The 2012 London Olympics are in the books and former athletes from the University of California and Stanford combined to bring back plenty of hardware. Athletes from the two schools combined to win 33 medals, 23 of which were gold.
California athletes combined for 17 medals, the third most of any NCAA school. Dana Vollmer lead the way with three swimming gold medals. She won individual gold in the women's 100m fly, then captured relay gold on the women's 4x200m free and 4x100m medley relays.
Nathan Adrian also left London with three swimming medals, including gold in the men's 100m free and 4x100m medley relay. Adrian also won a silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay. In all, California athletes won 11 gold, one silver and five bronze medals.
Stanford finished in fourth place among NCAA schools with 16 total medals. Their 12 gold medals were actually one more than California. The Cardinal won five gold medals in women's water polo with Annika Dries, Melissa Seidemann, Jessica Steffens, Maggie Steffens and Brenda Villa all winning gold. No Stanford athlete won more than one medal, but instead 16 athletes combined to win 12 gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
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