The Most Famous US Sports Colleges and Universities (Part 2)

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Part two of our new, multi-part series covering the most famous US colleges and universities in the nation and the sports they’ve become so synonymous with is here.

If you missed part one, be sure to go back and check it out right here.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Field Hockey

UNC has a long and storied history in so many sports within US collegiate athletics that it’s hard to pinpoint what they do best. With a record 10x NCAA National Championships and a further 11x Runner-Up appearance, the Tar Heels are by far the most successful college field hockey program in the United States and have won four of the last five titles in recent years.

With a myriad of famous former field hockey alum, including Erin Matson who many regard as one of the very best players in the sport, Amy Swensen, who caught international attention at the 2006 World Cup – being named goalkeeper of the tournament, and former National Player of the Year, Ashley Hoffman.

Life University – Rugby

In terms of schools in the United States who truly blazed the trail for the growth of collegiate rugby, there’s no bigger or better story than Life University in Georgia.

Despite being a school competing at the NAIA level, Life has built and developed an international reputation as one of the best developmental destinations for aspiring young men and women’s rugby players. The school has a track record of success within the sport dating back to 2000 when they won their first USA Rugby Super League title, as well as two USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championships in 2011 and 2022, making them the reigning title holders.

University of Oregon – Track & Field and Cross Country

The Oregon Ducks intercollegiate athletics program is one of the most famous and successful in the Nation, with a combined 34 NCAA National Championships across all men’s and women’s sports.

With 12 Indoor National Championships and 10 Outdoor National Championships, Oregon University is a stand-out within the Pac-12, one of the most talent-rich conferences in the country, and a constant staple within the upper echelons of the conference for track & field and cross country.

With a who’s who of notable alum, including dozens of World Athletics champions, Olympic medalists, and world-record holders with the likes of Phyllis Francis, English Gardner, and heptathlon legend, Ashton Eaton on the list.

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