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This College Sent The Most Athletes To The 2018 Winter Olympics

A picture of the Olympic Rings in South Korea.

(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

It's not even close, actually.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway in South Korea. Team USA has won three gold medals so far, two of which were won by 17-year-old snowboarders.

Team USA brought 242 athletes to the Winter Games. That's the most by any country ever for the Winter Olympics.

There are 134 men and 108 women on this year's team. They range from age 17 to 39, with an average age of 26.4 years.

Which college has the most athletes on Team USA? A small school in Utah is the clear No. 1.

Westminster College, a small school in Salt Lake City, has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Of those 2,000 students, 21 are representing Team USA in South Korea.

Many of those 21 athletes are, unsurprisingly, skiers. Here's the full college standings list:

  1. Westminster College - 21
  2. DeVry University - 19
  3. Dartmouth College - 10
  4. University of Minnesota - 8
  5. Boston College, University of Vermont, University of Minnesota Duluth - 6

The 2018 Winter Olympics continue on NBC today. Team USA is currently in fifth place in the medal standings.