Stanford athletes account for school record 27 medals


Stanford's contingent of 39 athletes wrapped up action at the 2016 Summer Olympics, putting the finishing touches on the most successful competition in school history.

Including a men's volleyball assistant coach and a pair of Sacred Heart Prep grads, the total comes to 30 medals, 15 gold.

Olympians with Cardinal ties produced a school-record 27 medals (14 gold, 7 silver, 6 bronze), surpassing the previous best of 25 (8 gold, 13 silver, 4 bronze) from the 2008 Beijing Games. Stanford's 14 gold medals trail only the 18 won during the 1996 Atlanta Games.

It's also the fourth time Stanford affiliates brought home at least 20 medals, having collected 21 in both the 1996 Atlanta Games and 1924 Paris Games.

Among the 2016 contingent: 25 former, seven current and five incoming student-athletes, along with two former club sports competitors, in addition to five other delegates. Stanford's Olympians hailed from 10 countries and spanned 17 varsity sports.

In addition to Stanford's 29 Team USA selections representing the most of any NCAA institution, the Cardinal's 27 overall medals served as the Pac-12 benchmark, with rivals California (21) and USC (21) rounding out the top three.

Final medal count


1, United States 46-37-38--121

2, China 26-18-26--70

3, Great Britain 27- 23-17--67

4, Russia 19-18-19--56

5, Germany 17-10-15--42

5, France 10-18-14--42

7, Japan 12-8-21--41

8, Australia 8-11-10--29

9, Italy 8-128--28

10, Canada 4-3-15--22

11, Korea 9-3-9--21

Note: Medals were awarded to 87 different countries.

The Local Honor Roll

Gold (15)

KK Clark (1)

Maya DiRado (2)

Mackenize Fischer (1)

Katie Ledecky (4)

Eleanor Logan (1)

Simone Manuel (2)

Kiley Neushul (1)

Melissa Seidemann (1)

Katerina Stefanidi (1)

Maggie Steffens (1)

Silver (7)

Lucy Davis (1)

Maya DiRado (1)

Katie Ledecky (1)

Simone Manuel (2)

Alexander Massialas (1)

Lia Neal

Bronze (8)

Foluke Akinradewo (1)

Maya DiRado (1)

Matt Fuerbringer (1)

Alexander Massialas (1)

Denise Sheldon (1)

Erik Shoji (1)

Kawika Shoji (1)

Kerri Walsh Jennings (1)

Finals: Austin Hack, Christian Ipsen, Mariya Koroleva, Grace Luczak, Helena Scutt.

Semifinals: Kassidy Cook, Seth Weil.

Quarterfinals: Victoria Folayan, Sebnem Kimyacioglu, Folau Niua, Kelley O'Hara, Christen Press.

Competed: Geoff Cheah, Justine Fedronic, Eileen Grench, David Jessen, Vivian Kong, Marion Lepert, Andi Murez, Ali Riley, Cherika Ukogu, Albane Valenzuela, Lily Zhang.

Others: (Alternates, announcers, coaches, trainers) Notah Begay, Roz Gold-Onwide, Greg Meehan, Akash Modi, Heather Olson, Ted Robinson, Dr. Leroy Sims, Kaylin Swart, Wolf Wigo.

Colleges: Menlo, Stanford.

High schools: Castilleja, Menlo-Atherton, Palo Alto, Pinewood, Sacred Heart Prep.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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Posted by Julie armitano
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

They did a great job at the Rio Summer Games.
I am really proud of them.

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