I was eleven years old, chocolate ice cream smeared across the edges of my mouth, sitting inches away from the TV screen and making all kinds of crazy deals with God. “I promise to do all of my homework…I’ll clean my room…I’ll do everything my mom says,” I pleaded. “Just let Tiger win.”
Though Stanford Taekwondo is a club sport, its student-athletes enjoy many of the same resources as varsity athletes, and train and compete just as hard. The team’s coaches have won several national awards and the club also has ties with organizations from around the world.
W. Tennis: Burdette in singles action today at U.S. Open; will also join partner Gibbs against Williams sisters
Senior Mallory Burdette and junior Nicole Gibbs are both in action at this week’s U.S. Open, with the duo facing Serena and Venus Williams this afternoon following Burdette’s second-round singles match against the Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka.
After watching Tiger’s press conference yesterday–when he finally seemed to be emerging from his shell and showing off the same smile that captivated audiences while he fist-pumped his way to victory after victory earlier in his career–I got to thinking: when will Stanford turn out the next superstar?