Freshmen Lacie and Lexie Hull, sophomore Estella Moschkau and junior Anna Wilson represented Stanford at the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s 3×3 National Championship this past weekend in Las Vegas. With a 5-1 record, the four women placed fifth out of 18 teams.
Stanford’s first international women’s basketball recruit, Alanna Smith has enjoyed the successes of a standout senior season for which she was named an All-American. Smith was also the 12th Cardinal to be named All-American and to be drafted in the first round of the WBNA draft.
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.
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.
No. 2 Stanford escaped with a 55-46 win to end the Cinderella run of No. 11 Missouri State and advance to the Elite Eight.
For the twelfth straight year, No. 2 Stanford will be dancing in the Sweet Sixteen. A dominant first-round home-win over No. 15 UC Davis was followed by a gritty display against No. 7 BYU.
In her 33rd year at the helm, head coach Tara VanDerveer leads Stanford women’s basketball to its 32nd consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.
Two-seed No. 7 Stanford left Las Vegas with hardware and a net after a 64-57 victory over one seed No. 6 Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship.