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The Ticker — July 2024

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July 9, 2024

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Nike co-founder Phil Knight, MBA ’62, has been awarded the Degree of Uncommon Citizen, Stanford’s most prestigious alumni volunteer service award, for his game-changing contributions to all seven Stanford schools and numerous initiatives across campus.


Speaking of game-changers, Katie Ledecky, ’20, the most decorated female swimmer in history, and Ellen Ochoa, MS ’81, PhD ’85, the first Hispanic woman in space and the second female director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, are among the latest recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. 


Stanford sailing is at a high point of its own. In May, the team came away with two of four national championship titles—in the ICSA women’s team and women’s fleet events. . . . And Stanford women’s golf can join in the celebrations. The team won its second NCAA championship in three years after a 3–2 takedown of UCLA.

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