Stanford Women's Basketball NCAA Practice (3/25/12)
Former Cardinal letterwinner Susan (King) Borchardt returns to The Farm in 2011-12 as the team's Intercollegiate Athletic Development Specialist. Borchardt will be responsible for all aspects of the players' performance enhancement.
Borchardt served as assistant coach and strength and conditioning specialist for CB Baloncesto Granada's Liga EBA team based in Granada, Spain from 2006-09. She directed player skill development work with the club's EBA players while also working individually with select ACB players.
She interned with the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., helping develop appropriate summer workout plans for elite-level athletes.
Borchardt, originally as Susan King from 2000-03, played for the Cardinal from 2000-05, helping lead the team to four NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of regional final berths (2004-05). She was twice named All-Pac-10 honorable mention (2004-05) and thrice earned Pac-10 All-Academic recognition. She was named honorable mention in 2003, to the Second Team in 2004 and to the First Team in 2005.
Over her five years at Stanford (she redshirted the 2001-02 season due to injury), Borchardt played in 101 games, starting 94. She scored 815 points (8.1 ppg), passed out 233 assists, made 144 3-pointers, and boasted shooting percentages of 46.2 percent from the field, 39.9 percent from behind the arc and 84.9 percent from the free-throw line during her Cardinal career.
Borchardt would go on to play professionally for the Minnesota Lynx during the 2005 WNBA season.
A native of Richfield, Minn., Borchardt earned her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2005. She would go on to earn her master's degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
Borchardt holds several certifications, including the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) and Specialist in Performance Nutrition (ISSA-SPN).
Borchardt and her husband, Curtis, a former Stanford men's basketball standout and member of the NBA's Utah Jazz from 2003-05, live in Palo Alto with their three children, Finley, Flory and Avery.