Pac-12 Olympics Quick Facts
Former Stanford tennis players (and brothers) Bob and Mike Bryan will compete together in London.
• There are 239 total Olympians that will be participating in the 2012 Games (including alternates, coaches and delegates).
• Olympians will be representing 43 countries.
• 119 athletes of the 529 on the Team USA official roster are from Pac-12 institutions, nearly 23 percent of the roster.
• 44 athletes (including incoming freshman) and coaches will return to Pac-12 campuses to compete or coach their respective sports.
• For the first time ever, the U.S. is sending more women than men to the Olympic Games. Of the 269 U.S. Olympic athletes competing, 69 are from the Pac-12 (26 percent of the roster). A testament to the impact of Title IX and the Conference's strength in women's athletics.
• Second-most Pac-12 athletes representing a country is Canada (20) and third-most is Australia (7)
• The Pac-12 has, by far, the most number of Olympians represented. The Big Ten is the second-closest with approximately 120.
• Pac-12 athletes will be competing in 16 different sports at the London Olympics.
• Amy Acuff (UCLA '97) is one of seven five-time Olympians on the USA team.
• Three sets of siblings will be competing for USA (of eight siblings total) - Alyssa (Arizona) and Haley Anderson (USC), swimming; Bob and Mike Ryan, tennis (doubles partners, Stanford); Jessica and Maggie Steffans (Stanford), water polo.
• USC will have the most representation at the Olympic Games, with 44 athletes, coaches and support staff with Trojan ties. The Trojans will also have the most countries represented with 18. Cal is second in both categories, with 42 Olympians representing 17 countries. Stanford is third with 40 Olympians.
• Stanford has the most sports represented with 12.
• Of the eight men's and women's beach volleyball players named to the US Olympic team, five have Pac-12 ties.
• Of the 44 men and women named to the US Olympic rowing team, 17 are from the Pac-12.
• Of the 18 players named to the U.S. Olympic women's soccer team, 10 are from the Pac-12.
• The Pac-12 has the most representation in the sport of track & field with 59. Swimming is close behind with 52.
• Of the 12 players named to the U.S. Olympic women's volleyball team, five are from the Pac-12.
• Of 13 players named to the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team, 12 have Pac-12 ties.
• In 2010, California women's swimming head coach Teri McKeever made history by becoming the first woman to ever be selected to serve as the head coach of the U.S. Olympic women's swimming team.
• USC has produced the most Olympians, Olympic medalists and Olympic gold medalists than any other University.
• The Trojans have won 123 golds, including one in every Olympics since 1912.
• If USC competed as a country, its 262 total medals would be 17th among all countries, while its 123 gold medals would be 12th.
• Arizona has had at least one athlete with Arizona ties compete in every Summer Olympiad since the Rome Games in 1960, and has had at least one medal at every Games since 1968.
• Pac-12 athletes have won medals in 25 different sports in the Summer Olympics.
• Overall, Pac-12 athletes have represented 96 countries in the Olympic Games. USC has represented the most at 57, followed by UCLA's 43 and Arizona State's 36.
• 259 athletes/coaches/staff represented Pac-10 institutions (does not include Colorado and Utah)
• Pac-10 athletes represented 46 countries in 21 sports.
• Pac-10 athletes won 89 medals, which would have ranked third in medal count if the Conference was a country behind the United State (110) and China (100).
• Pac-10 athletes took home 29 gold, 47 silver and 13 bronze medals.
• After the 2008 Beijing Games, Forbes put together a list of "America's Top 10 Olympic Schools," and five were from the Pac-10 (Stanford was No. 1, California and USC were tied for second, UCLA was No. 5, and Arizona was No. 7).
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