Sports Shorts

July/August 2004

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Sports Shorts

The women's gymnastics team tied Alabama for third place at the NCAA championships, held at UCLA in mid-April—the highest finish in Stanford history. Four team members combined to earn a program-high 15 All-America honors: five each for Natalie Foley, ’06, and Lise Léveillé, three for Lindsay Wing and two for Caroline Fluhrer. The squad graduates five seniors, including Fluhrer, Léveillé and Wing.


Wendy Watkins

Senior co-captain Lauren Faust and junior Hannah Luber each scored three goals as the women’s water polo team won the NCAA consolation match for third place, 12-2, on May 9 at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center. The No. 2 Cardinal lost its semifinal match to third-ranked Loyola Marymount, 5-4, the day before. Senior Wendy Watkins was named a first-team All-American.

After clinching the Pac-10 title in late May, the No. 1 baseball team went 2-2 in the NCAA regionals held at Sunken Diamond June 4-6. Stanford opened the playoffs with a 10-4 win over UNLV and won its third game, against St. John’s, 7-2. But Cardinal pitching was no match for Long Beach State, which picked up a 7-4 win behind standout starter Jered Weaver, and later an 8-4 win to eliminate Stanford. The losses dashed the team’s hopes for a sixth consecutive trip to the College World Series. Leadoff hitter Sam Fuld finished his career atop the Stanford record books in runs scored and at bats, and second in hits and games played. Sophomore infielder Jed Lowrie was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and ended the season with a .399 batting average.

The sixth-ranked softball team went 2-2 at the double-elimination College World Series in Oklahoma in May. Both defeats came at the hands of eventual champion UCLA. The Cardinal posted its highest-ever Pac-10 finish with a tie for second and racked up 49 wins—the second best in school history.

Ian Dobson

In late May, 26 track and field athletes earned berths in the NCAA championships. Senior Jill Camarena won the shot put in the NCAA West Regionals with a throw of 16.96 meters, and junior Sara Bei won the 5,000-meter race in 16:12.26. At the Payton Jordan U.S. Open held on campus May 31, redshirt junior Ian Dobson broke the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:32.09. Results from the mid-June NCAAs will be published in the next issue of Stanford.

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