Totaling Up U.Va.’s Medal Count
OK, last post on the 2012 Summer Olympics. Probably.
This is more of a shout-out to Brian Schwartz at Streaking the Lawn, who has been all over the Olympic thing. It’s pretty well-known by now that U.Va. athletes and alums tallied three medals in London, all gold (congrats again to swimmers Lauren Perdue and Matt McLean, and soccer defender Becky Sauerbrunn!), and you may even have noted that only 20 entire nations had more wins than ‘Hoos.
But how does that compare to other U.S. schools?
According to Schwartz, the Cavs led the ACC in total golds; only N.C. State matched Virginia’s three medals. Across the nation, only nine schools brought home more gold, and 13 had more total medals. (The tally includes only medals won for the U.S.)
Also, NBC-29 had a story on a trio of Olympians who got a big welcome when they arrived back in Charlottesville on Monday night.