All student-athletes have their own stories to tell, their own adversities they’ve overcome, their own sets of sacrifices and their own unique experiences that have made all of the hard work worthwhile.
While psychologists and psychiatrists often have to consider how to treat the negative responses that student-athletes have to their environments, they also play a role in helping the student-athletes optimize their performance in high-pressure competition situations.
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.
StAAT builds support for LGBTQ and allied athletes
Everything seemed to be going the way of the No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball team to start the regional semi-final game of the NCAA Tournament against No. 14 Georgia.
The Card (33-3, 17-1 Pac-12 ) started the game 9-0 and midway through the first half of the Sweet Sixteen, Georgia (28-6, 12-4 SEC) was still only 3-16 shooting from the field and trailing 11-4. National Player of the Year candidate Chiney Ogwumike was leading all scorers with eight points, shooting a perfect 4-4, while the rest of her team shot just 3-13.
No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) heads to Seattle tonight for its first of two trips to Washington. Tonight’s game kicks off the Card’s final regular season road trip, but the team will return to Seattle next weekend for the Pac-12 Tournament.