Stanford Athletics is delighted to announce the release of the original hit single “N-E-R-D-S (#NerdAnthem)” Monday morning on the eve of March Madness.
The song, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit “Nerd City Kids” is written by Stanford senior forward Chiney Ogwumike and with music by Lee Merritts, and performed by Ogwumike and redshirt sophomore guard Jasmine Camp, with 2Fresh, Hookslide and Bud Anderson. The single is set to become the newest anthem of Stanford Athletics’ “Nerd Movement” ahead of Stanford’s participation in both the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments
“This song is a celebration of Stanford’s unique culture, and I felt that with March Madness having arrived for both the women’s and men’s basketball teams, this was the ideal time for this anthem,” said Chiney Ogwumike, a two-time All-American player and the only player in the nation to rank in the NCAA top 10 in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage and double-doubles. “The concept of being a ‘Nerd’ is one in which every student-athlete takes an immense amount of pride, and it is a bonding element to our successes both in the classroom and in the athletic arena. With so many Stanford athletic programs represented in this video, we hope that this anthem serves as our rallying cry not only as we continue to strive for championships, but also approach Finals Week today!”
Stanford Athletics has proven itself the flagship for academic and athletic excellence for over 100 years, collecting 104 NCAA titles along with a national-best 43 NCAA women’s team titles. Stanford is also currently on a national-best streak of winning at least one NCAA title in each of the past 37 years running.The Cardinal men’s basketball team earned its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2008 Sunday, and, as a 10-seed, will face seventh-seeded New Mexico in second-round action at 10:40 a.m. PT Friday in St. Louis. The Cardinal women, 14-time defending Pac-12 regular-season champion, are expected to earn an at-large berth in the 64-team women’s field, the program’s 27th appearance in a row, when the field is announced Monday at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN.