Athletes from USC, led by sprinter Allyson Felix and swimmer Rebecca Soni, gave the school its greatest Olympic showing ever following the 2012 London Games, winning 25 total medals, 12 of those being gold.
USC could have been its own country. It's medal total -- the most by any American university -- would have placed Southern Cal athletes sixth in total gold medals won and 11th in number of overall medals, according to this story on the school's website.
Felix left London with three gold medals, in the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay. Soni scored two golds (200-meter breaststroke, 400-meter medley relay) and a silver medal (100-meter breaststroke).
Felix became the sixth USC athlete to win four Olympic gold medals in her career. She joined a list that includes swimmer Janet Evans and basketball player Lisa Leslie.
The gold medals weren't just for American victories. Swimmers from France and Tunisia, also with SC ties, won gold in the pool in London.
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