After a season of trailing four-time defending champion No. 1 Oklahoma (OU) in the rankings, and after trailing the perennial OU powerhouse for much of Saturday’s NCAA Championship meet, No. 2 Stanford broke away in the final event for a come-from-behind 415.222-414.556 victory in Illinois.
No. 2 Stanford Men’s Gymnastics heads off to Illinois today to compete in the qualifying session for the NCAA Finals. So far, Stanford has sustained a near-immaculate season against some of the best teams in the nation.
Men’s swimming and diving head coach Ted Knapp has stepped down from his position and will be retiring, Athletic Director Bernard Muir announced on Monday.
Men’s basketball’s sophomore forward Kezie “KZ” Okpala officially declared his eligibility for the NBA draft on Wednesday night, submitting his name to the NBA’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Okpala, whose name has been tossed around in lottery-pick mock drafts all season, has the chance to be the first Stanford player drafted in the lottery since Robin and Brook Lopez in 2008.
After four years on the Farm, Stanford forward Alanna Smith is headed to the Phoenix Mercury as the eighth overall selection in the WNBA draft. Smith, who was born in Hobart and grew up in Melbourne, Australia, was the first international recruit of Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer. Now, as the highest-drafted Australian out of college, she will be playing for a fellow Australian, Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello.
No. 25 Stanford women’s gymnastics heads out to Oregon today for the NCAA Corvallis Regionals, a three-day affair with nine of the best teams in the nation. Stanford most recently clinched 195.925 points after a series of clutch performances in the Pac-12 Championships, but came up short at 7th place. Stanford is best described as…
After phenomenal showings at the Pac-12 conference championship and the NCAA championship, freshman Taylor Ruck was named the Pac-12 Swimming Freshman of the Year and classmate Carolina Sculti was tabbed for the Pac-12 Diving Freshman of the Year.
In a tale of two halves, No. 2 Stanford (31-4, 15-3 Pac-12) could not keep up with the nation’s premier offense, as No. 1 Notre Dame (33-3, 14-2 ACC) downed the Cardinal 84-68 in the Elite Eight with a 58-point second half. The Irish will advance to face UConn in the Final Four.