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Kiana Williams becomes 27th Cardinal drafted to play in the WNBA

by Stanford Athletics on April 16, 2021 3:56 pm
KIANA WILLIAMS became the 27th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA draft when the Seattle Storm recently selected the guard with the sixth pick in the second round. The 13th All-American in program history, Williams etched her name as one of the greatest in program history and cemented her legacy as a… Read more Kiana Williams becomes 27th Cardinal drafted to play in the WNBA
Shane Griffith

Wrestler Shane Griffith wins 165-pound title at NCAA finals

by Stanford Athletics on March 22, 2021 4:54 pm
Wrestler SHANE GRIFFITH is a national champion, having won the NCAA final at 165 pounds. Griffith is the second wrestler in program history to win an individual national title, joining Stanford Hall of Famer MATT GENTRY (2004). He was also named Most Outstanding Wrestler for the Tournament – the first Cardinal to receive the honor. The… Read more Wrestler Shane Griffith wins 165-pound title at NCAA finals
Kari Barclay

Theater and Performance Studies graduate student wins So.Queer Playwrights’ Festival

by Kate Chesley on March 2, 2021 2:47 pm
KARI BARCLAY, a PhD candidate in Theater and Performance Studies, has been named winner of the inaugural So.Queer Playwrights’ Festival, sponsored by the Richmond, VA, Triangle Players. Barclay’s winning Stonewallin’ is a queer coming-of-age story in the American South that the Richmond Triangle Players (RPT) said is “full of witchcraft, war re-enactors and ghosts.” Over… Read more Theater and Performance Studies graduate student wins So.Queer Playwrights’ Festival
Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest coach in women's college basketball history

by Stanford News Service on January 2, 2021 7:52 pm
Coach TARA VANDERVEER, the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball, became the winningest coach in Division I women’s college basketball history during the winter break. VanDerveer, in her 35th season at Stanford, surpassed the late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most victories with 1,099 as a result of a victory over the University of… Read more Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest coach in women's college basketball history
Axe

After a Big Game victory, the Stanford Axe returns home

by Stanford News Service and Stanford Athletics on November 30, 2020 4:19 pm
The Cardinal blocked a would-be tying extra point by the Cal in the final minute of Big Game Nov. 27 to take back the Axe trophy and beat the Bears 24-23. The victory was achieved at Cal’s Memorial Stadium without the benefit of the traditional crowds because of safety precautions designed to stem the spread… Read more After a Big Game victory, the Stanford Axe returns home
Lowery

A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

by Mandy Erickson on September 16, 2020 4:13 pm
From age 5 to 24, PATRICK LOWERY was a ballplayer. Drafted after his senior year at Columbia University, he pitched for a couple of years in the Los Angeles Angels farm system, including for the Burlington Bees in Iowa, the Inland Empire 66ers in California and the Orem Owlz in Utah.But a baseball career didn’t… Read more A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

Six book recommendations for your summer staycation from the Graduate School of Business

by Jenny Luna & Steve Hawk on August 18, 2020 3:42 pm
The Graduate School of Business asked its professors to reveal what they’ve been reading this summer. Their responses range from insights into the neurological origins of human behavior to a debunking of the belief that businesses exist only to make money. As the closing weeks of summer approach, carve out some quiet time and dive… Read more Six book recommendations for your summer staycation from the Graduate School of Business
Resident fellows fro East House

Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents

by Stanford News Service and Stanford resident fellows on May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Stanford’s resident fellows, their families and pets – all of whom are still sheltering in place – recently posed for photographs and took selfies to show their undergraduate residents, widely dispersed throughout the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, how much they are missed on campus and in their residences. Resident fellows are faculty and senior… Read more Stanford's resident fellows, their families and pets greet their far-away undergraduate residents
Jasmine Reid's photo of Cape Town homes

Stanford student photographs showcase the beauty and diversity of the world

by Stefanie Pietkiewicz on May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
A snapshot of a shrub growing amidst the smooth sand dunes of the Gobi Desert – where signs of life are largely absent – is the winner of the 2020 Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest. Captured by international relations major SERENA ZHANG when she was interning in China one summer, the winning image, Life,… Read more Stanford student photographs showcase the beauty and diversity of the world
Math team

Stanford students place third in Putnam Math Competition

by Alex Kekauoha on March 11, 2020 3:08 pm
A team of undergraduate math students placed third at the 80th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). For their efforts, the Stanford team received $15,000, and one student was recognized for being one of the top-performing women in the competition. The competition attracted 4,229 college students from… Read more Stanford students place third in Putnam Math Competition