NCAA Olympics Wrap Part I: The Final Medal Tally

Over the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at how NCAA teams stacked up here in Rio.  That’ll include breaking the medal table further to reflect the impact of those who participated in the 2015-2016 season, those who redshirted, and those who deferred for a year.

However, over the course of the week, we’ve been keeping track of medalists and finalists who competed with, or will compete with, a NCAA team in 2016.  As this is designed to give a snapshot of how the top schools are represented in Rio, we’re using a pretty wide definition of who will count in our hypothetical medal tables.  So, we’re including swimmers who chose to sit out this past NCAA season and redshirt, those who chose to defer matriculation for a year and will start in this fall, and those who have just graduated.  Again, the intent is not to “assign credit” to a particular coach or program.  We’re well aware that NCAP’s Bruce Gemmell coaches Katie Ledecky, not Stanford coach Greg Meehan.  Rather, we’re trying to give a quick snapshot of major college programs by seeing how swimmers who have competed for them recently, or will be competing this fall, fared on the swimming world’s biggest stage.

Gold Medalists

  • Katie Ledecky, Stanford, 400 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 4×200 Free Relay, & 800 Freestyle
  • Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 4×100 Freestyle Relay & 4×100 Medley Relay (Prelims)
  • Ryan Held, NC State, 4×100 Freestyle Relay
  • Blake Pieroni, Indiana, 4×100 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
  • Ryan Murphy, California, 100 Back, 200 Back, & 4×100 Medley Relay
  • Lilly King, Indiana, 100 Breast & 4×100 Medley Relay
  • Townley Haas, Texas, 4×200 Freestyle Relay
  • Clark Smith, Texas, 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
  • Jack Conger, Texas, 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
  • Gunnar Bentz, Georgia, 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
  • Leah Smith, Virginia, 4×200 Freestyle Relay
  • Cierra Runge, Wisconsin, 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
  • Simone Manuel, Stanford, 100 Freestyle & 4×100 Medley Relay
  • Joseph Schooling, Texas, 100 Fly
  • Kathleen Baker, California, 4×100 Medley Relay
  • Olivia Smoliga, Georiga, 4×100 Medley Relay (Prelims)
  • Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, 4×100 Medley Relay (Prelims)
  • Abbey Weitzeil, California, 4×100 Medley Relay (Prelims)

Silver Medalists

  • Chase Kalisz, Georgia, 400 IM
  • Katie Ledecky, Stanford, 4×100 Freestyle Relay
  • Simone Manuel, Stanford, 4×100 Freestyle Relay & 50 Freestyle
  • Lia Neal, Stanford, 4×100 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
  • Abbey Weitzeil, California, 4×100 Freestyle Relay
  • Kathleen Baker, California, 100 Back
  • Josh Prenot, California, 200 Breast

Bronze Medalists

  • Leah Smith, Virginia, 400 Freestyle
  • Chantal van Landeghem, Georgia, 4×100 Freestyle Relay
  • Brittany MacLean, Georiga, 4×200 Freestyle Relay
  • Kennedy Goss, Indiana, 4×200 Freestyle Relay (Prelims)

Other Finalists

  • Santo Condorelli, USC, 4×100 Freestyle Relay & 100 Free
  • Beryl Gastaldello, Texas A&M, 4×100 Freestyle Relay
  • Jay Litherland, Georgia, 400 IM
  • Brittany MacLean, Georgia, 400 Freestyle
  • Townley Haas, Texas, 200 Freestyle
  • Olivia Smoligia, Georgia, 100 Back
  • Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 100 Freestyle
  • Hali Flickinger, Georgia, 200 Fly
  • Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M, 200 IM
  • Jacob Pebley, California, 200 Back
  • Abbey Weitzeil, California, 100 Freestyle
  • Simonas Bilis, NC State, 50 Freestyle
  • Kierra Smith, Minneosta, 200 Breast
  • Leah Smith, Virginia, 800 Freestyle
  • Jordan Wilimovsky, Northwestern, 1500 Freestyle

Medal Count by School

  • Stanford: 6/4/0 = 10 total
  • California: 5/3/0 = 8 total
  • Texas: 4/0/0 = 4 total
  • Indiana: 3/0/1 = 4 total
  • Georgia: 2/1/2 = 5 total
  • Florida: 2/0/0 = 2 total
  • Virginia: 1/0/1 = 2 total
  • NC State: 1/0/0 = 1 total
  • Wisconsin: 1/0/0 = 1 total
  • Louisville: 1/0/0 = 1 total

If you see we’ve missed anyone who has swam for a college team in 2016, or will be coming off of a redshirt or deferral and will swimming this fall, please let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.

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Cynthia mae Curran
4 years ago

Isn’t Tom Shields, prelims 4 * 100 medley relay skipped here.

Reply to  Cynthia mae Curran
4 years ago

It looks like it’s only current swimmers

Cynthia mae Curran
Reply to  Swammer
4 years ago

ok. current swimmers or future ones.

Reply to  Cynthia mae Curran
4 years ago

Did he not get listed because graduated more than a year ago?

Aggie Fan
4 years ago

Camille Adams – Texas A&M. Finalist 200 fly

4 years ago

Katie doesn’t count for Stanford…

Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

Did you read the article

Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

PVDH, Robert includes Katie and Simone to prop up Stanford. Oh yeah, and whatshername has disavowed swimming as beneath her to joint an overrated bluechip-consulting firm.

Swimmer 2
Reply to  gator
4 years ago

i didn’t think gators were salt water creatures, but you’re proving me wrong