Team USA's 2020 Collegiate Olympic Footprint

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team was comprised of 635 athletes who competed for Team USA across 44 sports in Japan. Of those 635 athletes, more than 75% competed collegiately across 171 schools. College athlete representation on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team spanned all three NCAA Divisions (I, II and III), as well as junior colleges and collegiate club programs. In addition:

  • Twenty teams had at least 80% collegiate participation on their U.S. Olympic rosters, including 11 teams that were fully comprised of college athletes: men’s and women’s basketball, women’s 3v3 basketball, men’s and women’s water polo, diving, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s indoor volleyball, rowing and softball.
  • Ten schools had 10 or more student-athletes competing on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team: Stanford, UCLA, Texas, Cal, Southern California, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Penn State and Notre Dame.
  • One-third of U.S. fencers competed at Notre Dame; 45% of U.S. rowers competed in the Ivy League, and more than half of the women’s softball team competed in the Pac-12.

Visualizing the collegiate footprint: The following infographics summarize the scope of Team USA's collegiate footprint, including breakdowns by sport and school. Links to access the full-size versions and the raw data are below.

  • 2020 U.S. Olympic collegiate participation – highlights (raw data)
  • 2020 U.S. Olympic collegiate participation – by sport (raw data)
  • 2020 U.S. Olympic collegiate participation – by school (raw data)
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