Welcome to This Week in Sports activities. We’re The Each day’s sports activities editors, Madeline Grabb and Ells Boone, and we’ll be strolling you thru the key video games, occasions and tales from the previous week, in addition to offering a quick preview of what’s developing this week.
This weekend noticed ladies’s rowing declare Stanford’s third NCAA title of the tutorial yr, avenging its back-to-back runner-up placings from 2021 and 2022. Wins within the first and second varsity eight races in Sunday’s Grand Remaining introduced house this system’s first nationwide crown since 2009 with 129 factors. Washington took second, and Princeton rounded out the highest three. The Cardinal’s season additionally included incomes their second straight Pac-12 championship earlier this month.
Defending NCAA Champion No. 1 ladies’s golf fell to USC within the semifinals of this yr’s event to conclude its season. On Friday, two-time NCAA particular person champion sophomore Rose Zhang introduced her determination to show professional after dominant novice and collegiate outcomes. Whereas Zhang will proceed her undergraduate diploma and coaching at Stanford’s services, she is going to open her skilled profession at this week’s upcoming Mizuho Americas Open.
In a program first, the Cardinal claimed an inaugural nationwide championship in ladies’s crusing. Stanford glided its approach to victory within the ICSA Ladies’s Fleet Race Nationals on Friday, securing a workforce crown for simply the second time in class historical past. The Cardinal could have two extra nationwide championship alternatives earlier than the top of the month on the ICSA Open Group Race Nationals and ICSA Open Fleet Race Nationals, respectively.
Ninth-seeded softball retained its undefeated standing within the postseason, handing eighth-seed Duke a pair of upsets within the Tremendous Regionals to maneuver on to its first NCAA Ladies’s School World Sequence in virtually 20 years. The Cardinal bested the Blue Devils 3-1 on Friday, and adopted up their victory with a 7-2 win on Saturday. They’ll start World Sequence play on Thursday in opposition to a formidable opponent in No. 1 Oklahoma.
With the NCAA workforce championships over, postseason motion continued for No. 18 males’s tennis within the singles and doubles occasions. Junior Arthur Fery, seeded third, defeated three gamers within the high 50 earlier than falling within the quarterfinals. Freshmen Nishesh Basavareddy and Samir Banerjee each made their event debuts, bowing out within the spherical of 16 and second spherical, respectively. A fourth Stanford athlete, sophomore Max Basing, was set to take part however withdrew attributable to damage. Fery and Basavareddy additionally paired as much as make a run to the spherical of 16 in doubles.
No. 3 baseball headed to Scottsdale, Ariz. for the Pac-12 Match. The Cardinal beat Cal 18-10 within the opener, and although they misplaced to Oregon in 10 innings within the subsequent spherical, Stanford moved on because of a tiebreaker. Arizona got here out swinging within the semifinals to defeat the Cardinal 14-4 and finish their convention event run. Stanford seems to be now to the NCAA Match discipline announcement on Monday to seek out out its postseason prospects.
Monitor & Discipline competed within the NCAA West Prelims this week, with athletes qualifying for the nationwide meet in a wide range of each particular person and relay occasions. Among the many qualifiers for the NCAA Championships to be held in Austin, Texas have been Udodi Onwuzurike within the males’s 100 (posting a meet-best time), Alyssa Jones (ladies’s lengthy leap), Taylor James (ladies’s 800), Lucy Jenks (ladies’s 5,000), Ky Robinson and Charles Hicks (males’s 500), John Kroeger (males’s lengthy leap) and Garrett Brown (males’s pole vault). Stanford additionally certified groups for relay occasions, together with the ladies’s 4×400-meter relay and the boys’s and girls’s 4×100-meter relay (each certified with college record-setting instances).