Pac-12 Olympic Sports
The USC Trojans won the Pac-12 medal count at the London Olympic Games, beating out the California Golden Bears and Stanford Cardinal. Washington and UCLA came up next, while Arizona, ASU and Oregon all did win at least one gold.
The USC Trojans are going to win the overall Pac-12 athlete medal count at the 2012 London Olympic games, with Bay Area rivals Stanford and Cal tied for second and Washington and UCLA close behind.
The Olympic medal count has the Stanford Cardinal leading the Pac-12 with 13 gold medals and 2 bronzes, the USC Trojans with the most medals overall at 17, and Cal with 16 medals, including 11 golds. UCLA has six gold medals, Washington nine overall.
Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor threepeated with gold medals at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012. Walsh-Jennings could return for Rio 2016, but it'll be with a new partner.
The United States women's water polo team goes for gold with a dozen Pac-12 athletes. Five are from Stanford, three from USC, two from Cal and two from UCLA.
Kerri Walsh-Jennings of Stanford along with Misty May-Treanor of Long Beach State faces Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of USC in the women's beach volleyball final.
The Pac-12 has won 17 gold medals individually, with Cal claiming eight, USC four, Stanford three, Arizona two, and Washington one.
The California Golden Bears, USC Trojans, Stanford Cardinal, and Washington Huskies figure to finish in the top four in the Pac-12 medal count.
Olympic Medal Count, Pac-12: Cal 8 Golds, 13 Overall; USC & Washington 10, Stanford 4, Arizona 3, Oregon 1
The latest Olympic medal count has Pac-12 Nation 6th behind Japan in event medals, or 3rd behind the USA and China in individual medals. Cal has the most gold medals with ten and most medals with 13, with USC, Stanford, and Washington chasing behind.
Cal still leads all schools in the Pac-12 with eight athletes receiving individual medals and three golds. USC and Washington have five medals each, while Arizona gets their first gold and Stanford their first medal.
The newest Olympic medals from the Pac-12 come from rowing, who now have Will Crothers and Conlin McCabe from Canada finishing with bronze in the men's eight and Kara Kohler, Megan Kalmoe, and Adrienne Martelli earning bronze for USA in women's four.
Kevin Love, Andre Iguodala, Russell Westbrook and James Harden helped Team USA shine in a 110-63 victory over Lithuania.
Thanks to silver medals by Rebecca Soni of USC and Nick Thoman of Arizona, the Pac-12 now has 9 medals from their athletes in the 2012 London Olympics. Caitlin Leverenz of Cal, Katinka Hosszu of USC, and Ariana Kukors of Washington also perform well.
Here are the early rowing results for races featuring former Pac-12 athletes from schools like Cal, Stanford and Washington.
Swimmers Dana Vollmer and Clement Lefert landed gold medals for the Pac-12 in the 2012 Summer Games, with Nathan Adrian grabbing a silver and Vladimir Morozov a bronze.
Kevin Love was the second highest scorer for the United States behind Kevin Durant in the men's basketball 98-71 victory over France.
Nathan Adrian will try and lead the United States men's 400 meter freestyle relay team to gold over Australia and Russia, Rebecca Soni looks to establish herself as queen of the breaststroke, and Dana Vollmer tries to win the 100 meter butterfly.
Cal picked up two medals, USC one, all of them bronze medals from the women's 400 meter freestyle relay, with Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Weir swimming the heat and Jessica Hardy the final.
Hope Solo was not happy with Brandi Chastain after she criticized her teammate Rachel Buehler after a 3-0 victory for the United States women's national team over Colombia.
In these Pac-12 Olympic swimming results, Dana Vollmer set an Olympic record in the 100 meter butterfly, Natalie Coughlin swam the fastest split in the 400 freestyle relay, and Caitlin Leverenz made the 400 individual medley finals.
Here are the men's rowing preview for current and former Pac-12 athletes competing for Team USA and others, including Will Dean, Scott Gault, Elliiot Hovey, Alex Osborne, Olivier Siegelaar, Zachary Vlahos, David Banks, Jake Cornelius and others.
Cal, Stanford and USC are projected to win the most medals at the 2012 London Olympics among the Pac-12 schools, with the Pac-12 as a whole expected to finish among the top 10 if it were counted as a nation.
Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni, Katinka Hosszu and Natalie Coughlin are the main headliners for the United States in women's swimming in the 2012 Olympics.
Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin and Milorad Cavic (all from Cal) are some of the main competitors from the Pac-12 in the Olympics in men's swimming.
London 2012: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Andre Iguodala, James Harden The Pac-12 Reps For USA Basketball
There will be four Pac-12 representatives for the United States men's basketball team, including Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook for UCLA, Andre Iguodala for Arizona, and James Harden for ASU.
The United States women's national soccer team has a host of Pac-12 players, including Alex Morgan from Cal, Hope Solo from Washington, Amy LePeilbet from Arizona State, Lauren Cheney from UCLA, as well as various soccer stars from Stanford and USC.