloyd

University of California - Berkeley

Frank Thompson

UCCS

Will Brown

UCCS

Emma Coburn

Colorado

Adeline Gray

UCCS

Jennifer Valente

UCCS

Sue Bird

Connecticut

Melissa Gonzalez

Connecticut

Tina Charles

Connecticut

Maya Moore

Connecticut

Breanna Stewart

Connecticut

Diana Taurasi

Connecticut

Elena Delle Donne

Delaware

Elizabeth Beisel

Florida

Conor Dwyer

Florida

Ryan Lochte

Florida

Kerron Clement

Florida

Tony McQuay

Florida

Christian Taylor

Florida

Arman Hall

Florida

Caeleb Dressel

Florida

Bubba Watson

Georgia

Allison Schmitt

Georgia

Gunnar Bentz

Georgia

Kibwe Johnson

Georgia

Melanie Margalis

Georgia

Chase Kalisz

Georgia

Hali Flickinger

Georgia

Jay Litherland

Georgia

Keturah Orji

Georgia

Kendell Williams

Georgia

Rajeev Ram

UIUC

Kyle Clemons

Kansas

Andrea Geubelle

Kansas

DeMarcus Cousins

Kentucky

Andrew Evans

Kentucky

Jessica Javelet

Louisville

Angel McCoughtry

Louisville

Kelsi Worrell

Louisville

Ashley Nee

Maryland

Katie Bam

Maryland

Jill Witmer

Maryland

Sam Dorman

Miami

Sean Ryan

Michigan

Connor Jaeger

Michigan

Bora Gulari

Michigan

Ellen Tomek

Michigan

Sam Mikulak

Michigan

Felice Mueller

Michigan

Michael Phelps

Michigan

Lindsay Whalen

Minnesota

David Plummer

Minnesota

Ben Blankenship

Minnesota

Hassan Mead

Minnesota

Kelly Catlin

Minnesota

Sam Kendricks

Ole Miss

Brittney Reese

Ole Miss

Ricky Robertson

Ole Miss

Raven Saunders

Ole Miss

J'den Cox

Missouri

Kelsey Robinson

Nebraska

Jordan Larson

Nebraska

Kayla Banwarth

Nebraska

Connor Fields

UNLV

Jillion Potter

New Mexico

Courtney Frerichs

New Mexico

Harrison Barnes

UNC

Rachel Dawson

UNC

Katelyn Falgowski

UNC

Caitlin Van Sickle

UNC

Kelsey Kolojejchick

UNC

Paul Chelimo

UNC

Shalane Flanagan

UNC

Jackie Briggs

UNC

Crystal Dunn

UNC

Allie Long

UNC

Whitney Engen

UNC

Tobin Heath

UNC

Meghan Klingenberg

UNC

Molly Huddle

Notre Dame

Amanda Polk

Notre Dame

Kelley Hurley

Notre Dame

Courtney Hurley

Notre Dame

Gerek Meinhardt

Notre Dame

Lee Kiefer

Notre Dame

Mariel Zagunis

Notre Dame

Chris Wyles

University of Nottingham

Ronnie Ash

Oklahoma

Brittany Borman

Oklahoma

Jake Dalton

Oklahoma

Alex Naddour

Oklahoma

Chris Brooks

Oklahoma

Zack Test

Oregon

Deajah Stevens

Oregon

Galen Rupp

Oregon

Cyrus Hostetler

Oregon

Ashton Eaton

Oregon

Matthew Centrowitz

Oregon

English Gardner

Oregon

Phyllis Francis

Oregon

Sam Crouser

Oregon

Jenna Prandini

Oregon

Devon Allen

Oregon

Ariana Washington

Oregon

Taylor Ellis-Watson

Pittsburgh

Megan Rapinoe

Portland

Alise Post

San Diego

Natasha Hastings

South Carolina

Ryan Carlyle

South Carolina

Paige Railey

USF

DeMar DeRozan

USC

Haley Anderson

USC

Allyson Felix

USC

Amanda Weir

USC

Conor McCullough

USC

Tori Bowie

Southern Mississippi

Lydia Paterson

St. Mary

Justin Gatlin

Tennessee

Tamika Catchings

Tennessee

Tianna Bartoletta

Tennessee

Molly Hannis

Tennessee

Tavis Bailey

Tennessee

Christian Coleman

Tennessee

Kevin Durant

Texas

Townley Haas

Texas

Rachael Adams

Texas

Gerina Piller

Texas

Jimmy Feigen

Texas

Jack Conger

Texas

Marielle Hall

Texas

Ryan Crouser

Texas

Morolake Akinosun

Texas

Byron Robinson

Texas

Clark Smith

Texas

Courtney Okolo

Texas

Jake Gibb

Utah

Meghan O'Leary

Virginia

Michelle Vittese

Virginia

Becky Sauerbrunn

Virginia

Matt Miller

Virginia

Morgan Brian

Virginia

Robby Andrews

Virginia

Leah Smith

Virginia

Rob Munn

Washington

Katelin Snyder

Washington

Courtney Thompson

Washington

Hope Solo

Washington

Megan Kalmoe

Washington

Adrienne Martelli

Washington

Kerry Simmonds

Washington

Hans Struzyna

Washington

Sam Ojserkis

Washington

Sam Dommer

Washington

Jeremy Taiwo

Washington

Gwen Jorgensen

Wisconsin

Michael McPhail

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

John Nunn

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Miranda Melville

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Alev Kelter

Wisconsin

Grace Latz

Wisconsin

Kelsey Card

Wisconsin

Zach Ziemek

Wisconsin

Kathryn Johnson

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mason Finley

Wyoming

Kristin Armstrong

Idaho

Steve Johnson

USC

Micah Christenson

USC

April Ross

USC

Murphy Troy

USC

Dalilah Muhammad

USC

Kami Craig

USC

Kaleigh Gilchrist

USC

McQuin Baron

USC

Kyle Lowry

Villanova Univeristy

Carmen Farmer

Virginia Tech

Kristi Castlin

Virginia Tech

Steffen Peters

Voerde High School (Voerde, Germany)

Lauren Crandall

Wake Forest

Michelle Kasold

Wake Forest

Greg Billington

Wake Forest

Bernard Lagat

Washington State

Klay Thompson

WSU

Zach Garrett

Wellington-Napoleon High School (Wellington, Mo.)

Virginia Thrasher

West Virginia

Mara Abbott

Whitman

Ruth Winder

Winder Academy (Lafayette, Calif.)

Evan Jager

Wisconsin

Jesse Thielke

Wisconsin

Folau Niua

Woodside High School (River City, Calif.)

Thomas Barrows III

Yale

Joe Morris

Yale

Kate Grace

Yale

Charlie Cole

Yale

Nico Hernandez

Antonio Vargas

Casey Eichfeld

Dave Hughes

Stu McNay

Yale

Yijun Feng

Jennifer Wu

Jiaqi Zheng

Jack Sock

Madison Keys

Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Sloane Stephens

Coco Vandeweghe

Venus Williams

Serena Williams