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Roundup: Stanford's Simone Manuel wins Honda Sport Award

Apr 13, 2018


Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel won the Honda Sport Award for Swimming and Diving, it was announced Friday.

Arizona State

Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson received a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Tempe through September 2022, Jeff Metcalfe reports.


Four Pac-12 players were selected in the 2018 WNBA Draft Thursday night, led by UCLA’s Jordin Canada going fifth overall to the Seattle Storm. She became the first Bruin to go in the first round since Noelle Quinn in 2007. Congrats to Canada and Oregon State’s Marie Gülich (12th to Phoenix), UCLA’s Monique Billings (15th to Atlanta) and Cal’s Mikayla Cowling (33rd to Connecticut) for getting their names called.


Here’s more on Mikayla Cowling getting drafted by the Connecticut Sun, courtesy of

Oregon State

Oregon State catcher and first baseman Adley Rutschman will join the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team this summer, it was announced Thursday (The Oregonian/OregonLive). Rutschman leads the Beavs with a .383 batting average so far this year.


Colorado lacrosse goalkeeper Julia Lisella was added to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List (best player in the country), it was announced Thursday. Lisella is third in the country in goals against average and fifth in saves percentage. Big game for the Buffs at Stanford Friday night.


With the first day of the spring signing period for college basketball going down earlier this week, Joey Kaufman dives into USC men’s basketball’s highly-touted recruiting class that is ranked 15th in the nation by 247 Sports. That is the highest class ranking for USC since 2007, when O.J. Mayo made his way to Troy.


Graham Hays features this weekend’s Arizona-UCLA softball series in his weekend preview column for ESPN.


Lynn Worthy writes about Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley’s progression in the position in this article for The Salt Lake Tribune. The Utes have their spring game Saturday at Rice-Eccles.


Ryan S. Clark of The News Tribune looks at Washington football’s 2019 commit class; it’s the biggest in the Pac-12 as of now.


John Canzano catches up with Oregon men’s basketball signee Bol Bol in this link (27-minute audio interview). The two discuss the prospect of being a one-and-done player, comparisons to his father Manute Bol and much more.