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Student-Athletes Honored At Annual Spring Awards Luncheon
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/12/2008

June 12, 2008


STANFORD, Calif.- Seniors Rachel Buehler of the women's soccer team and Arianna Lambie of the women's cross country/track and field teams were honored with the Al Master's Award at the Annual Spring Awards Luncheon on Thursday afternoon, highlighting Stanford's athletic success during the 2007-08 campaign.

Buehler and Lambie were co-recipients of the most prestigous award of the afternoon, presented to the Stanford student-athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement.

The complete list of Spring Award winners is below:

The Al Masters Award:
Presented to the Stanford athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement (highest award)

Rachel Buehler, Soccer
Three-time captain ... 2007 All-Pac-10 Conference First Team selection ... 2007 Hermann Trophy semifinalist ... U.S. National Team pool player, U-21 National Team member and represented the United States in three Nordic Cup tournaments ... An NSCAA first-team All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Named the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year ... Also a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic member for the third straight season ... Finalist for the Wooden Award ... A 2008 NCAA Top VIII award winner ... A 2007 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... The Pac-10 Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Arianna Lambie, Cross Country/Track and Field
A 14-time All-American ... Member of the 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007 NCAA Championship cross country teams at Stanford ... The 2005 and 2006 West Region Cross Country Runner of the Year ... Three-time Pac-10 individual cross country champion ... Member of the American record-setting 4 x 1,500 meter relay at the 2006 Penn Relays ... Became the first woman to ever win both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships ... A two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team member ... Three-time Pac-10 All-Academic track and field selection as well as a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic cross country selection ... A 2007 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... Pac-10 Woman of the Year.

The Biff Hoffman Award:
Outstanding male senior

Tanner Gardner, Wrestling
Posted his highest career finish (5th) at the NCAA Championships to become Stanford's first three-time All-American ... Broke the Stanford career win record at the Pac-10 Championships and completed his career with a school-record 145 wins ... Also shattered the Stanford single-season pin record with 19 on the year ... Became the first Stanford wrestler to post more than one 40-win season ... Topped his own single-season win record in the final match of his career with 43 wins ... Captured the 125-pound Pac-10 title and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Pac-10 Championships ... First Stanford wrestler in more than two decades to win back-to-back conference titles ... Completed the year with a 43-3 record ... Undefeated in duals (17-0) ... A 2008 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.

David Sender, Gymnastics
Named to the 2008 Senior Men's National Team after a strong performance at the Winter Cup, with two second place finishes in floor exercise behind Olympian Paul Hamm ... Notched the highest NCAA score in still rings this season with a 16.350 ... Posted a 16.4 in vault twice this season ... Recorded 10 event titles throughout the year ... A Nissen-Emery Award finalist ... Capped an excellent career at Stanford by finishing second in both the rings and vault, and fourth in all-around at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... Earned three All-America honors to bring his four-year total to 10 separate nods, a new record for Stanford gymnastics ... Academic All-MPSF selection ... Won the men's senior all-around title at the 2008 Visa U.S. Championships.

The Stanford Athletic Board Award:
Outstanding female senior

Sara Lowe, Synchronized Swimming
Named 2008 Athlete of the Meet at Collegiate Nationals ... Captured the Collegiate National Championship in every event she competed in from 2005-2008 (12-time national champ) ... Three-time collegiate champion in solos, four-time collegiate champion in duets, three-time collegiate champion in trios and three-time collegiate champion in team ... Three-time High Point award winner at Collegiate Nationals ... Member of the 2008 Stanford team that became the first collegiate squad to win a U.S. National Championship.

Erica McLain, Track and Field
The 2007 and 2008 NCAA Indoor Champion in the triple jump ... A 12-time All-American ... The Stanford record-holder in the triple jump ... A 2005 U.S. Champion in the triple jump...Four-time Pac-10 Champion in the triple jump and three-time Pac-10 Champion in the long jump ... Two-time Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention ... Swept the long jump and the triple jump events at the 2008 NCAA West Region Championships ... Holds the American junior record in the triple jump and the only woman to ever win both the long jump and triple jump in back-to-back seasons.

Candice Wiggins, Basketball
The 2008 Wade Trophy winner as women's college basketball player of the year ... A four-time Kodak/WBCA and Associated Press All-American ... The first three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year in conference history ... The Stanford and Pac-10 all-time leading scorer ... Set school career record for three-pointers made ... Career record-holder in free throws made ... Helped Stanford reach the championship game of the NCAA Tournament ... Became the first player in NCAA Tournament history to record two 40-point performances in a single tournament ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week four times as a senior, as well as December's WBCA National Player of the Month ... A finalist for the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award ... Also selected to All-America teams of ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated, and CBSSportsline.com.

The Jake Gimbel Award:
Best competitive attitude - male senior

Taj Finger, Basketball
Participated in all 36 games in 2008, making four starts ... Provided hustle and energy off the bench and established reputation nationally as a valuable sixth man ... Averaged 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest ... Made 79-143 from the field, translating to 55.2 percent ... Scored in double-figures in six games ... Led team in rebounding in five games ... Matched a career-high with 15 points in a win over Harvard on Nov. 9 ... Notched his first career double-double against Santa Clara on Dec. 19 with 10 points and 11 rebounds during his first start of the year ... A three-time Pac-10 All-Academic team member.

Rob Grube, Golf
Awarded his fourth consecutive first-team All-Pac-10 award at the Pac-10 Champi¬onships ... Named the Pac-10 Men's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Posted five top-10 and five top-25 finishes in 2008 ... Best places came at the Pac-10 Championships (T3) and also at the UH-Hilo Invitational, where he tied for second and shot his round and tournament lows of 65 and 199 ... Finalist for the Cleveland Golf Byron Nelson Award ... A Ben Hogan Award finalist ... A three-time Pac-10 All-Academic honoree ... A 2007 Academic All-American ... The 2006 Pac-10 Co-Golfer of the Year ... The 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... GolfWeek All-American ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team ... GCAA Ping Third Team All-American.

The Pam Strathairn Award:
Best competitive attitude - female senior

Evan Brown, Sailing
Named a women's All-American skipper for the second consecutive year ... Earned honorable mention All-America recognition as a sophomore ... A two-time All-PCC Team honoree ... Captained the 2007-08 team ... Finalist for the 2007-08 Women's Sailor of the Year ... Helped Stanford to a fourth place finish at women's nationals and a seventh place finish at co-ed nationals.

Bryn Kehoe, Volleyball
A first-team AVCA All-American in 2008, earning the third All-America honor of her career ... The CVU.com Setter of the Year ... An three-time All-Pacific Region honoree ... Named to the All-Pac-10 Team in 2006 and 2007 ... Led the nation with 14.40 assists per game in 2008, topping the Stanford single-season assist per game mark ... Tallied a program-best 1,742 total assists on the year, shattering the record she set as a freshman in 2004 ... Broke the program's career assist record against Washington and finished her career with 5,956 assists, third best in Pac-10 history and one of the top-25 marks in NCAA history ... Also finished among the program's career top-10 in digs and service aces ... Nabbed Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second consecutive year.

Liz Tricase, Gymnastics
The 2008 Pac-10 Uneven Bar Champion ... Helped team to the 2008 Pac-10 team championship ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... The 2008 regional uneven bar champion ... A 2008 co-captain ... An NCAA All-American ... Scored four perfect 10's in her career on bars ... The 2008 Cardinal Gymnast of the Year ... A four-time Pac-10 champion on balance beam ... A four-time Pac-10 All-Conference honoree.

The Block "S" Honors Award for Men:
Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA

Sandy Hohener, Water Polo
4.088 GPA ... started 24 of Stanford's 25 contests in 2007, making 217 saves on the year for an average of 9.04 per game ... Sported a 7.00 goals-against average on the year ... A three-time All-America selection as well as a three-time All-MPSF selection ... A Three-time MPSF All-Academic selection, as well as a two-time ACWPC All-Academic pick ... Named to the ESPN Academic All-District VIII First Team ... A 2007 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner.

The Block "S" Honors Award for Women:
Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA

Rachel Buehler, Soccer
4.021 GPA ... Three-time captain ... 2007 All-Pac-10 Conference First Team selection ... 2007 Hermann Trophy semifinalist ... U.S. National Team pool player, U-21 National Team member and represented the United States in three Nordic Cup tournaments ... An NSCAA first-team All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Named the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year ... Also a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic member for the third straight season ... Finalist for the Wooden Award ... A 2008 NCAA Top VIII award winner ... A 2007 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... The Pac-10 Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Conference Male Athlete of the Year:
Presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes himself in conference competition

Brook Lopez, Basketball
A third-team Associated Press All-American ... Named to the All-Pac-10 First Team ... Earned All-Pac-10 Defensive Team Honorable Mention ... A USBWA All-District pick ... Named to the All-Pac-10 Tournament Team ... Played in 27 games, making 25 starts ... Averaged a team-best 19.3 points and 8.2 rebounds ... 184-393 from the field for a 46.8 percent rate ... 153-194 from the foul line, good for a 78.9-percent clip ... Scored in double-figures 25 times ... Notched nine double-doubles ... Led team in scoring 20 times and rebounding 14 times ... Rivals.com National Player of the Week for Jan. 14-21, Feb. 25-Mar. 2 ... Pac-10 Player of the Week from Feb. 25-Mar. 2 ... Scored a career-best 31 points on 11-17 shooting with 13 rebounds in 36 minutes in a victory at Washington on Jan. 31 ... Scored 30 points (10-20 field, 10-11 free throws) against Marquette on Mar. 22 in the NCAA Tournament.

Conference Female Athlete of the Year:
Presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes herself in conference competition

Tabitha Yim, Gymnastics
A 2008 co-captain ... Named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, the first Stanford gymnast to earn the award ... Pac-10 All-Around Champion ... Led Stanford team to Pac-10 team title ... First-team all-conference ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors ... West Regional Gymnast of the Year ... A Honda Award finalist ... AAI Award finalist ... Three-time All-American ... Voted team MVP.

Jess Zutz, Field Hockey
The 2007 NorPac Offensive Player of the Year ... A four-time All-NorPac selection ... A NFHCA first-team West Regional All-American ... Led the Cardinal in starts (21), goals scored (13), assists (6) and points (32) ... Second on the team with 63 shot attempts and four game-winning goals ... Participated in this year's NFHCA Division 1 Senior All-Star Game ... A 2007 NFCHA All-Academic honoree ... Joined the Cardinal softball team for its 2008 campaign.

Block "S" Outstanding Male Junior Award
Jason Castro, Baseball
Put up a career-best season at Stanford in 2008 ... Heading into the Super Regional round, Castro led the team in batting (.372), at bats (253), hits (94), and doubles (16), while standing second on the team in runs batted in (63), triples (3), and runs scored (62) ... Also had 12 home runs ... Named to the All-Pac-10 Team ... One of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the nation's top catcher.

Paul Kornfeld, Swimming
The 2008 NCAA Champion in the 100 and 200 breast ... A ten-time All-American ... A three-time Pac-10 Champion in the 100 breast ... The 2007 and 2008 Pac-10 Champion in the 200 breast ... Member of 2007 Pac-10 Champion 200 and 400 medley relay teams ... Stanford record-holder in the 100 breast and second all-time in the 200 breast ... The 2008 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year.

Sho Nakamori, Gymnastics
Named to the 2008 Senior Men's National Team ... Took second on parallel bars and high bar at the Windy City Invite ... Took second on parallel bars with a season high of 15.6 and third on floor at the Stanford Open ... Tied for third on parallel bars at the Pacific Coast Classic ... Finished third in all-around and pommel horse and sixth on parallel bars at the 2008 NCAA Championships, earning three All-America honors ... An Academic All-MPSF selection.

Block "S" Outstanding Female Junior Award
Foluke Akinradewo, Volleyball
The AVCA National Player of the Year ... A first-team AVCA All-American in 2008, the third All-America honor of her career ... The Honda Award winner for volleyball ... Pac-10 Player of the Year ... Earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 Team and the All-Pacific Region Team for the third consecutive seasons ... Appeared in 118 games as a starting middle blocker ... Turned in 4.11 kills per game ... Led the nation with a .499 hitting percentage, the second best mark in NCAA history ... Single-season hitting percentage shattered the Pac-10 and Stanford records by more than 50 points ... Led the team with 143 blocks, one of the top-10 marks in the Pac-10 ... Also one of the top 10 players in the conference in kills and points ... Hit above .400 in 27 matches and recorded double-figure kills in 31 matches ... MVP of the Stanford Regional and named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.

Cynthia Barboza, Volleyball
A first-team AVCA All-American for the second consecutive year ... A first-team Volleyball Magazine All-American ... An All-Pacific Region Team selection for the second consecutive year ... A two-time All-Pac-10 Team honoree ... Appeared in 117 games as a starting outside hitter and accumulated 467 kills ... Led the team with 32 service aces ... Second on the team with 3.25 digs per game ... Hit .281 on the year and tallied 44 blocks ... Led the team with a career-best 20 double-doubles on the year ... Recorded double-figure kills in 29 matches, and double-figure digs in 20 of those ... Named to the ESPN Academic All-America Second Team and the District VIII First Team ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second year in a row.

Missy Penna, Softball
A 2008 NFCA All-American ... A two-time All-Pacific Region honoree ... A 2008 first-team All-Pac-10 pick ... Stanford's ace in the circle making 49 starts and throwing 40 complete games ... Threw complete games in 18 of 21 Pac-10 contests ... Posted a school record with 37 win in 2008 ... Pitched 335 innings, a Stanford school record ... Shattered the school's single-season strikeout record against Arizona State, and stood second in the Pac-10 with 416 ... The eighth pitcher in Pac-10 history, and the first at Stanford, to notch 400 K's in a single season ... Just the second pitcher in school history to throw back-to-back seasons with 300 or more K's ... Opposing average (.161) and ERA (1.17) both ranked among the top-five in the conference ... Stands second in school history with 84 career wins ... The second player in school history to record 900 career strikeouts ... Was among 25 finalists for USA Softball's National Player of the Year award ... Named to the ESPN Academic All-District First Team for District VIII.

Block "S" Outstanding Male Sophomore Award
Clinton Snyder, Football
Appeared in all 12 games and made 11 starts ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 Conference honors ... Made seven starts at outside linebacker and the last four games of the season at middle linebacker ... Finished among the Pac-10 leaders in virtually every category, including fumbles forced (4-t1st), tackles-for-loss (14.5-5th), fumbles recovered (3-t4th), sacks (8.0-t7th) and tackles (89-t9th) ... Led Stanford in sacks and forced fumbles while co-leading the team in fumbles recovered and ranking second in tackles and TFL ... Tied for second in quarterback hurries (4) ... Had at least nine tackles in seven straight games from Oct. 22-Nov. 3, including a career best 16 at Washington ... Had four double figure tackle games on the year vs. Oregon (10), USC (10), Oregon State (12) and Washington (16) ... Recorded 5.5 TFL in his final two games against Notre Dame (3.0) and California (2.5).

Sage Wright, Water Polo
Finished tied for the team lead with 33 goals in 2007 ... Recorded four hat tricks among his 10 multi-goal performances ... Was twice named MPSF Player of the Week for his efforts ... Recorded a four-goal performance against No. 3 UCLA on Sept. 30, netting both the game-tying and go-ahead goals in that contest ... Posted a two-goal effort in and scored the game-tying goal in Stanford's eventual 10-9 overtime upset of No. 1 California at the Big Splash on Nov. 17 ... An ACWPC All-American and Academic All-American ... Earned All-MPSF and MPSF All-Academic honors.

Block "S" Outstanding Female Sophomore Award
Rosey Neill, Softball
The Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Named to the 2008 All-Pacific Region First Team ... Also a first-team All-Pac-10 pick ... Started all 64 games behind the plate for Stanford, catching four no-hitters for the Stanford pitching staff ... Led the Pac-10 with a school-record tying 19 homeruns on the season ... Led the league in putouts (520) and carried one of the top single-season fielding percentages in school history (.993) ... Threw out 12 runners, and picked off three ... Second on the team with 62 hits and a .343 batting average ... Among the top-five in the conference with 53 RBI, becoming the sixth player in school history to record 50+ in one season ... On-base percentage (.444) and slugging percentage (.713) ranked among the top 10 in the conference ... Was among 25 finalists for USA Softball's National Player of the Year award.

Kelley O'Hara, Soccer
Led the Cardinal in 2007 with nine goals on the season ... Also the team leader with 23 points ... A first-team All-Pac-10 pick for the second consecutive year... A 2008 NSCAA All-American ... A finalist for the US Soccer Young Female Athlete Award ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Named an All-American by Top Drawer and Soccer Buzz magazines ... A member of the U-20 U.S. National Team ... Named a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.

Julia Smit, Swimming
An NCAA Champion in the 400 IM ... Captured the Pac-10 title in the 400 IM ... A four-time Swimmer of the Month by CollegeSwimming.com ... Set 200 IM school record ... Set 400 free relay school record ... Now has eight events that are in Stanford's all-time career top-10 ... An eight-time All-American ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Block "S" Outstanding Male Freshman Award
Alex Clayton, Tennis
Ranked second in the nation for most of the year, and concluded the season ranked No. 7, the highest ranking of any Pac-10 singles player ... Advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships ... ITA National and West Rookie of the Year ... Compiled a 30-9 record overall and a 19-8 record against nationally-ranked opponents ... A 2008 ITA All-American ... The 2008 Pac-10 Player of the Year and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.

Sihwan Kim, Golf
The 2008 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... A first-team All-Pac-10 honoree ... The highest ranked Cardi¬nal golfer, checking in at No. 7 ... Played in every tournament and held the lowest stroke average on the team (71.6) ... Amassed two even-par and 17 under-par rounds in 38 outings ... Finished in the top-10 seven times and the top-25 four times ... Best finish came at the CordeValle Collegiate in November when he tied for the individual crown ... Took fourth individually at the NCAA Championships ... Also held the team's best low-round with 63 strokes, and tied for a tournament-low 199 ... Earned first-team Ping All-America honors ... GolfWeek All-American ... 2008 All-Nicklaus selection ... GCAA Ping First Team All-American.

Austin Staab, Swimming
Placed third nationally in the 100 fly ... Took 13th in the 50 free ... Swam on four relays--200 medley (4th), 400 medley (3rd), 200 free (4th), 400 free (4th) ... Set school record in the 400 medley relay ... Was the fifth-highest scoring freshman at the NCAA Championships ... A six-time All-American ... The Pac-10 champion in the 100 fly ... Set school record in 100 fly ... Named 2008 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.

Block "S" Outstanding Female Freshman Award
Hilary Barte, Tennis
All-American in both singles and doubles ... Finished the year ranked No. 4 nationally, the highest ranked singles player in the Pac-10 ... 2008 ITA National Rookie of the Year ... Reached the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship ... Finished 30-8 overall and 22-4 in duals, becoming the first freshman in school history to win at least 30 overall matches and 20 duals since 2004 ... Was unbeaten in 18 straight matches since taking over at the No. 1 spot before losing a match to Baylor in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Finished 21-6 against nationally-ranked opponents ... Named the 2008 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.

Alix Klineman, Volleyball
A second-team AVCA All-American ... A first-team Volleyball Magazine All-American and Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year ... The Pacific Region Freshman of the Year ... The Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... Earned a spot on the All-Pacific Region Team, the only freshman to do so ... Also was the only freshman to earn a spot on the All-Pac-10 Team ... A member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... Appeared in 121 games as a starting outside hitter for Stanford ... Led the team with 4.12 kpg (499 total kills) ... Hit .276 with 89 blocks on the year ... Finished third on the team with 2.69 digs per game ... Second on the team with 28 service aces ... One of the top 10 players in the Pac-10 in both kills (t-7th) and points (8th) ... Recorded double-figure kills in 29 matches and had 11 double-doubles on the year ... Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team.

Donald Kennedy Award:
Presented to the senior athlete who best exhibits the combination of excellent academics, strong athletic ability, and a commitment to community service.

Dylan Carney, Gymnastics
Excelled in floor exercise, vault, and horizontal bar ... Earned his fifth career All-America honor with a sixth-place tie on high bar in the 2008 NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals ... Winner of the 2008 NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete each year ... Also a 2008 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... Three-time Academic All-MPSF selection ... Two-time ESPN Academic All-District First Team...A Rhodes Scholar finalist...Three-time team captain...2006 NCAA Horizontal Bar Champion...Four-time Academic All-American...Has been involved with the Arbor Free Clinic, Cardinal Council, StEMS (Stanford EMS), and Project Mercury...Has done lab work to characterize the role of chromatin structure on somatic V(D)J recombination during development of the human immune system...Graduated with distinction and received a Class of 2007 Award of Excellence...Will attend Harvard Medical School in the fall.

Courtenay Stewart, Synchronized Swimming
Has done AIDs research and education in Tanzania ... Team captain ... A ten-time national champion at Collegiate Nationals ... A four-time national champion in duet, three-time in trio and three-time in team ... The 2007 High Point Award winner at Collegiate Nationals...Member of Tridelta sorority...Volunteer with SNAP (Special Needs Aquatic Program) and Support for International Change...Cardinal Council member...Member of Canada's 2004 Olympic Team...Will conduct research at the Palo Alto VA Hospital beginning in the fall.

Thomas W. Ford Award:
Presented to the team whose student-athletes have demonstrated a special commitment to participation in local community outreach programs.

Women's Water Polo
In 2007-08, the Stanford women's water polo team continued its tradition of taking an active role in the community. Eight years ago, the players and coaches decided that they wanted to give back to the community. Moreover, the team was determined to make its contribution ongoing, rather than doing scattered projects around the holidays. One of the players knew a teacher at East Palo Alto Charter School and found out they needed help. Since then, every member of the team and coaching staff has gone to EPACS for an hour every week to tutor. The EPACS staff picks out a few students and everyone is assigned specific children to work with and mentor all year. In addition, the team gets together every holiday season and adopts 3-4 needy families, giving all members holiday gifts and stockings.

Spirit of Stanford Award:
Presented to a student-athlete who is a charismatic leader, an exemplary teammate, is active in the community and embraces the values of Stanford Athletics. The award is given in honor of Frankie Albert '41.

Tanner Gardner, Wrestling
Posted his highest career finish (5th) at the NCAA Championships to become Stanford's first three-time All-American ... Broke the Stanford career win record at the Pac-10 Championships and completed his career with a school-record 145 wins ... Also shattered the Stanford single-season pin record with 19 on the year ... Became the first Stanford wrestler to post more than one 40-win season ... Topped his own single-season win record in the final match of his career with 43 wins ... Captured the 125-pound Pac-10 title and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Pac-10 Championships ... First Stanford wrestler in more than two decades to win back-to-back conference titles ... Completed the year with a 43-3 record ... Undefeated in duals (17-0).

The Dick and Anne Gould Captain's Award:
Presented to the senior captain who has exhibited uncommon leadership to his/her team. This award is presented by Dick and Anne Gould in honor of their three "Captain Children" - Karin (USC Swimming), Rick (Stanford Swimming) and Kim (Harvard Volleyball).

Laura Shane, Lacrosse
Finished her senior season as the nation's leader in saves and save percentage ... Was second nationally in saves per game ... Finished her Cardinal career as the program's all-time leader in games played, saves, save percentage and minutes played ... A Tewaarton trophy semifinalist ... A 2008 IWLCA All-American, her third career honor ... Completed her career as a four-time All-MPSF selection and a four-time IWLCA All-Region selection ... Named WomensLacrosse.com Goalkeeper of the Year ... An MPSF All-Academic selection in 2008.

The Bill Walsh Award:
Presented to the student-athlete who most effectively inspires his/her team and the Stanford campus and community through exemplary commitment, service, composure and integrity. The Student-Athlete Leadership Advisory Board will select the award winner.

Courtenay Stewart, Synchronized Swimming
Has done AIDs research and education in Tanzania ... Team captain ... A ten-time national champion at Collegiate Nationals ... A four-time national champion in duet, three-time in trio and three-time in team ... The 2007 High Point Award winner at Collegiate Nationals...Member of Tridelta sorority...Volunteer with SNAP (Special Needs Aquatic Program) and Support for International Change...Cardinal Council member...Member of Canada's 2004 Olympic Team...Will conduct research at the Palo Alto VA Hospital beginning in the fall.


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