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Student-Athletes Honored At Athletic Board Awards Luncheon
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/13/2013

June 13, 2013

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STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Mark Appel and junior Chiney Ogwumike were honored as co-recipients of the Al Masters Award at the annual Stanford Athletic Board Awards Luncheon, highlighting Stanford's athletic success during the 2012-13 campaign.

It was the first time two student-athletes shared the Al Masters Award since 2008, when Rachel Buehler (soccer) and Arianna Lambie (cross country/track) shared the highest honor. Additionally, Ogwumike became the first female recipient of the award in five years.

Overall, 31 varsity programs were represented during the ceremony while 53 student-athletes walked away with awards.

The complete list of award winners is included below, in order of presentation:

Presented to the club sports team that achieves excellence, demonstrates outstanding leadership, exemplifies fair play/sportsmanship and is committed to community service.

Continued to gel and improve throughout the year, culminating with the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championship in a victory on April 14 that snapped California's streak of 23 consecutive titles ... entered the year ranked third in the nation, paced by three returning national medalists and a motivated group of returners and newcomers ... led by second and third-place finishes by sophomore Haley Kong and fifth-year standout John Do, respectively, Stanford was poised to clinch the title ... Adrienne Ivey secured a Cardinal title with her gold medal winning match in the Women's 72 kilo division. She was also named NCTA Freshman Athlete of the Year while assistant coach Huy Nguyen was tabbed Coach of the Year, both representing back-to-back awards for the program ... between training and academics, taekwondo athletes continued to work actively in the community as a team, volunteering at the Inn Vision Homeless Shelter and working with disadvantaged young girls through their ongoing commitment to the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI).

Presented to the student-athlete on a club team who demonstrates outstanding leadership, exemplifies fair play/sportsmanship, achieves excellence within the sport and is committed to community service.

Andrew Roos - Triathlon
Represented Stanford Triathlon at collegiate nationals for the last five years ... contributed significant points to the team, including top-10 finishes over the last three seasons ... in 2013, led men's team to a fourth-place effort at nationals as the team's highest scorer, finishing 10th in the individual omnium, fifth in the new draft-legal race, 38th in the intermediate distance race and 12th in the team relay race ... guided team to this year's WCCTC conference championship ... two-time USAT All-American ... leadership as vice president for four years has been demonstrated by team growth and success since 2009, when he worked on several organizational initiatives ... constantly displaying his sportsmanship and passion for Triathlon by personally welcoming every new member, sacrificing his own training to lead team workouts, sweeping to the back on a ride to ensure everyone returns to campus safely and supporting all athletes from beginner to elite ... team representative to the WCCTC conference and serves as conference commissioner ... will complete his doctorate degree in Biosciences from the Stanford School of Medicine in June and continue at Stanford working on collaborative research that aims to apply personalized medicine to athletes.

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

Men's Golf
Participation in three Cardinal 4 Community (C4C) events through the athletic department, as well as active participation on Cardinal Council ... all team members participated in at least one C4C event this year, many participated in several ... team averaged 7.5 hours of service per each of the 11 student-athletes on the team (82.5 hours total) ... participated in a community garden project (Collective Roots), mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula and helped organize the Stanford Athletics Field Day on the Farm, averaging about eight members of the team at each of these events ... head coach Conrad Ray said: "we believe that by having our entire team participate in these events, we can help show kids what it means to be part of a special athletic group."

Also Considered: lacrosse, women's water polo, wrestling.

Administered by the Director of Sports Performance, this award honors the student-athlete who not only displays maximum effort on and off the field of competition, but also brings out the best in his/her teammates through positive attitude, relentless work ethic and consistent commitment to performance enhancement. The award is given in memory of Arthur F. Dauer '59.

Sarah Hassman - Softball
The Buck/Cardinal Scholarship
"Sarah is the athlete that leaves that indelible impression on a program. She possesses those intangible qualities that only few athletes possess: an aura of unyielding resolve, a determination to excel for the betterment of the team and a passion to become the very best player possible regardless of the situation. These are the qualities displayed during every training session. Aside from Sarah's extreme desire to improve her own skills, she also encourages her teammates at every opportunity and offers nothing short of unconditional support. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award."
-Brandon Marcello, Director of Sports Performance

Jake Kneller - Volleyball
The Rixford K. Snyder Scholarship
"Jake's unwavering commitment to the Stanford men's volleyball program is one that will be difficult to match. Since stepping foot on The Farm, Jake has led by example and vocally on and off the court by doing everything necessary to improve his performance and push his teammates. His consistent work ethic and desire to contribute to the team in any way possible is one that represents the vaues of this award and why he is such a deserving candidate."
-Taylor Lynn, Sports Performance Coach

Presented to the student-athlete whose unforgettable performance in an athletic contest secures a place in Stanford Athletics history.

Mariah Stackhouse - Golf
The Max and Dorothy Comolli Athletic Scholarship
Freshman>Mariah Stackhouse fired a course and NCAA women's record 10-under-par 61, capturing her first career tournament title and leading the Cardinal to a team victory in the Peg Barnard Invitational held on the Stanford Golf Course. Even more impressive, Stackhouse produced two eagles on the front nine, one-putted every green and shot an eye-popping 9-under 26. Of the four collegiate players who previously carded an overall round of -9, none produced a lower nine-hole score than Stackhouse. A native of Riverdale, Ga., Stackhouse totaled eight birdies and two eagles to finish 10 strokes ahead of the next closest competitors.

Also Considered: Ellen Tsay / Krista Hardebeck / Kristie Ahn (tennis), Kori Carter (track and field), Jordan Williamson (football).

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.

Nicole Dayton - Gymnastics
The Andy and Laura Chase Family Athletic Scholarship
First Team All-American on vault ... All-Pac-12 Second Team honoree on vault ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick ... Award of Excellence recipient ... finished tied for 14th on vault at the NCAA Championships ... claimed four vault victories on the season, twice her amount from last year ... posted seven 9.900 scores or higher on vault ... claimed two of the top three scores for Stanford on vault ... team co-captain ... co-chair of Cardinal Council ... will receive NREMT certification for EMT-Basic in June 2013 ... co-coordinator of inaugural STANNYS ... participated in many panels about student life at Stanford.

Presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes himself in conference competition.

Bret Baumbach - Wrestling
The Michael L. Tevis and Christopher J. Dressel Scholarship
Pac-12 champion at 165 pounds, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... Stanford's starter at 165 pounds ... posted a 23-12 overall record and a 15-6 mark in duals ... tallied the second-most wins (23) and falls (3) on the team ... registered 55 dual points for the team ... went 1-2 in first appearance at the NCAA Championships ... strung together a season-best eight straight wins from Jan.12 to Feb. 3.

Austin Hack - Rowing
The Everett P. and G. Andrea Paup Scholarship
Pac-12 Athlete of the Year, becoming Stanford's first recipient since 2009 ... All-Pac-12 Team honoree ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection ... member of squad that earned the victory at prestigious Head of Charles Championship, defeating all universities and National teams from around the world in October ... led Men's Varsity Eight to victory over Cal for the first time since 2008 and second time since 1990 ... at Pac-12 Championships, led the Men's Varsity Eight to the Silver Medal, for only the third time in history, defeating Cal in dramatic fashion with what has been called "the best Stanford sprint in the Scholarship era" ... head coach Craig Amerkhanian said: "As an ambassador for Stanford and the United States of America, Austin represents the pinnacle of competition, sportsmanship and respect."

Kristian Ipsen - Swimming and Diving
The Rixford K. Snyder Scholarship
Collected three All-American honors ... CSCAA All-American ... NCAA Diver of the Year ... Pac-12 Diver of the Year ... Pac-12 Championships Diver of the Meet ... NCAA 1-meter champion (NCAA record) ... earned second NCAA 1-meter title in program history (first since 1930) ... NCAA 3-meter champion (second straight season) ... NCAA platform runner- up ... Pac-12 1-meter champion ... Pac-12 3-meter champion (league record) ... Pac-12 platform runner-up ... established school records in 1-meter diving and platform diving.

Dwight Powell - Basketball
The John Arrillaga Family Scholarship II
NABC All-District Second Team selection ... Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team recipient ... averaged team-best 14.9 points to go with 8.4 rebounds ... shot 46.7 percent (179-383) overall, 45.5 percent (15-33) from three- point range and 79.6 percent (133-167) from the foul line ... tallied 10 double-doubles ... registered nine 20-point games ... produced 27 double-figure scoring games ... one of two players ranked among Pac-12's top-12 in both scoring (11th) and rebounding (7th) ... totaled 72 assists, 39 blocks and 26 steals ... scored career-high 29 points (10-13 FG, 9-11 FT) against Denver (Dec. 2) ... collected double-double with 17 points and career-high 17 rebounds against USC (Feb. 14).

Oliver Toole - Sailing
Coed All-American skipper ... led squad to Singlehanded conference title ... positioned Stanford to first No. 1 ranking in program history ... captured "A" Division at the Fall Championships by a margin of 20+ points ... during spring season, won conference team race title with a 10-0 record and claimed the "A" Division once again ... has won every conference event this year in all three disciplines (Singlehanded, Team Racing, Fleet Racing) ... has never placed below first in any regatta sailed during conference competition.

Presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes herself in conference competition.

Kayla Bonstrom - Softball
The Buck/Cardinal Scholarship
NFCA All-West Region Second Team member ... Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... All-Pac-12 Freshman Team selection ... played in 59 games, starting 57 ... led team and ranked third in the Pac-12 with a .414 batting average in the regular season ... in Pac-12 games, led conference in RBI (29) and ranked second in batting average (.457), hits (32), slugging percentage (.857), on-base percentage (.557) and runs scored (22) ... totaled 19 multiple-RBI and 19 multiple-hit games.

Kori Carter - Track and Field
The Lillian B. and Tom B. Rhodes Scholarship
NCAA champion in the 400-meter hurdles, running a world- leading 53.21 to break the meet and in-season collegiate record of 53.54 by UCLA's Sheena Johnson in 2004 ... Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year ... runner-up finish in the 100-meter hurdles at NCAA Championships with a time of 12.79 ... USTFCCCA West Region Track Athlete of the Year ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection ... the nation's breakout star, produced world-leading marks three times during the season ... won all five matchups against 2012 Olympic fifth- place finisher Georganne Moline of Arizona ... captured Pac-12 title (May 12) in the 400-meter hurdles while breaking meet, stadium and school records ... repeated as the Pac-12 100-meter hurdles champion with a time of 12.76, a school record and the eighth-fastest time in the world this year ... MPSF indoor champion in the 200 ... has achieved World Championship `A' standards in both events ... best relay split of 50.9 is faster than the school record in the 400, and anchored the 4x400 relay into the NCAA Championships.

Amanda Spinner - Gymnastics
The Robert L. and Sue Boniface Scholarship
Pac-12 champion on beam ... Pac-12 Specialist of the Year ... All-Pac-12 First Team on beam ... hit 100 percent of her routines and scored a 9.800 or higher in 11 of 12 meets on beam ... earned a career-best 9.950 on beam at Utah (Feb. 23) ... claimed four of the top six scores for Stanford on beam ... team co-captain ... named team's Gymnast of the Year at season-ending awards banquet.


Bret Bonanni - Water Polo
The Milton C. and Nellie Jo Iverson Water Polo Scholarship
ACWPC Second Team All-American ... All-MPSF First Team selection ... MPSF Newcomer of the Year ... ACWPC All- Academic List honoree ... ranked second in the MPSF with 3.17 goals per game ... totaled team-high 73 goals, the highest total for a Cardinal player since Tony Azevedo's 80 in 2004 ... shared team lead with 12 hat tricks ... tied an MPSF single-game record with nine goals in win over Air Force (Oct. 21) ... scored 10 goals over Stanford's third-place finish at NorCal Invitational ... posted an eight-goal performance in home win over UC Irvine on (Oct. 27).

Kevin Hogan - Football
The Walt Gamage Athletic Scholarship
The David Morze Memorial Football Scholarship
The John W. and Condoleezza Rice Football Scholarship
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention recipient ... started and won the last five games of the year - against four ranked opponents in the regular season and against Wisconsin in a 20-14 Rose Bowl Game victory ... recipient of the team's Outstanding (Redshirt) Freshman Award ... passed for 1,096 yards on 71.7 percent completions (109 of 152) with nine touchdowns against three interceptions ... was team's second-leading rusher with 263 yards and two scores at 4.8 yards per carry ... earned Pac-12 Football Championship Game MVP honors throwing for 155 yards (1 TD) and rushing for 47 more (1 TD) against UCLA.

Alex Massialas - Fencing
The Frank J. Lodato Athletic Scholarship
NCAA national champion in foil ... First Team All-American ... compiled team-best 50-8 record ... first Stanford foil champion since 2000 ... helped lead Cardinal to eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships, the program's best finish since 2008 ... claimed the Junior World Championships title in foil.


Inky Ajanaku - Volleyball
The Kristin and Adam Keefe Family Athletic Scholarship
AVCA Honorable Mention All-American ... AVCA All-Pacific Region selection ... All-Pac-12 honoree ... All-Pac-12 Freshman Team pick ... played in 116 sets, making 24 starts at middle blocker ... averaged 2.42 kills and 1.23 blocks per set ... ranked third in the Pac-12 and 28th nationally with a .374 hitting percentage ... selected to the Berkeley Regional All Tournament Team ... 12-1-17 (.647), posting a season high attack percentage, at Saint Mary's (Sept. 15) ... totaled eight kills and a career- best 10 blocks versus then-No. 2 Oregon (Oct. 5).

Krista Hardebeck - Tennis
The Thomas W. Ford Family Scholarship
All-American in singles ... ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year ... All-Pac-12 Second Team selection ... NCAA All- Tournament Team selection (No. 3 doubles) ... ranked No. 14 nationally ... compiled a team-best 36-13 overall record and was 16-8 in duals, playing mainly at the No. 3 spot ... 20-5 in tournament matches ... 16-13 against nationally-ranked opponents ... competing in her first career tournament, reached quarterfinals of ITA All-American Championships in October ... captured singles title at ITA Northwest Regional Championships in October ... earned runner-up singles finish at Pac-12 Championships ... provided clincher in Stanford's 4-3 upset of No. 1 Florida in the semifinals (May 20), rallying for a three-set win after losing the first frame and trailing 5-1 in the second set ... in doubles, compiled 15-10 overall record (12-6 duals) with Natalie Dillon as No. 3 team.

Mariah Stackhouse - Golf
The Max and Dorothy Comolli Athletic Scholarship
WGCA First Team All-American ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... No. 4 in Golfweek's individual rankings ... low medalist and U.S. Women's Open qualifier ... posted eight top-10 finishes in 10 events, including two collegiate titles from the Peg Barnard Invitational and the Julie Inkster Spartan Invitational ... broke NCAA and course record at Peg Barnard Invitational with a 61 (-10) round that included a 26 in the front nine ... holds a 71.8 stroke average in 28 rounds of competition ... Pac-12 Women's Golfer of the Month for February, a first for the program.

Maggie Steffens - Water Polo
The Lowell Berry Scholarship
Peter J. Cutino Award finalist ... NCAA All-Tournament First Team selection ... All-MPSF First Team honoree ... named to MPSF All-Newcomer Team ... ranked second on the team with 60 goals and was 10th in the MPSF with 1.88 goals per game ... second on the team with 10 hat tricks among her 20 multi-goal games ... scored four times in win over Harvard (March 22) ... posted hat trick in 8-4 win over California (April 19) in The Big Splash ... scored six goals at the National Collegiate Championship.


Alex Bowen - Water Polo
ACWPC First Team All-American ... All-MPSF First Team selection ... ranked fourth in the MPSF with 2.78 goals per game ... second on the team with 64 goals ... shared team lead with 12 hat tricks ... posted a pair of six-goal games, both coming against Long Beach State (Oct. 28, Nov. 23) ... scored 11 goals at both the NorCal Invitational and SoCal Tournament ... scored 11 goals at the MPSF Championship.

David Nolan - Swimming
The Thomas W. Ford Family Scholarship
Earned three NCAA All-America honors ... CSCAA All-American ... two-time NCAA champion (200 IM, 100 back) ... high point scorer at the NCAA Championships ... two-time Pac-12 champion (200 back, 200 IM) ... established school record in 200 IM for his first NCAA title ... ousted two-time defending champion Tom Shields of Cal for the 100 back crown.

Patrick Rodgers - Golf
The Robert J. Cardinal Scholarship
The Raymond V. and Louise A. Knowles Scholarship
PING First Team All-American ... Ben Hogan Award semifinalist ... Palmer Cup selection ... ranked No. 9 nationally by Golfweek ... two-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... Pac- 12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection ... collected three tournament victories, defending his title at Olympia Fields, capturing the U.S. Collegiate and winning the four-way playoff at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters ... owns team season-low stroke average at 70.88 (34 rounds) ... six top-10 finishes in 11 events ... led Cardinal with a second-place finish to a team victory at the U.S. Intercollegiate ... program's career low stroke average record holder at 70.77 (71 rounds), ahead of Tiger Woods.


Brianna Bain - Track and Field
Earned first-team All-America honors in the javelin in each of her first two seasons ... placed third at the NCAA Championships for her second top-three national finish ... broke her own school record in the javelin with a throw of 183-10 against California at the Big Meet (April 20), a performance that stands as the longest throw by a collegian this year ... repeated as Pac-12 champion while setting a USC stadium record of 176-8 ... became the third competitor in conference history to win consecutive javelin titles ... has achieved the U.S. Championships `A' standard and will compete for a spot on the U.S. team for August's World Championships in Moscow.

Kelsey Harbin - Field Hockey
The D. W. Elliott Family Scholarship
Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American ... Longstreth/ NFHCA West Region First Team selection ... NorPac Defensive Player of the Year ... All-NorPac selection ... NorPac All- Tournament Team pick ... NFHCA All-Academic honoree ... contributed five goals and five assists for 15 total points ... ranked fourth with 34 shots, 24 coming on goal ... credited with three game-winning goals ... led team with two defensive saves ... against California (Nov. 2), chipped in with one goal and one assist ... attempted season-high four shots twice, against Michigan State (Aug. 31) and Radford (Nov. 1) ... anchor of defense that produced seven shutouts.

Rachel Ozer - Lacrosse
The Dowell and Helen Richards Scholarship
Named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list ... IWLCA West/ Midwest All-Region Second Team selection ... All-MPSF First Team selection ...MPSF All-Academic recipient ... led team in goals (48), assists (24), points (72) and shots (101) ... delivered two assists and scored a goal in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Northwestern (May 12) ... notched a team-best six points, caused a turnover and picked up a ground ball in the MPSF Tournament semifinal against Cal (May 2) ... scored a hat trick against Cal (April 27), including the game-winning goal with just eight seconds remaining in regulation ... led Stanford with seven points on five goals and two assists against No. 19 James Madison (March 30).


Michael Atchoo - Track and Field
The John Stauffer Memorial Track Scholarship
First Team All-American in the indoor mile and DMR ... Pac- 12 All-Academic Second Team selection ... broke indoor mile record with a 3:57.14 to win the MPSF Championship, as the time was fastest by a Stanford runner in 27 years (indoors or outdoors) behind only Olympian Jeff Atkinson's outdoor 3:55.16 in 1986 ... anchored school indoor record in the distance medley relay with a 3:56.8 split at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational ... named Outstanding Performer of The Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City after he rallied Stanford to victory on the anchor leg of the DMR and won the mile against strong fields ... through the NCAA Regionals, owned the third-fastest outdoor 1,500-meter time by a collegian this year, running 3:39.57 - the ninth-fastest time in school history - at the Payton Jordan Invitational.

Brian Cook - Volleyball
AVCA First Team All-American ... All-MPSF First Team honoree ... at times carried the Cardinal, which earned its sixth consecutive winning season and top-10 national finish ... dominant down the stretch in home conference opener against Pacific (Jan. 12), finishing with 24 kills, including five in a dramatic fifth set in which Stanford overcame six match points to win ... another five-kill, final-set flurry led Stanford to big five-set victory over Pepperdine (March 2) ... team captain whose leadership provided stability for an inexperienced club that lost three All-America starters and seven overall to graduation.

Zach Ertz - Football
The David B. Heyler, Jr. Football Scholarship
The Dick Munroe Memorial Scholarship
Unanimous All-American with first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention recipient ... led Stanford pass catchers and all FBS tight ends in receiving yards (898) and total receptions (69), both school records for a tight end ... paced Cardinal in receiving during eight of the team's 14 games ... caught 41 receptions for first downs ... hauled in 20 passes for 15-plus yards and six for 25-plus yards ... recorded at least one reception each of the last 16 games ... named one of three finalists for John Mackey Award, which honors the most outstanding FBS tight end ... co-winner of team's Outstanding Senior Award ... selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 35th overall pick in the second round in the NFL Draft.

Brian Ragira - Baseball
The Thomas Kell Montag Scholarship
Golden Spikes Award Watch List ... All-Pac-12 selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick ... Perfect Game Preseason First Team All-American ... Baseball America Preseason Second Team All-American ... Louisville Slugger Preseason Third Team All-American ... tied among Pac-12 hitters with eight home runs ... led team in hits (71), RBI (42) and total bases (107) while ranking third in batting average (.320) ... produced at least one hit in 20 of the last 23 games and reached base safely in final 14 contests ... totaled 21 multi-hit games ... selected by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round (pick No. 132) of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

David Yankey - Football
The Peter Goodson Scholarship
The Clive and Susan Hanson Athletic Scholarship
First Team All-American selection by the American Football Coaches Association and Sporting News ... Second Team All-American honoree by the Associated Press ... recipient of the 2012 Morris Trophy, by vote of the conference's defensive lineman as the Pac-12's most Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... paved the way for Stepfan Taylor's 1,530 rushing yards, a total which ranked second highest in school history ... winner of the team's Outstanding Junior Award.


Kristie Ahn - Tennis
The E. Eric and Elizabeth D. Johnson Scholarship
All-American in singles and doubles ... All-Pac-12 Second Team selection ... NCAA All-Tournament Team selection (No. 2 singles) ... invited to participate in NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... ranked No. 19 nationally ... 30-7 overall ... 22-3 in duals, playing all but five matches at the No. 2 spot ... 13-6 against nationally-ranked opponents ... clinched Stanford's 4-3 victory over Texas A&M (May 21) in the national championship ... reached semifinals of Pac-12 Championships ... successful return to the court after missing all but three matches last season due to injury and having her freshman year cut short in the postseason ... in doubles, paired with Nicole Gibbs as Stanford's No. 1 team to compile an 18-6 record ... team captain.

Maya DiRado - Swimming
The Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Scholarship
Earned six NCAA All-America honors (200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay) ... CSCAA All-American ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honoree ... six top-five finishes at NCAA Championships, including a runner-up showing in the 400 individual medley ... helped set school record in 400 medley relay and 800 free relay ... Pac-12 champion in 400 individual medley and 800 free relay.

Nicole Gibbs - Tennis
The Anthony P. Meier Family Scholarship
All-American in singles and doubles ... Honda Sports Award for women's tennis ... NCAA Singles champion, becoming first repeat titlist since Amber Liu (2003-04) and Stanford's 16th all-time collegiate singles winner overall ... claimed at least one NCAA team, singles and doubles crown in career ... NCAA All- Tournament Team selection (No. 1 singles) ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick .. ranked No. 2 nationally ... 24-4 overall and 17-4 in duals, playing all matches at the No. 1 position ... closed out year on a 14-match winning streak ... provided inspiring postseason singles victories, upsetting No. 1-ranked Lauren Embree of Florida 6-0, 6-1 (May 20) and rallying past Texas A&M's Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar 0-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the championship (May 21) ... did not compete in fall season ... in doubles, paired with Kristie Ahn as Stanford's No. 1 team to compile an 18-6 record ... team captain.

Helena Scutt - Sailing
Earned spot on US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider ... led squad to league title ... positioned Stanford to first No. 1 ranking in program history ... contributed to five team race victories overall ... member of team that won national semifinal earlier this year ... competed in all three national championships this spring ... team captain ... head coach John Vandemoer said: "Opposing coaches have commented to me on how loose we look and how much fun we have as a team during competition at the highest levels and that is due to Helena's leadership."

Carly Wopat - Volleyball
The Olivier/Nomellini Family Scholarship
AVCA First Team All-American ... AVCA All-Pacific Region selection ... All-Pac-12 honoree ... appeared in 118 sets as a starting middle blocker ... ranked 16th nationally and third in the Pac-12 with 1.45 blocks per set ... led Pac-12 with a .399 hitting percentage, ranking ninth in the nation ... named to Berkeley Regional All-Tournament Team ... named to the Chevron Rainbow Wahine and Nike Volleyball Big Four Classic all-tournament teams ... MVP of the Stanford Invitational ... tallied season-high 17 kills and a .625 attack percentage in a win over then-No. 18 Florida (Sept. 1) ... recorded season-high 12 blocks at Arizona State (Sept. 30).

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).

Pamela Chua - Squash
2013 Betty Richey Award Winner (NCAA's top award for women's squash presented to the student-athlete who displays uncommon leadership and sportsmanship), becoming the first recipient in school history ... Second Team All- American, finishing career as a four-time honoree ... led Stanford to seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... competed in Stanford's first position all four years, taking on each opponents' top player ... head coach Mark Talbott said: "Pamela is one of my all-time favorites for her attitude, leadership and sportsmanship. She plays the game the right way."

Geoffrey Tabor - Track and Field
The John Arrillaga Family Scholarship II
Award of Excellence recipient ... Stanford's top shot putter since 1995 and best discus thrower since 2009 ... achieved fourth top-five finish at the Pac-12 Championships in the shot put ... captured third in the discus at Pac-12 Championships with season-best throw of 189-10 ... placed third in the MPSF indoor Championships in the shot put ... ranks No. 8 in the discus and No. 6 in the shot put all-time outdoors at Stanford, and No. 3 in the shot put indoors ... head coach Chris Miltenberg said: "Geoffrey is a true competitor who works hard 100 percent of the time, contributes to our team on all championship levels, strives for excellence and is a role model to his teammates."

Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA.

Miles Untereinner - Cross Country/Track and Field
The John Stauffer Memorial Track Scholarship
Rhodes Scholar finalist ... USTFCCCA All-West Region selection after placing 16th at the NCAA West Regionals (10K, 30:04) ... member of NCAA West Regional championship team ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection ... faced the second day of Rhodes interviews and the NCAA Championships on the same day, creating a cross-country back-and-forth journey via private plane from Seattle to Louisville, Ky., and back to Seattle in a successful effort to fulfill both commitments ... consistent performer throughout his career, running in four conference meets and three NCAA championships.

Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA.

Madison Crocker - Synchronized Swimming
The John and Megan Magley Pigott Athletic Scholarship
The Ralph "Jim" Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
All-American ... helped guide the Cardinal to its first U.S. Collegiate National Title since 2008 ... member of the first-place team swim ... captured second in the duet and trio at the national championships ... also placed first in the team event and second in the duet and trio swims at the Western Regional.

Best competitive attitude - male senior.

Jason Lupatkin - Rowing
The Joseph and Mary Vickers Scholarship
Member of squad that earned the victory at prestigious Head of Charles Championship, defeating all universities and National teams from around the world in October ... led Men's Varsity Eight to victory over Cal for the first time since 2008 and second time since 1990 ... at Pac-12 Championships, led Men's Varsity Eight to the Silver Medal, for only the third time in history, defeating Cal in dramatic fashion with what has been called "the best Stanford sprint in the scholarship era" ... I Eight finished eighth overall at the IRA Championships ... joined squad as a walk-on and has persevered despite battling a spinal injury ... will pursue graduate study at Cambridge University in the fall ... head coach Craig Amerkhanian said: "Jason's true strength lies in energizing those around him with a steadfast commitment to excellence and he does not shy from helping his teammates face uncomfortable truths."

Chase Thomas - Football
The John Arrillaga Family Scholarship II
Named one of four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy for the Defensive Player of the Year, with equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... ranked second on team with 71 tackles and 43 solo stops ... ranked second on team with 14.5 tackles for a loss ... fifth in school history in tackles for a loss with 50.5 ... team captain ... honored with the team's Jim Reynolds Award for courage and dedication to the game, as an inspiration to all ... recipient of the team's Frank Rehm Award as the Big Game Most Valuable Lineman ... free agent signee with the New Orleans Saints.

Best competitive attitude - female senior.

Teagan Gerhart - Softball
The John and Marian Gilbert Family Scholarship
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honoree ... made 46 appearances, including 38 starts in the circle ... led team with 21-13 record and 2.58 ERA ... posted 154 strikeouts ... ranked second in the Pac-12 with five saves ... notched six shutouts and 18 complete games ... became just third pitcher in school history to reach 100-win plateau ... tossed a pair of one-hitters (vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 13 and Florida Gulf Coast on March 9) ... struck out season-high 12 batters against Minnesota (March 8) ... born 80 percent deaf and with a birthmark over her left eye, had undergone 17 surgeries before arriving at Stanford ... recognized with Coaches Award at the STANNYS ... head coach John Rittman said: "Teagan is the epitome of what a Stanford student-athlete should be and represents the University with the utmost energy and enthusiasm."

Mariah Nogueira - Soccer
The Louis W. and Gladyce L. Foster Scholarship
NSCAA Second Team All-American ... Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete award recipient ... Senior CLASS Award finalist, honoring excellence on the field, in academics and in community service ... from her holding midfield position, ranked second on team with seven goals, scoring six with her head ... one of the best in the country in the air ... headed in second-half winners to beat Penn State (Aug. 24) and Washington State (Oct. 18), and tied Colorado (Oct. 7) late to spark game-winning rally ... of her 21 career goals, 15 tied the match or put Stanford ahead ... made 95 career starts, tied for third in program history ... co-team captain.

Presented to a charismatic student-athlete who excels at his/her sport and is an effective leader on and off the field. Furthermore, this student-athlete is an exemplary teammate, active across campus and in the community, and embraces the values of Stanford University. The award is given in memory of Frankie Albert '42.

Melissa Seidemann - Water Polo
The E. Eric and Elizabeth D. Johnson Scholarship
Named Peter J. Cutino Award winner as nation's top female collegiate women's water polo player ... NCAA All-Tournament First Team ... All-MPSF First Team selection ... MPSF All- Academic selection ... Award of Excellence recipient ... led Cardinal with 75 goals and 15 hat tricks ... finished career tied for first in school record book with 239 goals ... ranked third in the MPSF with 2.34 goals per game ... totaled 22 multi-goal games ... excellent perimeter defender for Cardinal defense that led MPSF with a 4.59 goals-against average ... posted hat tricks in five of team's first six games ... scored twice in each of Stanford's regular-season wins over UCLA (April 6) and USC (April 13) ... posted a hat trick in 10-9 quadruple-overtime loss to USC (May 12) in national championship game.

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

Becky Dru - Field Hockey
The Sherman Shumway Scholarship
NCAA postgraduate scholarship award winner ... NCAA Woman of the Year nominee ... Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American ... Longstreth/NFHCA West Region First Team selection ... NorPac Player of the Year ... NorPac Tournament MVP ... NFHCA All-Academic honoree ... team leader in goals (12), assists (12), points (36), shots (65) and game-winning goals (3) ... totaled 54 goals, 36 assists, 144 points in 87 career games ... team captain ... assisted a PhD student researching a potential treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, learning cell and animal research along with analysis skills ... volunteered at Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto ... helped organize a five-week trip to Madagascar to coordinate an activities program for children at Yamuna Orphanage ... completed philanthropy projects as a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority ... participated in team community service efforts with BAWSI, St. Anthony's Dining Room and Cardinal for Community ... accepted to University of Edinburgh, where she will be a medical student in September.

Outstanding male senior.

Eddie Penev - Gymnastics
The Frank J. Lodato Athletic Scholarship
Nissen-Emery Award winner, awarded to the NCAA's best senior gymnast of the year ... three-time national champion ... nine-time All-American ... All-American in the all-around, vault and floor ... finished second on floor, fourth in the all- around and tied for seventh at NCAA Championships (April 21) ... named to the U.S. Gymnastics Senior National team after qualifying at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas ... claimed titles in the all-around (88.200) and floor (15.950) at the MPSF Championships (April 6) ... recorded career bests of 14.700 on pommel horse at Army and Springfield (March 9), 15.250 on parallel bars at Michigan (Jan. 26) and 14.800 on high bar twice - first at Army and Springfield, then at the MPSF Championships ... competed in 50 of 60 possible events in 10 meets this season ... served as a peer advisor to incoming architectural design students, in addition to shadowing local architects and professors in the field.

Stepfan Taylor - Football
The Perry N. "Peck" Pierose, M.D. Athletic Scholarship
Doak Walker Award semifinalist ... All-Pac-12 Second Team honoree ... Award of Excellence recipient ... school's career rushing leader with 4,300 yards on school-record 843 carries ... collected 40 career rushing touchdowns (ranking second in school history) and 45 total touchdowns (ranking first in school history) ... first Stanford player to record three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons ... ranked 19th nationally and fourth in the Pac-12 with 110.92 rushing yards/game ... totaled 1,530 rushing yards (second-highest in school history) on 322 carries (4.8 yards/carry) with 13 rushing touchdowns ... produced eight 100-yard rushing performances (Stanford was 7-1 in those games) ... earned team's Irving S. Zeimer Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player ... selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the seventh pick (140th overall) of the fifth round in the NFL Draft.

Outstanding female senior.

Liz Fenje - Lightweight Rowing
The Evelyn Lloyd Dees Women's Athletic Scholarship
Member of Lightweight I Eight, leading the boat to its fourth straight IRA Championship in early June ... Award of Excellence recipient ... rowed to San Diego Crew Classic title ... boat finished second at WIRA Championships ... recognized as the team's stalwart leader behind three national championships ... two-time recipient of team's Most Inspirational award and also tabbed as the student-athlete who shows the "most spirit, leadership and dedication" ... will attend graduate school at Oxford University next year ... head coach Al Acosta said: "On a daily basis for the last four years, Liz has inspired, motivated and helped maintain the highest standards of effort and attitude."

Alina Garciaméndez - Soccer
The Evelyn Lloyd Dees Women's Athletic Scholarship
NSCAA First Team All-American ... All-Pac-12 selection ... started every match since arriving as a freshman, setting a school record with 102 career starts ... tied for third on the team in goals with six, scoring winners in overtime to beat USC (Oct. 26) and in the 89th minute to beat Boston University (Sept. 7) ... led Stanford to a 12-0-1 record ... Stanford earned shutouts in 57 percent of its matches with her in the lineup ... co-team captain ... after joining the Mexican national team, recognized there was a need for soccer shoes and organized a collection drive of used cleats from the United States for children in Mexico City ... head coach Paul Ratcliffe said: "Alina is an incredible person with a great demeanor who always exhibits good sportsmanship while being one of the strongest competitors."

Olivia Morgan - Synchronized Swimming
The W. Ruel and Jane Johnson Scholarship
All-American ... member of the championship duet, trio and team events at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships ... helped guide the Cardinal to its first national title since 2008 ... named the event's High Point title winner, equivalent to an MVP award ... team captain who has assisted coaching staff by creating a cohesive environment where everyone is a valuable, contributing member regardless of their standing ... regularly donated her time to instruct aspiring synchronized swimmers at local clubs ... volunteered with her home club, The Walnut Creek Aquanuts, while also demonstrating her skill set to athletes from the Santa Clara Aquamaids.

Presented to the Stanford athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement (highest award).

Mark Appel - Baseball
The Jack L. Shepard Scholarship
Louisville Slugger All-American ... Senior CLASS Award finalist ... Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, sporting a 3.11 GPA ... Award of Excellence recipient ... semifinalist for the College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year Award ... finalist for NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy ... semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award ... Preseason First Team All-American selection by Perfect Game, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA and Baseball America ... 10-4 record in 14 starts and notched a 2.12 ERA while holding opponents to a .203 batting average ... during the regular season, led Pac-12 and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 130 strikeouts ... became school record holder in strikeouts (372) on May 24 against UCLA, a mark that also ranked second among active NCAA hurlers ... selected by the Houston Astros with the No. 1 pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Chiney Ogwumike - Basketball
The Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Scholarship
The Vidalakis Family Athletic Scholarship
Consensus All-American ... National Player of the Year finalist ... Pac-12 Player of the Year ... Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Pac-12 Team selection ... Pac-12 All- Defensive Team honoree ... Pac-12 Tournament MVP ... CoSIDA Academic All-American, sporting a 3.41 GPA ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection ... Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine MVP ... won Pac-12 Triple Crown, leading the conference in scoring (22.4 ppg), rebounding (12.9 rpg) and field-goal percentage (58.2) ... set Pac-12 record with 466 rebounds ... became second Stanford player to score 800 points in a season, finishing with 805 ... posted single-season school record 28 double-doubles and 27 20-point games ... Stanford's seventh member of the 1,000-point/1,000-rebound club ... established single-game school record with 24 rebounds against Oregon (Feb. 24) ... spending spring quarter in Nigeria serving an internship with the Minister of Petroleum as well as working with charity (Access 2 Success) to help raise $30,000 to build a basketball court for underprivileged youth in Nigeria.



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