The 10 Colleges With The Most US Olympians In Sochi

While all of the American athletes in Sochi can connect over a shared nationality, many teammates can bond about something more specific — their alma mater.

Whether they were classmates or attended decades apart, many athletes share an educational background, especially on the U.S. men’s and women’s hockey teams. The most popular school for this year’s U.S. Olympians — Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah — has 23 current and former students competing in the games.

These are the 10 colleges with the most students — both current and alumnae — in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Alaska Pacific University -- 4 Olympic Athletes

Erik Bjornsen is one of four Alaska Pacific University students competing for the U.S. in cross-country skiing.

Cross-Country Skiing: Erik Bjornsen, Sadie Bjornsen, Holly Brooks, Kikkan Randall

Boston College -- 4 Olympic Athletes

Boston College alumna Molly Schaus is one of the starting goalies for the U.S. women's hockey team.

Ice Hockey: Alex Carpenter, Molly Schaus, Kelli Stack, Brooks Orpik

University of North Dakota -- 4 Olympic Athletes

Twin sisters and University of North Dakota student Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux are both members of the U.S. women's hockey team.

Ice Hockey: Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, T. J. Oshie, Zach Parise

University of Michigan -- 6 Olympic Athletes

Meryl Davis and Charlie White are two of the five University of Michigan students competing in figure skating at Sochi.

Figure Skating: Evan Bates, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani

Ice Hockey: Max Pacioretty

University of Minnesota -- 8 Olympic Athletes

University of Minnesota defender Megan Bozek is competing in Sochi as a member of the U.S. women's hockey team.

Ice Hockey: Megan Bozek, Amanda Kessel, Phil Kessel, Paul Martin, Gigi Marvin, Anne Schleper, Lee Stecklein, Blake Wheeler

University of Utah -- 8 Olympic Athletes

Ski jumper Lindsey Van is a part-time University of Utah student, studying exercise sport science.

Alpine Skiing: Steven Nyman

Biathlon: Annelies Cook

Bobsled: Steven Holcomb

Cross-Country Skiing: Torin Koos

Freestyle Skiing: Emily Cook

Ski Jumping: Lindsey Van

Speedskating: Alyson Dudek, Patrick Meek

Dartmouth College -- 9 Olympic Athletes

There are three Dartmouth alumnae on the U.S. women's biathalon team, including Susan Dunklee.

Alpine Skiing: David Chodounsky, Nolan Kasper, Andrew Weibrecht

Biathlon: Hannah Dreissigacker, Susan Dunklee, Sara Studebaker

Cross-Country Skiing: Sophie Caldwell, Ida Sargent

Freestyle Skiing: Hannah Kearney

University of Wisconsin -- 10 Olympic Athletes

Former University of Wisconsin forward Derek Stepan is now a member of the U.S. men's hockey team.

Curling: Erika Brown

Ice Hockey: Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Ryan McDonagh, Joe Pavelski, Derek Stepan, Ryan Suter, Jessie Vetter

Westminster College -- 23 Olympic Athletes

Westminster University student Nick Goepper was the first American freeskier to qualify for the Sochi Olympics.

Alpine Skiing: Julia Ford, Travis Ganong, Jared Goldberg, Megan McJames, Leanne Smith, Marco Sullivan, Jacqueline Wiles

Cross-Country Skiing: Jessie Diggins, Torin Koos

Freeskiing: Maddie Bowman, Joss Christensen, Devin Logan, Brita Sigourney

Freestyle Skiing: Heather McPhie, Eliza Outtrim

Nordic Combined: Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome

Snowboarding: Alexander Deibold, Faye Gulini, Jackie Hernandez, Lindsey Jacobellis, Jessika Jenson

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