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Cybele Zhang
Cybele Zhang '22 is majoring in English Literature with a minor in German Studies. The Los Angeles-native has served as Sports Editor, her current position, for both Vol. 257 and 255 and Desk Editor for 256. Her writing covers a wide range of sports, but she especially enjoys writing about athletics' intersection with society, women in sports and NCAA policy. Contact her at cybelez[email protected]

This week in Stanford sports history: May 26-31

Including records sprints, golf NCAA titles, rowing victories

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than it has in years past. As many reflect on the 2020 spring sports that could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from May 26-31 in Stanford sports history.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 20-25

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than it has in years past. As many reflect on the 2020 spring sports that could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 20-25 in Stanford athletics history.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 15-19

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than in years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 15-19 in Stanford athletics history.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 9-14

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks quite different than in years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 9-14 in Stanford athletics history.

Today in Stanford sports history: May 8

A decade ago today, men's volleyball brought home their first national title since 1997. the program currently has two NCAA championships to its name. In 2010, Cardinal won the MPSF regular season title, MPSF Tournament and NCAA Tournament — a trio of accomplishments that had not been done in six years.

This week in Stanford sports history: May 1-7

With NCAA and professional sports currently on hold due to COVID-19, the month of May looks extremely different than years past. As many may reflect on what the 2020 spring sports could have been, here’s a look back on past coverage from the week of May 1-7 in Stanford sports history.

Zhang: The NFL’s most Wonder(lic)-ful time of the year

With the NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday in a new fully virtual format, sports outlets have been flooded with metrics comparing potential prospects. In addition to combine statistics and college tape, one of the most interesting (and contested) means of quantifying NFL talent is the Wonderlic Personnel Test.

Football adds Nelson, Merritt to class of 2024

On Wednesday, two more high school seniors — defensive end Matthew Merritt and quarterback Beau Nelson — announced their signing to play football at Stanford, adding to the already loaded 2020 signing class that is currently ranked No. 19 by Rivals and No. 21 by ESPN.

The Stanford Daily 2019-20 Athlete of the Year Recap

Starting with 64 of the school's top athletes, the list was narrowed down to one final athlete over the course of six day and six rounds. Families, teammates, coaches, friends, alumni and even people outside of the greater Stanford community took part in 59 separate polls to select junior all-around gymnast Kyla Bryant as The Stanford Daily's Athlete of the Year.

The Stanford Daily 2019-20 Athlete of the Year voting guide: Part 1

The Stanford Daily's Sports Twitter published a bracket and corresponding polls in search of the top Stanford athlete of the 2019-20 season. The interactive voting system features 64 Cardinal athletes, half from women's teams and half from men's teams. The finalists were selected by writers and editors from the sports section.

Shane Griffith sets Stanford wrestling history

Despite the 2020 NCAA wrestling season being cut short due to COVID-19, it was a year for the record books. On Thursday, redshirt freshman No. 3 Shane Griffith (165) was named both Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, which are the conference’s highest honors. Griffith is the first Stanford athlete to win both awards in a single season.

Stanford cancels all sports seasons, suspends athletic activities indefinitely

Stanford Athletics activities including “all competitions, practices, camps, clinics, and in-person recruiting activities are suspended until further notice” due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, Stanford announced on Thursday. The winter and spring seasons have been canceled for all Cardinal teams. On Wednesday night, Stanford men’s basketball fell to California in the Pac-12 Tournament —…

Albane Valenzuela turns professional, reflects on remaining months at Stanford

The Evian Resort Golf Club sits among the foothills of the French Alps overlooking picturesque Lake Geneva. The city is best known, however, as host of the annual Evian Championship — one of five majors on the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s (LPGA) tournament circuit. The culture of high caliber golf certainly rubbed off on Stanford senior Albane Valenzuela, who grew up just 45 minutes from the lakeside resort.

Casey Toohill named 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist

On Wednesday the National Football Foundation (NFF) named fifth-year outside linebacker and co-captain Casey Toohill one of 12 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy. The trophy recognizes the best scholar-athlete in all of collegiate football and honors academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.
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