Global swimming icon, sophomore Katie Ledecky, has elected to forego two years of NCAA eligibility and become a professional athlete, the five-time Olympic gold medalist announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
No.1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 6-0 Pac-12) host No. 4 Cal (9-0, 6-0) in a dual-meet on Senior Day in Avery Aquatic Center.
Two-time olympian, five-time gold medalist, 14-time world champion and 13-time world record maker Katie Ledecky can claim another accolade, as the Associated Press has just named the Stanford sophomore Female Athlete of the Year 2017.
This Thursday through Sunday, Stanford’s No. 1 women’s swimming and diving will compete against nine other teams at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, TX. The three-day meet, following victories against Utah, OSU, and No. 12 N.C. State, concludes the Cardinal’s fall schedule.
With huge performances from senior Janet Hu and sophomores Katie Ledecky and Katie Drabot, No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (3-0, 2-0) swept the weekend home stand, beating Oregon State (0-2) by a score of 170-77 and No. 13 N.C. State (3-2) by a score of 189-104 in this year’s two first home meets.
No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving will host Oregon State on Thursday and No. 13 North Carolina State on Friday this week at Avery Aquatic Center. These back-to-back meets come in the wake of powerful performances by Cardinal swimmers in their season opener and the Pac-12 versus Team USA challenge two weeks ago.
Stanford’s No. 1 ranked women (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) and No. 3 ranked men’s (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swimming and diving jumped out to a quick victory on Friday, October 20th in their first dual meet of the year against the Utah Utes.
The Women’s Sports Foundation named Stanford sophomore Katie Ledecky their Sportswoman of the year on Wednesday night. The Sportswoman of the year is an individual or team sport athlete whose performances over a 12 month span have been exceptional, and includes such past winners as Simone Biles, Venus and Serena Williams, Abby Wambach, and Candace Parker.