Team USA's 2020 Collegiate Olympic Footprint

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team is comprised of 613 athletes who will be competing for Team USA across 44 sports in Japan. Of the 613 athletes heading to Tokyo, more than 75% (462 athletes) competed collegiately across 169 schools. College athlete representation on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team spans all three NCAA Divisions (I, II and III), as well as junior colleges and collegiate club programs. In addition: 

Twenty teams have at least 80% collegiate participation on their U.S. Olympic rosters, including 11 teams that are fully comprised of college athletes: men’s and women’s basketball, women’s 3v3 basketball, men’s and women’s water polo, diving, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s indoor volleyball, rowing and softball.

Ten schools have 10 or more student-athletes competing on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team: Stanford, UCLA, Texas, Cal, Southern California, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Penn State and Notre Dame.

One-third of U.S. fencers competed at Notre Dame; 45% of U.S. rowers competed in the Ivy League, and more than half of the women’s softball team competed in the Pac-12.

Visualizing the collegiate footprint: The following infographics summarize the scope of Team USA's collegiate footprint, including breakdowns by sport and school. Links to access the full-size versions and the raw data are below.

Defining college ties: Team USA’s collegiate footprint is defined by athletes who have or will represent their college in competition. This includes athletes who have already finished their collegiate careers, those currently competing and incomers who have signed National Letters of Intent. While the vast majority will have competed in NCAA intercollegiate athlete, athletes who competed in non-NCAA varsity and club sports are also included as college athletes in this database. While the collegiate footprint in Tokyo is vast across many countries, please note the below is reflective only of Team USA’s 2020 Olympic roster.

Please note athletes that are named as alternates or replacement athletes are not reflected in the below database. These athletes will not become Olympians until they step on the field of play and compete for Team USA in Tokyo.

NOTE: For a full collegiate breakdown of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team, please review the below database. Utilize Ctrl+Shift+Enter to view the raw data once within the report or view the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team collegiate roster raw data.

Tokyo 2020 Collegiate Resources

As part of its Olympians Made Here collegiate solidarity campaign, the USOPC will provide schools and conference communicators with resources to aid their coverage. Please review the below information as you begin your communications planning to celebrate your Team USA student-athletes in Tokyo.

School Resources: Access resources to aid your coverage of the Olympic Games. 

Tokyo Schedule: See when your athletes will be competing in Tokyo. 

Tokyo Results: Track how Team USA collegiate athletes are performing. 

U.S. School Leaderboard: See how your school ranks.

Content Archive & Editorial Coverage: Read news relevant to student-athletes in Tokyo.

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