Top-ranked women’s swimming and diving (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) will open up its conference slate by hosting its annual fall meet with Washington State (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12). The Cardinal enter the meet having won their last 30 dual meets, including 20 straight at home in Avery.
This weekend, the No. 10 men’s swimming and diving (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) team will compete in their first meet of the season at the University of Pacific Invite in Stockton, CA. While there is a lot to like about this Cardinal team, the biggest topic of discussion is how the team will deal with the retirement of former head coach Ted Knapp and the graduation of key members like Abrahm DeVine and Brad Zdroik. This meet provides a first glance as to which swimmers will step up this season and how the team performs under new head coach Dan Schemmel.
No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) opened its season with a 186-105 victory against No. 19 Arkansas (1-1, 0-0 SEC) this weekend at home. This was the team’s 30th consecutive dual meet victory.
This Saturday at noon, No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) is set to take on Arkansas (1-0, 0-0 SEC) at Avery Aquatic Center for the opening meet of the season. Stanford swimming is riding on a long winning streak; their last duel meet loss was in 2015 and their last loss at home was in 2014. As the three-time defending national champions, the Cardinal has a big reputation to live up to.
While he stands by his Instagram statement, Abrahm DeVine ’19 also told The Daily that his expulsion came after he drank at a Team USA swim meet instead of showing up to support his teammates who were competing, a violation of the National Team’s Honor Code.
As the new school year begins, many sports are already under way. However, some student-athletes who played with the Cardinal last year are no longer on the Farm. Sophomore basketball player Cormac Ryan is one of them, having transferred from Stanford to Notre Dame.
The Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships featured exciting performances from Stanford swimmers, the rise of fresh-faced, younger swimmers, a high-profile departure from swimming and a return to it.
After just two seasons as a forward on the Stanford men’s basketball team, KZ Okpala (born April 28, 1999) has become the youngest Stanford player ever selected in the NBA Draft. He is set to begin his first NBA season with the Miami Heat this fall.