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.
This Friday, No. 1 Stanford women’s and No. 3 men’s swimming and diving will travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes in their first conference dual meet of the season.
From July 23 to 30, Stanford swimmers Abrahm DeVine, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Lia Neal traveled alongside Women’s Swimming head coach Greg Meehan to compete in the 17th Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
After bringing home a combination of six gold and three silver medals from the Summer Olympics in Rio last year, three members of Stanford’s women’s swim team placed in the 2017 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis to grab spots on Team USA for the World Championships this month.
The Stanford women’s swimming announced a newly endowed coaching position made possible by a gift from Paul Violich and family on June 20. The endowment is used to sponsor excellence in coaching, and the first recipient is head coach Greg Meehan.
After a 4-day domination of the pool in Indianapolis, top-ranked Stanford women’s swimming and diving took home their first national title in 19 years thanks to 47 All-America honors to go along with seven individual championships and three relay titles.
This Wednesday, Stanford women’s swimming and diving begins the NCAA competition in Indianapolis, vying for its first NCAA championship since 1998. Armed with more national titles than any other program and top-three finishes in the last three consecutive years, the No. 1 Cardinal approach the NCAAs with sixteen qualifiers hungry for a championship.
Stanford men’s diving saw all four of its team members qualify for the NCAA Championships at the Zone E Diving Championships earlier this week at the Northern Arizona Aquatic Complex. This is the second time in a row that the entire squad has qualified, demonstrating the recurring strength of the Cardinal’s male diving cohort.