After phenomenal showings at the Pac-12 conference championship and the NCAA championship, freshman Taylor Ruck was named the Pac-12 Swimming Freshman of the Year and classmate Carolina Sculti was tabbed for the Pac-12 Diving Freshman of the Year.
Make it three national titles in three years for the women’s swimming and diving team. After trailing Cal going into the final day of competition, Stanford mounted an impressive comeback at the University of Texas on March 23 to claim its record eleventh NCAA title. This championship brings the school total to 119 NCAA team…
Today begins the No. 1 women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 7-0 PAC-12) quest for the PAC-12 conference title. The conference championships will run through Saturday night when the team who has accumulated the most points will be crowned PAC-12 champion, a title previously bestowed upon the Cardinal a record 21 times.
Tomorrow, the women’s swimming and diving team (6-0, 6-0 Pac-12) will compete in their final dual meet of the season across the Bay against arch-rival Cal (7-1, 6-0). The Cardinal are ranked third in the country, while the Golden Bears sit at fourth, marking the fifth consecutive year both teams enter the meet in the top five.
Former Stanford women’s swimming team members Simone Manuel and junior Katie Ledecky returned to the Farm this weekend with five national titles from Team USA’s Winter Nationals.
This weekend the men’s (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) and women’s (1-0, 1-0) swim teams are gearing up for away meets. This Friday the women will face the Washington State Cougars (1-0) in Pullman, Washington. The following day the men will be swimming at an invitational meet in Stockton, California with the University of the Pacific.
Stanford student-athletes must balance dual responsibilities: their academic coursework and their sporting commitments. While some believe student-athletes are held to lower academic standards than their non-athlete peers, both coaches and academic advisors alike say they work to promote a culture of academic rigor and integrity amongst student-athletes.
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.