Tag: Stanford Athletics

Solomon Thomas

Catching up with Cardinal football players in the NFL

by Stanford Athletics on July 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Training camp begins this week for most teams in the National Football League. Stanford Athletics has caught up with the 33 former Cardinal football players signed to NFL teams, including SOLOMON THOMAS, who was the first-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers. Among the other players highlighted by athletics were wideout FRANCIS OWUSU, who… Read more Catching up with Cardinal football players in the NFL
Austin Slater

Catching up with Stanford's professional baseball players

by Stanford Athletics on July 11, 2017 2:57 pm
Stanford Athletics recently caught up with the former Cardinal baseball players now playing in the minor and major leagues. Among them is STEPHEN PISCOTTY, who plays outfield for the St. Louis Cardinals. Piscotty signed a six-year contract extension just one day after starting on Opening Day for the Cardinals. In his first full season as… Read more Catching up with Stanford's professional baseball players
Esquer and Muir

David Esquer back on the Farm as baseball coach

by Stanford Athletics on June 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Stanford alumnus DAVID ESQUER was welcomed back to the Farm this week as Stanford’s Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball. Esquer is the 21st head coach in program history, succeeding MARK MARQUESS, who retired after 41 years at the helm of the Cardinal. Esquer played under Marquess on Stanford’s 1987 national championship team and… Read more David Esquer back on the Farm as baseball coach
Nicole Stafford

Swimmer Nicole Stafford wins the Honda Inspiration Award

by Stanford Athletics on May 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Senior swimmer NICOLE STAFFORD was named the Honda Inspiration Award winner by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) Inspiration Award committee. “I am extremely humbled to receive the 2017 Honda Inspiration Award, and I want to thank the CWSA for providing this opportunity,” Stafford said. “I would like to recognize the other two finalists, Jesse… Read more Swimmer Nicole Stafford wins the Honda Inspiration Award
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Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days

by Kate Chesley on February 11, 2017 12:00 pm
RAY PURPUR, deputy athletic director, traced the early days of Stanford athletics back to 1891 during a recent talk to the Stanford Historical Society. It’s unlikely JANE and LELAND STANFORD could have ever imagined today’s intercollegiate athletics program. But, Purpur noted, the Stanfords apparently believed in the value of exercise. Their Founding Grant notes that… Read more Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days
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Women's soccer and volleyball and men's water polo compete in NCAA championships

by Stanford Athletics on December 3, 2014 4:43 pm
Friday is a big day for both the women’s soccer and volleyball teams, while Saturday is equally important for the men’s water polo team. WOMEN’S SOCCER reached the NCAA College Cup for the sixth time in seven seasons and will play Florida State in the semifinals on Friday at 4:30 p.m. PT in Boca Raton,… Read more Women's soccer and volleyball and men's water polo compete in NCAA championships

VanDerveer, Azzi recognized

by Elaine Ray on November 17, 2011 4:00 am
Cardinal Women’s Basketball coach TARA VANDERVEER was honored Wednesday, Nov. 16,  with a 2011 Athena award, given by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.  The award honors the achievements of outstanding professional and business women who not only achieve success in their own careers, but who open doors for women. The awards luncheon, held at… Read more VanDerveer, Azzi recognized

Bowlsby and Ogwumike sisters to attend ESPY awards

by Kate Chesley on July 13, 2011 4:00 am
  Athletic Director BOB BOWLSBY and women’s  basketball stars NNEMKADI and CHINEY OGWUMIKE will accept the inaugural Capital One Cup trophy on behalf of Stanford women’s athletics as part of the ESPY Awards, which will be televised live on ESPN Wednesday evening, July 13. The award will be presented by performer JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, who has… Read more Bowlsby and Ogwumike sisters to attend ESPY awards

Stanford snags another Directors’ Cup

by Elaine Ray on July 1, 2011 11:46 am
Stanford Athletics has claimed its 17th consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, an award that is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Learfield Sports and USA Today to the top intercollegiate athletic program in the nation. After claiming national championships this year in the sports of men’s gymnastics, women’s water… Read more Stanford snags another Directors’ Cup

Ashley Hansen named USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year

by Elaine Ray on June 2, 2011 4:00 am
Junior shortstop ASHLEY HANSEN has been selected as USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year, the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) announced Tuesday. Hansen is the first Cardinal player to earn this prestigious honor and just the second non-pitcher in the 10-year history of the award. Hansen put up career offensive numbers in her… Read more Ashley Hansen named USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year