Over the 19 days of competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, current Stanford athletes and alumni took 16 medals—equivalent to 17th in the world amongst participating country. Stanford finished third in the collegiate Olympic medal count behind USC and Cal, and tied USC for earning the most gold medals. Here are some Cardinal highlights of the last week of Olympic competition.
Stanford student-athletes and alumni are busy competing at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. Here are some of the highlights from Day 7 to Day 15:
Thirty-seven Stanford-affiliated athletes, including five current student-athletes, are competing at the 2012 Olympic Games.
PattiSue Plumer ‘85 J.D. ‘89 isn’t just the associate cross country coach and assistant track and field coach; she’s one of the most accomplished long-distance runners in Stanford history.
The Bank of the West Classic, the oldest women’s-only tournament in the world, kicked off the U.S. Open Series last week from July 9 to 15 on the Taube Family Tennis Stadium outdoor hardcourts. In addition to featuring tennis legends such as defending champion recent Wimbledon winner No. 4 Serena Williams and France’s No. 10 Marion Bartoli, the Classic gave wild-card berths to Stanford players Nicole Gibbs and Mallory Burdette.