Aug. 25, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Lindsay Wing, one of Stanford's great women's gymnasts, will return to the program as a volunteer assistant coach.
Wing's nine All-America honors are the third-highest total in Stanford history. She was a four-time Pac-10 balance beam champion, and a member of two conference championship teams.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to return to The Farm and get back in the gym," Wing said. "This is a phenomenal group of girls and a fantastic coaching staff and I hope to be able to make a positive contribution to the team's efforts this season."
Wing was captain of the 2004 team that captured conference and regional titles and finished third at the NCAA Super Six finals - equaling Stanford's highest national finish. She also was part of a 2004 class that reached the NCAA championships all four years and remains the only Cardinal team to accomplish the feat. She had a best NCAA individual finish of second, in 2001, on the beam and helped Stanford to its first Super Six appearance, a year later.
"I am thrilled to welcome back Lindsay Wing, one of our all-time greats," Stanford coach Kristen Smyth said. "Lindsay was one of our toughest and most consistent competitors. Lindsay knows and understands our program and philosophy and she is going to be a wonderful addition to our staff."
After graduation from Stanford, Wing spent time working with the Positive Coaching Alliance and at Yahoo! HotJobs. Now living in San Francisco, she has been working at StubHub for the past two years.
Stanford, which finished eighth in the nation last season, is coming off its third consecutive NCAA top 10 finish and has reached the NCAA Championships seven of the past nine years.