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Ten Colleges With the Most 2014 U.S. Olympians

Michael Gaio

The 2014 US Olympic team has 230 competing athletes from 39 states. But we were curious as to where our Olympians went to college. It turns out, Business Insider already put together a list, but we've reposted it in case you missed it.

The list is covered with the usual suspects — the Minnesotas and Wisconsins that you might expect — but also some schools you might not expect:

Olympic Team

10. Alaska Pacific University - 4 Olympic Athletes

Cross-Country Skiing:

  • Erik Bjornsen
  • Sadie Bjornsen
  • Holly Brooks
  • Kikkan Randall

9. Boston College - 4 Olympic Athletes

Ice Hockey:

  • Alex Carpenter
  • Molly Schaus
  • Kelli Stack
  • Brooks Orpik

8. Harvard University - 4 Olympic Athletes

Ice Hockey:

  • Julie Chu
  • Lyndsey Fry
  • Michelle Picard
  • Josephine Pucci

7. University of North Dakota - 4 Olympic Athletes

Ice Hockey:

  • Jocelyne Lamoureux
  • Monique Lamoureux
  • T.J. Oshie
  • Zach Parise

6. University of Michigan - 6 Olympic Athletes

Figure Skating:

  • Evan Bates
  • Meryl Davis
  • Charlie White
  • Maia Shibutani
  • Alex Shibutani

Ice Hockey:

  • Max Pacioretty

5. University of Minnesota - 8 Olympic Athletes

Ice Hockey:

  • Megan Bozek
  • Amanda Kessel
  • Phil Kessel
  • Paul Martin
  • Gigi Marvin
  • Anne Schleper
  • Lee Stecklein
  • Blake Wheeler

4. University of Utah - 8 Olympic Athletes

Alpine Skiing:

  • Steven Nyman


  • Annelies Cook


  • Steven Holcomb

Cross-Country Skiing:

  • Torin Koos

Freestyle Skiing:

  • Emily Cook

Ski Jumping:

  • Lindsey Van


  • Alyson Dudek
  • Patrick Meek

3. Dartmouth College - 9 Olympic Athletes

Alpine Skiing:

  • David Chodounsky
  • Nolan Kasper
  • Andrew Weibrecht


  • Hannah Dreissigacker
  • Susan Dunklee
  • Sara Studebaker

Cross-Country Skiing:

  • Sophie Caldwell
  • Ida Sargent

Freestyle Skiing:

  • Hannah Kearney

2. University of Wisconsin - 10 Olympic Athletes


  • Erika Brown

Ice Hockey:

  • Brianna Decker
  • Meghan Duggan
  • Hilary Knight
  • Ryan McDonagh
  • Meaghan Mikkelson
  • Joe Pavelski
  • Derek Stepan
  • Ryan Suter
  • Jessie Vetter

1. Westminster College (Utah) - 23 Olympic Athletes

Alpine Skiing:

  • Julia Ford
  • Travis Ganong
  • Jared Goldberg
  • Megan McJames
  • Leanne Smith
  • Marco Sullivan
  • Jacqueline Wiles

Cross-Country Skiing:

  • Jessie Diggins
  • Torin Koos


  • Maddie Bowman
  • Joss Christensen
  • Devin Logan
  • Brita Sigourney

Freestyle Skiing:

  • Heather McPhie
  • Eliza Outtrim

Nordic Combined:

  • Bryan Fletcher
  • Taylor Fletcher

Ski Jumping:

  • Jessica Jerome


  • Alexander Deibold
  • Faye Gulini
  • Jackie Hernandez
  • Lindsey Jacobellis
  • Jessika Jenson

For the non-math majors, that means 10 percent of the U.S. Olympic team hails from Westminster College. Hadn't heard of it? We'll admit, neither had we.

It turns out, Westminster is a small liberal arts school in Salt Lake City with a total enrollment of about 3,000 students. Its location — seven world-class ski resorts are within a 30-minute drive — make it the ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders. No wonder the school is skiing laps around the rest of the nation's colleges.

According to Forbes, Westminster became the go to landing spot for elite winter athletes due to a partnership between the school and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), which is based in nearby Park City. Westminster is the “Official Partner of Higher Education” for the USSA and covers tuition — $29,500 this school year — for qualifying USSA athletes. For more information on Westminster, check out the entire article on


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