Cal and Stanford will be well represented at the London Games.
The Bay Area schools have long been known for producing Olympic athletes, coaches and trainers and this year is no different.
Some quick facts about Olympians from the two schools:
- Stanford will has two sets of siblings: tennis partners Bob and Mike Ryan and women’s water polo players Jessica and Maggie Steffens.
- Cal ranks second among all schools in the country with 42 Olympians, while Stanford ranks third with 40.
- Stanford will be represented in more sports than any school in the country with 11: beach volleyball, diving, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, synchronized swimming, swimming, track and field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
- Cal will be represented in six sports: basketball, rowing, soccer, swimming, track and field and water polo.
- Cal will be represented by 17 countries: USA, China, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Brazil, Serbia, Slovenia, Denmark, Estonia, Switzerland, South Africa, Poland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Croatia and Iran.
- Stanford has athletes representing eight countries: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, Austria, Bermuda, Nigeria and Greece.
- When Cal women’s swimming coach Teri McKeever was named the head coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team is 2010, she was the first woman to earn that honor.
- After the Beijing Games in 2008, Forbes ranked Stanford as the No. 1 Olympic college in the country and Cal as No. 3.