Stanford finished the 2003 season with a 51-18 record, tying for the third-most wins in school history.
Stanford has finished as the College World Series runners-up in three of the last four years (2000, '01, '03). The Cardinal lost to Louisiana State (6-5) in 2000, Miami (12-1) in 2001 and Rice (14-2) in 2003. The Cardinal was also knocked out of the CWS by eventual national champion Texas in a CWS bracket final in 2002. Stanford's two NCAA titles came in 1987 and 1988.
Stanford has dropped four of its last five CWS championship round games.
Stanford had won four straight elimination games prior to Monday's 14-2 loss to Rice and has an updated all-time record of 20-12 in CWS elimination contests.
Stanford still holds a 4-2 record versus Rice in the all-time series between the clubs despite dropping two of three in the 2003 CWS Championship Series. Stanford and Rice had played just three previous contests in school history before the 2003 CWS Championship Series with the Cardinal sweeping a three-game non-conference series (6-5, 10-4, 3-2) at Stanford from February 16-18, 1991.
Stanford won 23 of its final 27 games in 2003 and 10 of its last 13 games versus ranked teams.
Stanford fell to 113-54 (.677) all-time in NCAA postseason play and 38-27 (.585) in CWS action.
Stanford set a new College World Series record by playing in eight games and posted a 5-3 record.
Stanford set new school records with 10 postseason wins and 13 games played, recording a 10-3 postseason record. The old records were nine victories (1987, '88, 2001) and 12 games played (2001).
Stanford outscored its opponents 101-58 in postseason action this year. The Cardinal outhit opponents .307 to .252 and posted a 3.86 ERA, while opponents put up a 6.95 ERA.
Stanford committed just five errors in eight 2003 College World Series games for a .983 CWS fielding percentage and just 10 errors in 12 postseason games for a .980 mark.
Stanford scored first in 49 of its 69 games this year posted a 43-6 record in those contests.
Stanford finished the season 35-6 in daylight and just 16-12 at night this season.
Monday's season finale on June 23 marked the latest date on the calendar the Cardinal has ever. Prior to this season, last year's season finale on June 20 versus Texas had been the latest date the Cardinal had played previously.
Stanford's 12-run loss to Rice (14-2) on Monday marked the largest margin of defeat ever in a CWS championship round contest.
Walked a season-high 12 batters.
Set new CWS championship game records by using six pitchers and 19 players.
Set three additional CWS records - Hit Batters, Game (5, vs. Cal State Fullerton, 6/19/03); Hit Batter, Series (13); Innings Pitched Series (71.2)
Several Stanford final team totals rank on the school's all-time top five list - fielding percentage (.973, #2), innings pitched (632.1, #2), putouts (1897, #2), saves (19, #2T), hits (786, #3), at bats (2486, #3), doubles (156, #3), total bases (1222, #3), victories (51, #3T), games played (69, #3T), triples (29, #3T) and batting average (.316, #4), double plays (60, #5).
finished the season by leading the team with a .402 batting average to become just the sixth Stanford player in history to bat .400 or better in a season and the first since David McCarty hit .420 in 1991
finished the season second on the club with 104 hits, tied for sixth on the school's all-time single-season list
finished the season by co-leading the team with 24 doubles, tied for second on the school's all-time single-season list
set a new career CWS hit-by-pitch record with eight