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.
It was Lochte’s first competitive swim after a 14-month long ban for receiving an unauthorized intravenous infusion above U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regulations. In a press conference after Wednesday’s time trials, Lochte discussed his “roller-coaster” life outside the pool and what lies ahead.
Despite the smoke, the wrestlers positioned themselves on the mat and then brawled like there was no tomorrow. Stanford wrestling’s first home match of the season took place at the football fan fest against San Francisco State on November 10.
With a crew full of young talent, the Stanford men’s basketball team (15-16, 8-10 Pac-12) set out with high hopes at the beginning of this season. However, plagued by injuries and the occasional shooting slump, the team ultimately showed it was capable of great feats but lacked the maturity and discipline to consistently play up…
For the Stanford women’s gymnastics team, the 2019 season was one of major strides. The season culminated in a final ranking of No. 22 in the country. With 11 underclassmen on a team of 17, the Cardinal demonstrated both the progress and potential of the Stanford program under second-year Head Coach Tabitha Yim.
The 2018-2019 men’s swimming and diving season culminated with senior Abrahm DeVine’s defense of his NCAA individual title in the 400-yard IM.
Dan Schemmel will be the new head of men’s swimming, as announced by Athletic Director Bernard Muir on Tuesday. Schemmel arrives on the Farm after three seasons as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s programs at the University of Hawai’i.