In 2013–14, Stanford’s graduating seniors were champions in the classroom and in their respective sports.
Annika Dries was a member of the NCAA champion women’s water polo team and was the MPSF and NCAA Championship MVP. Born in San Diego, California, the 2-meter offense and defensive stopper received the Peter J. Cutino Award presented to the nation’s top women’s collegiate water polo player, previously earning the honor in 2011. A member of three Cardinal NCAA title teams, Dries was an All-MPSF Academic recipient and plans to attend medical school.
Cameron Wilson, a Connecticut native, won the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship Individual crown, becoming only the third Stanford golfer to accomplish the feat (Sandy Tatum in 1942 and Tiger Woods in 1996). Wilson also helped the Cardinal reach the semifinals in the team competition. The smooth-swinging left-hander won three tournament titles and was voted a PING All-America first-team selection and first-team All-Pac-12 pick. In addition to receiving the prestigious Arnold Palmer Award for winning the NCAA title, Wilson was a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award and the Byron Nelson Award, and qualified for the U.S. Open for the second time. He was also chosen to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large second team and compiled a 3.40 grade-point average in history.
The Buck/Cardinal Club sat down with Dries and Wilson right before graduation to talk about life on the Farm, Nerd Nation, and how members of the Buck/Cardinal Club contributed to their academic and athletic success.