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Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

Where did your favorite Olympian go to college?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

August 03, 2012

Kim Kardashian, who?! These next few weeks, the only celebrities we care about are those competing for Olympic Gold. The athletes from the U.S. have put on quite a show so far and given us plenty to cheer about back home.

Speaking of back home, while these Olympians are some of the most successful, hardworking athletes of all time, they’re just like you and me. Why? Because they went to college too, meaning they had to narrow a list of five colleges down to one, live in student dorms and write a senior thesis.

Check out which schools some of your favorite Olympians went to – do you have that in common as well?

Ryan Lochte

Lochte moved to Florida when he was five years old, and when it came to choosing a college, he didn’t venture far. The gold medalist attended University of Florida, where he was the NCAA Swimmer of the Year twice, a seven-time NCAA champion, a seven-time SEC champion, and a twenty-four time All-American, according to Wikipedia.

He graduated in 2007 and majored in Sports Management.


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