2022 U.S. Olympic Team: By the Numbers
This winter in Beijing, Team USA is 224 athletes strong at the Olympic Winter Games. Of these athletes, 85 (38%) have student-athlete ties to 45 colleges and universities across the country. Team USA has representation from all the NCAA divisions, as well as the NAIA. On the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team, 22 athletes have been crowned NCAA champions and 29 athletes are currently competing at NCAA institutions. With 12 Gophers wearing red, white and blue, Minnesota has the most student-athletes competing on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team. They are followed by Utah (six athletes), Wisconsin and Boston College (five athletes), and Vermont and Michigan (four athletes).
Five sport teams have at least 75% collegiate participation on their roster, with men’s and women’s hockey leading the way at 100% collegiate representation. Additionally:
- Women’s hockey: The 23-member women’s hockey team is comprised of 11 NCAA women’s ice hockey champions.
- Men’s hockey: The Beijing Olympic Winter Games mark the first time since 1988 the full U.S. men’s hockey roster will be comprised of players who have competed or are currently competing collegiately.
- Bobsled: Before competing for Team USA, U.S. bobsledders competed collegiately in five different sports: track and field, football, softball, lacrosse and basketball.
- Biathlon: The U.S. biathlon team has the broadest collegiate representation on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team: all three NCAA divisions are represented and not a single school has more than one student-athlete on the team:
- Alpine skiing: Since 2000, the NCAA skiing championship has been won 16 times by Utah, Denver, Vermont and Dartmouth – the four schools represented on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team.
- Cross-country skiing: Of the 14-member U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Team, 11 members competed collegiately across five different schools.