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Brewer: The purple crayon paradox

I want you to be really honest with yourself when thinking about the following question. Sit with your instinctual answer. Would you be surprised upon hearing that a highly touted college athlete, primarily known for their athletic capabilities, is also an aspiring mechanical engineer, with a 3.7 GPA? Why are you surprised? Where does such a concrete divide between athlete and student come from? Why is there a line at all? Why do you have to be either a student or an athlete? In this realm, you can be either blue or red in the crayon box, and mouths drop when there’s purple.

Q&A: Dr. Lisa Post on digital mental health resources for athletes

Clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Post, Ph.D., is conducting a study that introduces Stanford athletes to digital mental health, which aims to evaluate mental health by means of online assessments. At Stanford, Post is the head of sports medicine in psychiatry and the director of the Interpersonal Problems Clinic. She has also been the team clinician for the San Francisco 49’ers for the past nine years.

Q&A with Jimmy V, Stanford’s esteemed sports cafe owner

Jimmy Viglizzo is the creator and owner of Jimmy V’s sports cafe, located on the ground floor of the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. The cafe shares a wall with the Stanford Hall of Fame, making it a hot spot for Stanford athletes, coaches, and athletic staff. The cafe is open to all students and community members, boasting a wide-ranging menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. As a sports cafe, Jimmy V’s is covered with eye-catching athletic memorabilia, and its walls are dotted by TVs always playing live games or Sports Center.

The Daily’s Sydney Shaw spoke with Jimmy Viglizzo to find out his story and his take on being such a large part of the Stanford athletic community.

Athletics teams’ academics recognized by NCAA

Four men’s and 10 women’s Stanford athletic programs earned perfect scores in the NCAA’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR).

The annual APR tracks academic eligibility, student-athlete retention and graduation rates of participants receiving athletic scholarships for every team at Division I colleges and universities. The multi-year rate collects data over four academic years — beginning in the year 2011-12 — with a possible perfect score of 1,000.