March 06, 2018, 6:20 p.m. (ET)

 

With the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Team USA athletes brought home 23 medals from South Korea. Of the 58 U.S. medalists, 50 percent are current or former collegiate student-athletes.

In addition to the hardware, student-athletes took home countless memories. Hear what some of our student-athletes had to say during their time in PyeongChang.

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After defeating Canada to win gold…

"I can't put it into words. This whole year is for everyone that came before us. This is for Julie Chu and for all our families at home, the schools that we went to, everyone supporting us. It is a feeling I have never experienced." – Kacey Bellamy, ice hockey, New Hampshire

 

After a sixth-place finish in the men’s team sprint free…

"We'll come back for a gold - eight years, 12 years from now." – Simi Hamilton, cross-country skiing, Middlebury

 

After the women’s 4x6-kilometer biathlon…

“We had unbelievable skis today. It was like riding Apollo’s chariot into the sun,” Joanne Reid, biathlon, Colorado

 

After finishing her training runs in PyeongChang…

"Anything is possible. I was sitting at a desk four years ago, and I'm an Olympian now." – Lauren Gibbs, bobsled, Brown

 

After wrapping up competition in his second Olympic Winter Games…

“Any time you get the chance to represent your country, it’s a special moment. We’ll be disappointed, for sure, but I felt we battled hard, we played as a group and we left everything there.” – Brian Gionta, ice hockey, Boston College

 

After coaching his team to an Olympic gold medal…

"It is everything for our country. I can't tell you how happy I am for our players. We love them, it is unreal. I am just so thankful for the outcome. It was a thrilling final, it was unreal. I am just so happy for our players." – Robb Stauber, women’s ice hockey head coach, Minnesota

 

After wrapping up competition in his first Olympic Winter Games…

“It’s not the ending we wanted, but when I look back, I’ve got a whole locker room full of brothers that I didn’t have two weeks ago.” – Troy Terry, ice hockey, Denver

 

After winning Team USA’s first cross-country skiing gold medal…

"Hearing it out loud, it still doesn't feel real. It's what I've been working on for 20 years and with this team for the last five years, and wow, it's just so fun to put it together tonight, finally." – Kikkan Randall, cross-country skiing, Alaska Pacific

 

After finishing sixth in the men’s 4x7.5k biathlon…

“This race is a little different. You not only have your own hopes and dreams riding on it, but you’ve got your three other teammates. It adds a little bit of pressure and it’s the Olympics, and the more pressure there is, the more I have to remind myself that the only thing you can do is go out and do your best.” – Lowell Bailey, biathlon, Vermont

 

After winning bronze in the women’s team pursuit…

"Feeling blessed to be here. Couldn't have done it without the team and happy to do it with these fine ladies. It has taken an army to get me here, it's taken an army to get these three other ladies here. We couldn't have done it without each other. It's great to be a part of Team USA." – Brittany Bowe, long track speedskating, Florida Atlantic

 

After her halfpipe qualification run…

"I love watching my teammates go, they definitely inspire me. Everyone has a different aspect to their strengths, and their skiing, and it's so fun to watch and see how the judges reward it. We're here to cheer each other on." – Brita Sigourney, freestyle skiing, UC – Davis

 

Check out Team USA’s student-athlete final results here.