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Cal will send 50 Olympians to 2016 Rio Olympics, most of any university

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Swimming: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Cal is not just dropping 50 Golden Bears at the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Brazil, they are sending the most out of ANY university in the United States, according to CBS Sports. I’d guess that it’d be the most out of any university in the world, although we have no official stats of Olympic representation around the world.

The Pac-12 leads the way with 273 athletes, coaches and staff overall (The SEC sends 206, Big Ten 154, ACC 137, and Big 12 100). The California Pac-12 programs lead the way in representation, with Cal sending 50 Olympians, USC 48, Stanford 43, and UCLA 34. Arizona State is sending 25, Oregon 22, and Arizona 13 to give the Pac-12 seven out of the top 25 represented programs.

In case you were wondering about the identities of all the Calympians, Ruey has your full list below, and you can click here to check out which Golden Bears he predicts will win medals.

Crew:

Events Dates: August 6-13

Cal Men's Crew athletes:

Will Dean (Canada), Cal alum, 2nd time Olympian

Nareg Guregian (USA), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Marko Marjanovic (Serbia), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Olivier Siegelaar (Netherlands), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (Poland), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Cal Women's Crew athlete:

Caileigh Filmer (Canada), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Golf:

Events Dates: August 11-14 (men)

Cal Men's Golf athlete:

Byeong-Hun An (South Korea), former Cal player who turned pro, 1st time Olympian (Golf just became an Olympic sport)

Gymnastics:

Events Dates: August 6-21

Cal Men's Gymnastics athlete:

Ryan Patterson (South Africa), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Cal Women's Gymnastics athlete:

Toni-Ann Williams (Jamaica), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Rugby Sevens:

Events Dates: August 6-11

Cal Rugby athlete:

Danny Barrett (USA), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian (Rugby just returned to the Olympics)

Soccer:

Events Dates: August 3-20 (women's group play: 3-9, knockout 12-19)

Cal Women's Soccer athletes:

Betsy Hassett (New Zealand), Cal alum, 2nd time Olympian

Alex Morgan (USA), Cal alum, 2nd time Olympian

Swimming:

Events Dates: August 6-13

Cal Men's Swimming athletes:

Nathan Adrian (USA), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Damir Dugonjic (Slovenia), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Anthony Ervin (USA), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Long Gutierrez (Mexico), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Ryan Murphy (USA), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Jacob Pebley (USA), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Josh Prenot (USA), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Tom Shields (USA), Cal aum, 1st time Olympian

Cal Women's Swimming athletes:

Stephanie Au (Hong Kong), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Kathleen Baker (USA), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Lauren Boyle (New Zealand), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Camille Cheng (Hong Kong), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Missy Franklin (USA), former Cal swimmer who turned pro, 2nd time Olympian

Yvette Kong (Hong Kong), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Farida Osman (Egypt), Cal student, 2nd time Olympian

Cierra Runge (USA), former Cal swimmer who is transferring to Wisconsin, 1st time Olympian

Noemie Thomas (Canada), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Dana Vollmer (USA), Cal alum, 3rd time Olympian

Abbey Weitzeil (USA), incoming Cal freshman, 1st time Olympian

Table Tennis:

Events Dates: August 6-17

Cal affiliated athlete:

Lily Zhang (USA), Cal student, 2nd time Olympian

Track and Field:

Events Dates: August 12-21

Cal Football athlete:

Jahvid Best (St. Lucia), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Cal Men's Track and Field athletes:

Milan Ristic (Serbia), Cal alum (graduate transfer in), 1st time Olympian

David Torrence (Peru), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Cal Women's Track and Field athletes:

Inika McPherson (USA), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

Water Polo:

Events Dates: August 6-20 (knock out stage 15-20)

Cal Men's Water Polo athletes:

Luca Cupido (USA), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

John Mann (USA), Cal alum, 2nd time Olympian

Cal Women's Water Polo athletes:

Dora Antal (Hungary), Cal student, 2nd time Olympian

Anna Illes (Hungary), Cal student, 1st time Olympian

Roser Tarrago (Spain), Cal student, 2nd time Olympian

Volleyball:

Events Dates: August 6-21 (knock out stage: 16-20)

Cal Volleyball athlete:

Carli Lloyd (USA), Cal alum, 1st time Olympian

9 CALYMPIAN STAFF MEMBERS

In addition to the 42 athletes, Rio will also see 9 more Golden Bears (alum or current coaches) that will be there in a supporting role. You can read more on all 9 of these Calympian in the CGB profiles here.

W. Crew:

Cory Bosworth, the former Cal Women's Crew athlete is the coach for Bermuda rowing (delegating consists of one rower who Bosworth coached at Harvard)

Laurel Korholz, the former 3x Calympian athlete and 2004 Silver medalist is the Administrative Assistant/Assistant Coach for USA

W. Field Hockey:

Kelly Knapp, the former Cal Field Hockey standout goalie and then coach (and the only 2016 Calympian whom was in a same class as me) is listed as a "manager" for USA

M. Gymnastics:

J.T. Okada, the current Cal Men’s Gymnastics assistant coach will be the head coach for South Africa (Ryan Patterson)

Dr. David Kruse, the Cal alum is the athletic care coordinator for USA

W. Gymnastics:

Justin Howell, the current Cal Women’s Gymnastics head coach will be the head coach for Jamaica (Toni-Ann Williams)

M. Swimming:

Dave Durden, the current Cal Men’s Swimming head coach will be an assistant coach for USA

W. Water Polo:

Chris Oeding, the Cal alum and former Calympian athlete will be an assistant coach for USA women's team

M. Volleyball:

David Dante, the current Cal volleyball director of operations will provide