After making it to the Final Four for the previous five seasons and advancing to the finals in two of those five years, the Card was stopped short last season by Georgia in the Sweet 16 — a disappointing end for a team that had started the season with a victory over defending NCAA champion Baylor and had proceeded to hold on to the No. 1 spot for six weeks.
Coming off of two decisive exhibition victories last week, the Stanford women’s basketball team is primed and ready to start the 2012-13 regular season campaign. The No. 4 Cardinal opens the season tonight against the Fresno State Bulldogs hoping to continue its dominance in season openers. It has been a decade since Stanford lost its first game of the year.
After struggling to a win against a tough Arizona State team on Thursday, the Stanford women’s basketball team completed its sweep of the Arizona schools with a 91-51 blowout over Arizona on Saturday.
After years of iconic players passing the torch along–from Candice Wiggins to Jayne Appel to Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen–the No. 5 Cardinal has a new, younger look this year.
On Wednesday, the official opening day of the fall signing period, Stanford women’s basketball announced the signing of six recruits to National Letters of Intent for the 2011-2012 season.