Senior Maya DiRado led the charge for Stanford women’s swimming and diving by collecting three individual conference titles, while junior Katie Olsen earned two titles… Continue Reading »
The No. 1 Cardinal women’s swimming team (10-0) has torn through its dual-meet season, beating all but two of its opponents by margins greater than 30 points. Heading into this week’s Pac-12 Championships, Stanford knows that the conference meet provides a different challenge in settings both more formal and more competitive than those of the duals. However, an experienced Cardinal squad enters the competition prepared to defend its 2013 title.
This year, it was the No. 4 Cardinal (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) that raced through its dual meet schedule in a way that No. 1 Cal (7-2, 5-2 Pac-12) could not, as Stanford capped off a perfect dual-meet season with a sinking of its cross-bay rivals, 167-133, on Saturday morning in front of a packed Avery Aquatic Center on an emotional Senior Day.
As most students on The Farm take their last finals of the winter quarter, the women’s swimming and diving squad will be engaged in a battle of its own for an NCAA title—a title that has proved elusive as of late. The best collegiate swimmers in the nation will square off against each other in Indianapolis with the national championship at stake in a three-day affair from March 21st to the 23rd. In the thirty years in which the sport has been played at the national level, Stanford has claimed the most national championships of any team with eight. However, its last title came 15 years ago in 1998 at the tail end of an era of dominance that saw it claim six national titles in seven years.
Junior diver Stephanie Phipps, a two-time All-American, won the 3-meter springboard title on Thursday at the Pac-12 Championship, hosted at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.
An enormously successful regular season for the women’s swimming and diving team ended on a low note on Saturday afternoon at Berkeley. The team, needing… Continue Reading »