This Week in Sports activities: Nationwide titles for ladies’s rowing and crusing, Zhang turns professional

Welcome to “This Week in Sports activities.” We’re The Day by day’s sports activities editors, Madeline Grabb and Ells Boone, and we’ll be strolling you thru the foremost video games, occasions and tales from the previous week, in addition to offering a short preview of what’s arising this week.

This weekend noticed ladies’s rowing declare Stanford’s third NCAA title of the tutorial 12 months, avenging its back-to-back runner-up placings from 2021 and 2022. Wins within the first and second varsity eight races in Sunday’s Grand Ultimate introduced dwelling this system’s first nationwide crown since 2009 with 129 factors. Washington took second, and Princeton rounded out the highest three. The Cardinal’s season additionally included incomes their second straight Pac-12 championship earlier this month.

Defending NCAA Champion No. 1 ladies’s golf fell to USC within the semifinals of this 12 months’s match to conclude its season. On Friday, two-time NCAA particular person champion sophomore Rose Zhang introduced her resolution to show professional after dominant beginner and collegiate outcomes. Whereas Zhang will proceed her undergraduate diploma and coaching at Stanford’s services, she is going to open her skilled profession at this week’s upcoming Mizuho Americas Open.

This Week in Sports: National titles for women’s rowing and sailing, Zhang turns pro
Stanford crusing through the ICSA Girls’s Group Race Championship final month. The Cardinal received their first ladies’s title in program historical past this week on the ICSA Girls’s Fleet Race Nationals. (Photograph: JOHN LOZANO/ISI Photographs)

In a program first, the Cardinal claimed an inaugural nationwide championship in ladies’s crusing. Stanford glided its option to victory within the ICSA Girls’s Fleet Race Nationals on Friday, securing a group crown for simply the second time in class historical past. The Cardinal may have two extra nationwide championship alternatives earlier than the top of the month on the ICSA Open Group Race Nationals and ICSA Open Fleet Race Nationals, respectively.

Ninth-seeded softball retained its undefeated standing within the postseason, handing eighth-seeded Duke a pair of upsets within the Tremendous Regionals to maneuver on to its first NCAA Girls’s School World Collection in nearly 20 years. The Cardinal bested the Blue Devils 3-1 on Friday, and adopted up their victory with a 7-2 win on Saturday. They’ll start World Collection play on Thursday in opposition to a formidable opponent in No. 1 Oklahoma.

With the NCAA group championships over, postseason motion continued for No. 18 males’s tennis within the singles and doubles occasions. Junior Arthur Fery, seeded third, defeated three gamers within the high 50 earlier than falling within the quarterfinals. Freshmen Nishesh Basavareddy and Samir Banerjee each made their match debuts, bowing out within the spherical of 16 and second spherical, respectively. A fourth Stanford athlete, sophomore Max Basing, was set to take part however withdrew as a consequence of damage. Fery and Basavareddy additionally paired as much as make a run to the spherical of 16 in doubles.

This Week in Sports: National titles for women’s rowing and sailing, Zhang turns pro
Gamers have fun throughout a house recreation in opposition to Arizona earlier this month. The Wildcats beat Stanford within the semifinals of the Pac-12 Match on Friday. (Photograph: JOHN LOZANO/ISI Photographs)

No. 3 baseball headed to Scottsdale, Ariz. for the Pac-12 Match. The Cardinal beat Cal 18-10 within the opener, and although they misplaced to Oregon in 10 innings within the subsequent spherical, Stanford moved on because of a tiebreaker. Arizona got here out swinging within the semifinals to defeat the Cardinal 14-4 and finish their convention match run. Stanford appears now to the NCAA Match discipline announcement on Monday to seek out out its postseason prospects.

Observe & Area competed within the NCAA West Prelims this week, with athletes qualifying for the nationwide meet in a wide range of each particular person and relay occasions. Among the many qualifiers for the NCAA Championships to be held in Austin, Texas had been Udodi Onwuzurike (males’s 100, posting a meet-best time), Alyssa Jones (ladies’s lengthy leap), Taylor James (ladies’s 800), Lucy Jenks (ladies’s 5,000), Ky Robinson and Charles Hicks (males’s 500), John Kroeger (males’s lengthy leap) and Garrett Brown (males’s pole vault). Stanford additionally certified groups for relay occasions, together with the ladies’s 4×400-meter relay and the boys’s and ladies’s 4×100-meter relay (each certified with college record-setting occasions).