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Tara VanDerveer: Stanford women’s basketball head coach discusses the season to come

In anticipation of the 2019-2020 season, Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer sat down, for the second straight year, with The Daily’s Daniel Martines-Krams. Last year’s Pac-12 Tournament champion was picked by the media to finish second to Oregon, who received 19/20 first place votes. The Cardinal, and their No. 2 recruiting class, take to the court Tuesday for the first of two exhibition games.

Alanna Smith selected by the Phoenix Mercury in WNBA 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.