DIGEST: Water Polo Schools Well Represented at Rio Olympics

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US colleges have been quick to publicize just how many of their student athletes have made Olympic rosters for this summer’s games in Rio. Water polo plays a large role in the story largely due to the number of women from around the world who get significant training at the NCAA level.

A few stories covering the subject. Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments below.

USC Water Polo Sends Nine Trojans To Rio For 2016 Olympic Games – University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
The Official Athletic Site of the University of Southern California – USC’s storied water polo program will be well represented once again in Olympic waters. In all, there are nine former or current Trojans locked in with tickets to Rio de Janeiro as members of their respective national teams. On the women’s side, USC will have five Women of Troy in the mix, competing for four different countries — USA, Australia, Spain and Brazil. On the men’s side, there will be four more Trojans earning Olympic status, in competition for three different nations — USA, Australia and Greece. In all, six of those USC products will be making their first-ever Olympic appearances, with three players also lined up on current USC rosters. Altogether, the group has collected 12 NCAA Championships during their time as Trojans.

35 UCLA Athletes and Coaches Are Headed To Rio – Bruins Nation
Since 1920, there has been a Bruin in every Olympiad except 1924. This year, 35 individuals with UCLA affiliations will participate in the Rio Olympics.

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympians: 42 athletes and 9 coaches/staff to Rio – California Golden Blogs
A full list of 50 Calympians: 42 athletes competing and 9 supporting staff along with their competition dates.

UC Irvine well represented at Olympic Games – The Orange County Register
UC Irvine has a number of representations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games beginning this week. Track and Field Persis William-Mensah (Ghana, 4×100 relay),

Are You Ready For Rio? Here’s Everything You Need To Follow Your Tigers At The 2016 Olympics – GoPrincetonTigers.com | Princeton Athletics
The 2016 Rio Games will officially begin Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, but Princetonians like to get a jump on things, and this is no exception. Thirteen current or former Princeton student-athletes, as well as two members of the track & field coaching staff, have made their way to Rio, and the first Tiger (Diana Matheson ’08) will begin the Olympic journey Wednesday with a soccer game.

UCLA to send 36 to 2016 Olympic Games | UCLA
A total of 36 UCLA Bruins have made Olympic rosters for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, including 29 current, incoming or former student-athletes.

43 TrojansMore Than Any U.S. UniversityHeaded To 2016 Rio Olympics – University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
The Official Athletic Site of the University of Southern California – USC will be represented by 43 past, present and future students competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, more than any school in the nation. It is the fifth consecutive Summer Games with at least 40 Trojan Olympians. The 43 Rio Olympians are USCs third most ever in a Games.