Roundup: Stanford NCAA WWP wins it all, No. 475 for Pac-12
Stanford women’s water polo won the NCAA title by defeating UCLA 7-6 on a penalty shot with 11 seconds remaining. It’s the 475th national championship for the Pac-12 and the fourth in the last five years for Cardinal women’s water polo. Also, the win pushed Stanford’s streak to 39 straight years of winning at least one national title.
Oregon softball is the No. 2 overall seed for the NCAA tournament and will host BYU, Fresno State and North Dakota State Thursday-Saturday. Here’s the full list of Pac-12 softball teams making the NCAA tournament.
Utah softball is going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in nine years, and Matthew Piper has the reaction from where the Utes watched the selection show. Utah draws Virginia Tech first and is in Tennessee’s regional.
While we’re on the subject, Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star writes that Arizona softball is hosting a “formidable” regional that features St. John’s, Minnesota and New Mexico State. The Wildcats are making their 29th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.
USC women’s golf won the NCAA St. George regional Saturday, giving the Trojans their 11th regional title and sixth straight (both NCAA bests).
Colorado women’s golf finished 12th at the NCAA regional championships in St. George, Utah, falling 20 strokes short of a top-six finish that would have sent the team to the NCAA championships.
UCLA women’s tennis is on to the NCAA Round of 16 after sweeping Northwestern 4-0 in a second-rounder Sunday afternoon. Texas A&M is up next for the seventh-seeded Bru Cru.
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson won the Pac-12 heptathlon title Sunday, setting a PR in all seven events in the process.
Junior southpaw Brett Lilek pitched a complete game to propel Arizona State to a 2-1 win over UCLA Sunday (but the Bruins took two of three, including a 17-inning marathon on Saturday night). How ‘bout this stat – the Sun Devils (30-17, 15-9 Pac-12) have now won 30 games for 53 consecutive seasons.
Getting its 2002 MLB All-Star Game on, Oregon State baseball played to a 15-inning tie with Utah (2-2 the score) in a game that was stopped due to the Utes’ travel schedule. The Beavs play Portland on Wednesday, and will hopefully have an outcome (where’s Bud Selig when you need him?).
Former Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams was on the Seattle Seahawks’ roster for their three-day mini-camp that wrapped up Sunday.
Seth Davis considers Cal basketball a big winner in the off-season for Cuonzo Martin being able to land prized recruits in Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb.