Posts published in March, 2011

Tara VanDerveer named head coach of the year

by on March 30, 2011 4:00 am
TARA VANDERVEER, the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball, was named the 2011 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I Head Coach of the Year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Monday. That’s the same day VanDerveer’s Cardinal beat Gonzaga to enter the NCAA Final Four. This is the first time that VanDerveer has been honored… Read more Tara VanDerveer named head coach of the year

Stanford tops list of applicants' 'dream schools'

by on March 29, 2011 4:00 am
It’s hard to know how much—if any—credence to give to various college guidebook surveys. That said, the Princeton Review reports that Stanford is the top “dream school” for college applicants. Time magazine, in its coverage of the survey, wrote, “The Ivy League stalwarts have been upended by universities on the left coast. We’re chalking this… Read more Stanford tops list of applicants' 'dream schools'

The Cardinal heads to the NCAA Elite Eight after close call

by on March 28, 2011 4:00 am
There was nothing easy about the Cardinal’s 72-65 victory over North Carolina on Saturday. After a close game, sisters CHINEY and NNEMKADI OGWUMIKE came through in the final minutes to send the Cardinal into the NCAA women’s basketball Elite Eight. Nnemkadi Ogwumike led the Cardinal with 19 points while Chiney, the Pac-10 freshman of the… Read more The Cardinal heads to the NCAA Elite Eight after close call

Marguerite driver wins kudos for his “day job” in Menlo Park

by on March 25, 2011 4:00 am
“Three years ago, the Menlo Park City School District community received a gift, in the form of a brand new, state-of-the-art school bus, and, more importantly, a one-in-a-million bus driver named WILFIN MORALES,” Kate Kennedy, a parent at Encinal School in Menlo Park, wrote in the school’s newsletter Encinal Connections. Several days a week, Kennedy… Read more Marguerite driver wins kudos for his “day job” in Menlo Park

'I Got Bounce' from VanDerveer Records

by on March 24, 2011 4:00 am
As the Cardinal Women’s basketball team works on its on-court moves in preparation for Saturday’s game against  the North Carolina  in Spokane, they have released a new music video from VanDerveer Records called  “I Got Bounce.” In the video, the team gets its groove on with the Tree, the Band, the cheerleaders and fans. BTW:… Read more 'I Got Bounce' from VanDerveer Records

Stanford Rallies to Sweet 16, 75-49

by on March 22, 2011 4:02 am
Cardinal women’s basketball Coach TARA VANDERVEER walked off the court Monday night with a star senior on either side, the perfect home record in place, thanks to four years of spectacular play by her team’s  KAYLA PEDERSEN and JEANETTE POHLEN. But during the game  – against St. John’s  –  it was Stanford’s dominant sister duo, NNEMKADI… Read more Stanford Rallies to Sweet 16, 75-49

House Majority Leader Cantor visits Hoover

by on March 22, 2011 4:00 am
Congress is in recess this week, and that gave House Majority Leader ERIC CANTOR a chance to leave the Washington beltway for Silicon Valley. During a speech he delivered Monday at the Hoover Institution, the Virginia Republican hailed Stanford and other research universities as a key ingredient to spurring economic recovery. He recalled a recent… Read more House Majority Leader Cantor visits Hoover

SLAC staffers welcomed home from Japan

by on March 18, 2011 4:00 am
Thanks to the preparedness of their Japanese hosts and their own cool heads, GLEN WHITE and MARK WOODLEY two physicists from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, have returned home safe and sound after being caught up in the earthquake  and tsunami in Japan. They bring with them valuable information for future SLAC travelers and an appreciation… Read more SLAC staffers welcomed home from Japan

Stanford wins platinum for bike friendliness

by on March 17, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford took top honors last week at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Among the 32 institutions considered for the designation for Bicycle Friendly Universities, 20 received designations, and only one — Stanford — received a platinum nod. The program recognizes colleges and universities that create environments where bicycling can thrive. According to a… Read more Stanford wins platinum for bike friendliness

March Madness comes to Maples

by on March 15, 2011 4:00 am
Stanford women’s basketball earned the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region and will face UC Davis in Saturday’s first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced Monday. No. 2/2 Stanford (29-2), the Pac-10′s automatic qualifier following the capture of its eighth Pac-10 Tournament title, and fifth in a row, March 12,… Read more March Madness comes to Maples