No. 2 women’s water polo not only won its sixth NCAA title — and fifth in the last seven years — on Sunday, but it also made history for Stanford by claiming its 113th NCAA team championship, a feat that only UCLA has also accomplished. The following is a breakdown of Cardinal’s key athletic accomplishments and records.
113: NCAA team championships
Stanford is now tied with UCLA in all-time national titles, despite having less than one-fourth of the undergraduate enrollment and not having won its first title until 1925.
41: Consecutive years with at least one national championship
For the last four decades, the Cardinal have won one or more team titles each year, an NCAA record. The next-longest streak is 19 years.
4: NCAA titles this academic year
The women’s water polo team joined men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s swimming and diving as national titleholders, bringing home the most hardware in a single season since 2001-02.
50: NCAA women’s team championships
Though USC and UCLA have more men’s titles, Stanford tops the country in women’s team titles.
22: Consecutive NACDA Directors’ Cups
This prestigious award is bestowed annually on the most successful overall college sports program in the nation.