World Champs NCAA Medal Table: 9 Schools Win Mixed Medley Medals


The NCAA places extra scoring emphasis on relays, and it shows internationally: 9 different NCAA programs put 11 athletes on medal-winning mixed medley relays, including all 8 Americans.

That mixed medley earned two more medals for Louisville, launching them to second of all NCAA schools. Only Stanford has more. Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford swam prelims of the medley for Louisville, Simone Manuel finals for Stanford.

And beyond the American relay, Team Canada had three NCAA swimmers on its relay. Finals breaststroker Richard Funk (who put Michigan on the board for the first time) and prelims duo Javier Acevedo and Chantal van Landeghemboth of whom are or were Georgia Bulldogs.

Comparatively, it was a light day for individual NCAA medalists. Katie Ledecky (Stanford) was the only individual medal-winner on day 4 from an NCAA program.


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).

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 7 6 1
Louisville 5 4 1
California 4 2 1 1
Auburn 4 1 2 1
Indiana 3 3
Texas 3 1 1 1
Georgia 3 1 2
Florida 2 2
Arizona 2 1 1
Northwestern 2 1 1
Missouri 1 1
USC 1 1
Virginia 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 2 1 1
USC 1 1
Indiana 1 1
Virginia 1 1
Arizona 1 1
Northwestern 1 1
Columbia 1 1
Louisville 1 1


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nihongo sensei
3 years ago

Glancing quickly, multiple schools have more medals than Texas.

3 years ago

Stanford is stacked, man… Ledecky, Manuel, etc…

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