I got to listen to Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel talk with Julie Foudy last week for the recording of Foudy’s Laughter Permitted podcast. All three of them (if you don’t know who Foudy is shame on you, but also shame on me because I didn’t know either — she’s a Stanford alum and former US national team soccer standout) shared funny and endearing stories from their athletic careers. The one who stood out to me most, though, was Simone Manuel. She got a little overshadowed by Katie’s star power, which is understandable. But I think she made the most important point of the whole conversation.
Three women with a combined Eight Olympic Gold medals were on stage at the Cemex Auditorium Wednesday night for the fourth event in the Gender and Sports: Beyond Equality speaker series.
USA Swimming will be hosting their annual Winter Nationals invitational in Greensboro, NC from today through Saturday. Stanford will be represented at the meet by alumnus Simone Manuel and junior Katie Ledecky. This invitational marks the beginning of the qualifying period for the 2020 USA Olympic team. As a result, some of the greatest swimmers in the country, like Manuel and Ledecky, will be racing.
This afternoon, the No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (2-0, Pac-12 2-0) will host No. 1 Texas (3-0, Big-12 1-0) in Avery Aquatic Center, for the biggest meet of the NCAA women’s swimming season thus far.
Today, both of Stanford’s swimming and diving teams (both 0-0) will take on Utah (both 0-0) at the Avery Aquatic Center in their first conference dual meet of the season.
On Tuesday, June 26, the July issue of National Geographic hit the newstands, featuring Katie Ledecky ’20 on the front cover. While Ledecky is no stranger to setting historic swimming records, she set a new record by becoming the first Olympian woman and swimmer to be featured on the cover of the magazine.
At the end of another long season of Stanford athletics, The Daily’s sports staff compiled a list of the top five Stanford athletes that displayed tremendous contributions to their teams/programs.
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.