Georgia Adds Three Golds On Day 5’s NCAA Worlds Medal Table


Three Georgia Bulldogs won gold medals on day 5 of the 2017 World Championships, pushing UGA into a tie for 2nd among all schools in our NCAA medal table.

Chase Kalisz got one individually with a win in the 200 IM, and Melanie Margalis and Hali Flickinger both earned golds with the U.S. women’s 4×200 free relay. Georgia has now won 6 total medals, but 5 of those have come in relay events. Kalisz was the first individual medalist for Georgia this year.

Louisville keeps pace in second place, as Mallory Comerford was also on that 4×200 free relay. Stanford still leads with 8, behind another relay gold from Katie Ledecky.

We’ve also added open water swimmers into our medal table. The list now includes 18 total schools that have racked up 54 medals thus far, with three days of competition to go.


Note: in compiling these numbers, we’re using the strict definition of “current swimmer or alumnus.” To count towards these numbers, an athlete must have competed for the college program in question. We’re not including commits, nor are we including swimmers who train out of a certain university without directly competing for that college’s NCAA program. So, for example, Bruno Fratus doesn’t count for Auburn (he’s trained there but never competed at the college level), Zane Grothe doesn’t count for Indiana (he trains there now, but swam for Auburn throughout college) and Michael Phelps wouldn’t count for Michigan (anyone remember that? A good illustration of why our definition leaves a lot less weird gray area). In addition, transfers will count for the program for which they are currently competing, or the program with which they finished their collegiate eligibility.

Note #2: We’re also counting total medals, not total event medals (as is typically done in medal counts). So instead of the men’s 4×100 free relay counting as one gold medal (like it would in a traditional medal table), we’re counting each individual swimmer’s college affiliations, if any. So Brazil’s male 4×100 free relay actually counts as two golds for Auburn: one for Cesar Cielo and another for Marcelo Chierighini. And while this could certainly be debated, we’re also counting prelims swimmers. So the U.S. women’s 4×100 free relay counts as three medals for Stanford (Katie LedeckySimone Manuel in the final and Lia Neal in prelims) and two for Louisville (Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford) along with one for Georgia (Olivia Smoliga in prelims).

All that said, think of these lists as a tally of total medals won by all members and alums of each NCAA program.


Total Gold Silver Bronze
Stanford 8 7 1
Louisville 6 5 1
Georgia 6 4 2
California 5 2 2 1
Texas 4 2 1 1
Auburn 4 1 2 1
Indiana 3 3
Florida 3 3
Northwestern 3 1 2
Arizona 2 1 1
Virginia 2 1 1
USC 2 1 1
Missouri 1 1
Wisconsin 1 1
Duke 1 1
Columbia 1 1
Arizona State 1 1
Michigan 1 1


Total Gold Silver Bronze
Stanford 3 2 1
Texas 2 1 1
California 3 2 1
USC 2 1 1
Indiana 1 1
Virginia 1 1
Arizona 1 1
Northwestern 2 2
Columbia 1 1
Louisville 1 1
Georgia 1 1
Florida 1 1
Duke 1 1


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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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