Stanford student athletes and alumni brought home 12 golds and 20 medals in total from this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. Ahead of a ceremony that will honor the Cardinal’s Olympians at halftime during the Homecoming football game against Arizona this weekend, The Daily had a chance to talk to seven current students who competed at the Games.
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:
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London fast approaching, a host of Stanford athletes have been competing in the trials for various sports in the hopes of fulfilling their Olympic dreams.
Many student-athletes make plans to graduate early or alter their schedules in order to pursue Olympic dreams or a professional sports career. Some athletes have to plan alternative class schedules — within University requirements — to accommodate their professional sports schedules. These strains are especially prominent this spring, with several Stanford students selected in the late-April NFL draft and participating in the upcoming summer Olympics, along with other professional sports.
On Wednesday, Vaculik posted her team’s best score on the uneven bars as Canada was one of four teams to advance to the London Games at the Olympic Qualifying Test Event.
The second-ranked Stanford women’s gymnastics team set a school record with its 15th consecutive victory Sunday, when it defeated No. 33 Arizona State, 196.825-192.375.
As the No. 2 Stanford women’s gymnastics team defeated No. 24 Arizona 195.300 to 194.675 last Friday, the Card lost its most dominating competitor, fifth-year… Continue Reading »