When the men’s gymnastics team beat Oklahoma and Illinois for the NCAA title this April, it was a moment with deeper repercussions than just an individual squad’s accomplishments–with the victory, Stanford secured its 100th NCAA team championship. In the process, it became just the second school (after UCLA) to achieve that status.
Women’s Water Polo
Stanford’s No. 1 women’s water polo team went into Sunday with thirty straight victories against Cal, going undefeated against the cross-bay rival since 2000. The Cardinal (28-1) continued that streak when it mattered most yesterday, earning an emphatic 9-5 win over the No. 2 Bears (24-4) in the National Collegiate Championship final.
The top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team travels to the National Collegiate Championship in Ann Arbor this weekend with a couple of lofty goals: a successful tournament would give the Cardinal its first national championship since 2002 and earn a 101st team title for Stanford athletics as a whole.
Playing three games in three days, the squad went 2-1, upset by No. 4 UCLA, 9-8, in the semifinal match on Saturday
The undefeated Stanford women’s water polo team captured its final regular season road match last weekend against Cal with an 8-5 win in the annual Big Splash.
The top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team finished its Southern California road trip unscathed, taking two tough contests over No. 13 UC-Irvine and No. 3 USC. Stanford (20-0, 5-0 MPSF) won 13-4 and 9-8, respectively.