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Which of the most popular athletes went to Ivy League schools? Several famous hockey players, NFL stars, and Olympians attended Ivy League schools. Some of these athletes went to college before starting their professional careers, while others waited until after they had retired.

Who is the most famous athlete who attended an Ivy League school? Jeremy Lin tops our list. NBA player Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard University in 2010. MLB player Sandy Koufax went to Columbia University while he was playing for the Dodgers. MLB player Brad Ausmus played in the minor leagues while attending Dartmouth. Football legend John Heisman played football for Brown and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his law degree in 1892. NFL player Ed Marinaro set 16 NCAA records while attending Cornell University.

Several famous female athletes also attended Ivy League universities. Olympian Alicia Sacramone attended Brown University. Olympian Sarah Hughes graduated from Yale in 2009. Hockey player Rebecca Johnston attended Cornell University. Olympian Cristina Teuscher graduated from Columbia University in 2000.

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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athletes Who Went to Ivy League Schools
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NBA player Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard University in 2010.

Age: age 27

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets

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#2 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#59 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#26 on The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

#93 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes Who Went to Ivy League Schools
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MLB player Sandy Koufax went to Columbia University while he was playing for the Dodgers.

Age: age 80

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

Also Ranked

#19 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

#45 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athletes Who Went to Ivy League Schools
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Olympian Alicia Sacramone attended Brown University.

Age: age 28

Nationality: United States of America, Italy

Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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George Parros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes Who Went to Ivy League Schools
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NHL player George Parros was named team captain during his senior year at Princeton.

Age: age 36

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers

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