Senior Mark Appel and junior Chiney Ogwumike were honored as co-recipients of the Al Masters Award at the annual Stanford Athletic Board Awards Luncheon, highlighting Stanford's athletic success during the 2012-13 campaign.
It was the first time two student-athletes shared the Al Masters Award since 2008, when Rachel Buehler (soccer) and Arianna Lambie (cross country/track) shared the highest honor. Additionally, Ogwumike became the first female recipient of the award in five years.
Overall, 31 varsity programs were represented during the ceremony while 53 student-athletes walked away with awards.
The complete list of award winners is included below:
THE AL MASTERS AWARD
Presented to the Stanford athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement (highest award).
Mark Appel (Baseball)
Louisville Slugger All-American . . . Senior CLASS Award finalist . . . Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, sporting a 3.11 GPA ... Award of Excellence recipient . . . semifinalist for the College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year Award . . . finalist for NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy . . . semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award . . . 10-4 record in 14 starts and notched a 2.12 ERA while holding opponents to a .203 batting average . . . during the regular season, led Pac-12 and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 130 strikeouts . . . became school recordholder in strikeouts (372) on May 24 against UCLA, a mark that also ranked second among active NCAA hurlers . . . selected by the Houston Astros with the No. 1 pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Chiney Ogwumike (Basketball)
Consensus All-American . . . National Player of the Year finalist . . . Pac-12 Player of the Year . . . Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year . . . All-Pac-12 Team selection . . . Pac-12 All- Defensive Team honoree . . . Pac-12 Tournament MVP . . . CoSIDA Academic All-American, sporting a 3.41 GPA . . . Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection . . . Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine MVP . . . won Pac-12 Triple Crown, leading the conference in scoring (22.4 ppg), rebounding (12.9 rpg) and field-goal percentage (58.2) . . . set Pac-12 record with 466 rebounds ... became second Stanford player to score 800 points in a season, finishing with 805 . . . spending spring quarter in Nigeria serving an internship with the Minister of Petroleum as well as working with charity (Access 2 Success) to help raise $30,000 to build a basketball court for underprivileged youth in Nigeria.
SHERRY POSTHUMUS CLUB SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented to the club sports team that achieves excellence, demonstrates outstanding leadership, exemplifies fair play/sportsmanship and is committed to community service.
Continued to gel and improve throughout the year, culminating with the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championship in a victory on April 14 that snapped California's streak of 23 consecutive titles . . . between training and academics, taekwondo athletes continued to work actively in the community as a team, volunteering at the Inn Vision Homeless Shelter and working with disadvantaged young girls through their ongoing commitment to the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI).
SHIRLEY SCHOOF CLUB SPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Presented to the student-athlete on a club team who demonstrates outstanding leadership, exemplifies fair play/sportsmanship, achieves excellence within the sport and is committed to community service.
Andrew Roos (Triathlon)
Represented Stanford Triathlon at collegiate nationals for the last five years . . . contributed significant points to the team, including top-10 finishes over the last three seasons . . . in 2013, led men's team to a fourth-place effort at nationals as the team's highest scorer.
THOMAS W. FORD AWARD
Presented to the team whose student-athletes have demonstrated a special commitment to participation in local community outreach programs.
Participation in three Cardinal 4 Community (C4C) events through the athletic department, as well as active participation on Cardinal Council . . . all team members participated in at least one C4C event this year, many participated in several . . . team averaged 7.5 hours of service per each of the 11 student-athletes on the team (82.5 hours total).
ARTHUR F. DAUER MEMORIAL SPORTS PERFORMANCE AWARD
Administered by the Director of Sports Performance, this award honors the student-athlete who not only displays maximum effort on and off the field of competition, but also brings out the best in his/her teammates through positive attitude, relentless work ethic and consistent commitment to performance enhancement. The award is given in memory of Arthur F. Dauer '59.
Sarah Hassman (Softball)
Jake Kneller (Volleyball)
BOB MURPHY AWARD
Presented to the student-athlete whose unforgettable performance in an athletic contest secures a place in Stanford Athletics history.
Mariah Stackhouse (Golf)
The freshman fired a course and NCAA women's record 10-under-par 61, capturing her first career tournament title and leading the Cardinal to a team victory in the Peg Barnard Invitational held on the Stanford Golf Course. Even more impressive, Stackhouse produced two eagles on the front nine, one-putted every green and shot an eye-popping 9-under 26.
BILL WALSH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Presented to the student-athlete who most effectively inspires his/her team and the Stanford campus and community through exemplary commitment, service, composure and integrity.
Nicole Dayton (Gymnastics)
CONFERENCE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes himself in conference competition.
Bret Baumbach (Wrestling)
Pac-12 champion at 165 pounds, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.
Austin Hack (Rowing)
Pac-12 Athlete of the Year, becoming Stanford's first recipient since 2009 . . . All-Pac-12 Team honoree . . . Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection.
Kristian Ipsen (Swimming and Diving)
Collected three All-American honors . . . CSCAA All-American . . . NCAA Diver of the Year . . . Pac-12 Diver of the Year . . . Pac-12 Championships Diver of the Meet . . . NCAA 1-meter champion (NCAA record) . . . earned second NCAA 1-meter title in program history (first since 1930) . . . NCAA 3-meter champion (second straight season).
Dwight Powell (Basketball)
NABC All-District Second Team selection . . . Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree.
Oliver Toole (Sailing)
Coed All-American skipper . . . led squad to Singlehanded conference title . . . positioned Stanford to first No. 1 ranking in program history.
CONFERENCE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Presented to a Stanford athlete who distinguishes herself in conference competition.
Kayla Bonstrom (Softball)
NFCA All-West Region Second Team member . . . Pac-12 Freshman of the Year . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree . . . All-Pac-12 Freshman Team selection.
Kori Carter (Track and Field)
NCAA champion in the 400-meter hurdles, running a world- leading 53.21 to break the meet and in-season collegiate record of 53.54 by UCLA's Sheena Johnson in 2004 . . . Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year . . . runner-up finish in the 100-meter hurdles at NCAA Championships with a time of 12.79 . . . USTFCCCA West Region Track Athlete of the Year.
Amanda Spinner (Gymnastics)
Pac-12 champion on beam . . . Pac-12 Specialist of the Year . . . All-Pac-12 First Team on beam . . . hit 100 percent of her routines and scored a 9.800 or higher in 11 of 12 meets on beam.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING MALE FRESHMAN AWARD
Bret Bonanni (Water Polo)
ACWPC Second Team All-American . . . All-MPSF First Team selection . . . MPSF Newcomer of the Year . . . totaled team-high 73 goals, the highest total for a Cardinal player since Tony Azevedo's 80 in 2004.
Kevin Hogan (Football)
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention recipient . . . started and won the last five games of the year -- against four ranked opponents in the regular season and against Wisconsin in a 20-14 Rose Bowl Game victory . . . recipient of the team's Outstanding (Redshirt) Freshman Award.
Alex Massialas (Fencing)
NCAA national champion in foil . . . First Team All-American ... compiled team-best 50-8 record . . . first Stanford foil champion since 2000.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING FEMALE FRESHMAN AWARD
Inky Ajanaku (Volleyball)
AVCA Honorable Mention All-American . . . AVCA All-Pacific Region selection . . . All-Pac-12 honoree . . . All-Pac-12 Freshman Team pick.
Krista Hardebeck (Tennis)
All-American in singles . . . ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year . . . All-Pac-12 Second Team selection . . . NCAA All- Tournament Team selection (No. 3 doubles) . . . ranked No. 14 nationally . . . compiled a team-best 36-13 overall record . . .
provided clincher in Stanford's 4-3 upset of No. 1 Florida in the NCAA semifinals.
Mariah Stackhouse (Golf)
WGCA First Team All-American . . . All-Pac-12 First Team selection . . . No. 4 in Golfweek's individual rankings . . . low medalist and U.S. Women's Open qualifier.
Maggie Steffens (Water Polo)
Peter J. Cutino Award finalist . . . NCAA All-Tournament First Team selection . . . All-MPSF First Team honoree . . . named to MPSF All-Newcomer Team . . . ranked second on the team with 60 goals.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING MALE SOPHOMORE AWARD
Alex Bowen (Water Polo)
ACWPC First Team All-American . . . All-MPSF First Team selection . . . ranked fourth in the MPSF with 2.78 goals per game . . . second on the team with 64 goals.
David Nolan (Swimming)
Earned three NCAA All-America honors . . . CSCAA All-American . . . two-time NCAA champion (200 IM, 100 back) . . . high-point scorer at the NCAA Championships . . . two-time Pac-12 champion (200 back, 200 IM) . . . established school record in 200 IM for his first NCAA title.
Patrick Rodgers (Golf)
PING First Team All-American . . . Ben Hogan Award semifinalist . . . Palmer Cup selection . . . ranked No. 9 nationally by Golfweek . . . two-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree . . . program's career low stroke average record holder at 70.77 (71 rounds), ahead of Tiger Woods.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING FEMALE SOPHOMORE AWARD
Brianna Bain (Track and Field)
Earned First Team All-America honors in the javelin in each of her first two seasons . . . placed third at the NCAA Championships for her second top-three national finish . . . broke her own school record in the javelin with a throw of 183-10 against California at the Big Meet (April 20), a performance that stands as the longest throw by a collegian this year.
Kelsey Harbin (Field Hockey)
Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American . . . Longstreth/ NFHCA West Region First Team selection . . . NorPac Defensive Player of the Year . . . All-NorPac selection.
Rachel Ozer (Lacrosse)
Named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list . . . IWLCA West/ Midwest All-Region Second Team selection . . . All-MPSF First Team selection . . . led team in goals (48), assists (24), points (72) and shots (101).
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING MALE JUNIOR AWARD
Michael Atchoo (Track and Field)
First Team All-American in the indoor mile and DMR . . . broke indoor mile record with a 3:57.14 to win the MPSF Championship, as the time was fastest by a Stanford runner in 27 years (indoors or outdoors) behind only Olympian Jeff Atkinson's outdoor 3:55.16 in 1986.
Brian Cook (Volleyball)
AVCA First Team All-American . . . All-MPSF First Team honoree . . . at times carried the Cardinal, which earned its sixth consecutive winning season and top-10 national finish.
Zach Ertz (Football)
Unanimous All-American with first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree . . . led Stanford pass catchers and all FBS tight ends in receiving yards (898) and total receptions (69), both school records for a tight end . . . selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 35th overall pick in the second round in the NFL Draft.
Brian Ragira (Baseball)
Golden Spikes Award Watch List . . . All-Pac-12 selection . . . selected by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round (pick No. 132) of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
David Yankey (Football)
First Team All-American selection by the American Football Coaches Association and Sporting News . . . Second Team All-American honoree by the Associated Press . . . recipient of the 2012 Morris Trophy, by vote of the conference's defensive lineman as the Pac-12's most Outstanding Offensive Lineman . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING FEMALE JUNIOR AWARD
Kristie Ahn (Tennis)
All-American in singles and doubles . . . All-Pac-12 Second Team selection . . . clinched Stanford's 4-3 victory over Texas A&M in the national championship . . . team captain.
Maya DiRado (Swimming)
Earned six NCAA All-America honors (200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay) . . . CSCAA All-American . . . Pac-12 champion in 400 individual medley and 800 free relay.
Nicole Gibbs (Tennis)
All-American in singles and doubles . . . Honda Sports Award for women's tennis . . . NCAA singles champion, becoming first repeat titlist since Amber Liu (2003-04) and Stanford's 16th all-time collegiate singles winner overall . . . claimed at least one NCAA team, singles and doubles crown in career . . . NCAA All- Tournament Team selection (No. 1 singles) . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree.
Helena Scutt (Sailing)
Earned spot on US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider . . . led squad to league title . . . positioned Stanford to first No. 1 ranking in program history . . . contributed to five team race victories overall.
Carly Wopat (Volleyball)
AVCA First Team All-American . . . AVCA All-Pacific Region selection . . . All-Pac-12 honoree . . . led Pac-12 with a .399 hitting percentage, ranking ninth in the nation.
DICK AND ANNE GOULD CAPTAIN'S AWARD
Presented to the senior captain who has exhibited uncommon leadership to his/her team. This award is presented by Dick and Anne Gould in honor of their three "Captain Children": Karin (USC swimming), Rick (Stanford swimming) and Kim (Harvard volleyball).
Pamela Chua (Squash)
2013 Betty Richey Award Winner (NCAA's top award for women's squash presented to the student-athlete who displays uncommon leadership and sportsmanship), becoming the first recipient in school history . . . Second Team All- American, finishing career as a four-time honoree.
Geoffrey Tabor (Track and Field)
Award of Excellence recipient . . . Stanford's top shot putter since 1995 and best discus thrower since 2009 . . . achieved fourth top-five finish at the Pac-12 Championships in the shot put.
BLOCK "S" HONORS AWARD FOR MEN
Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA.
Miles Untereinner (Cross Country/Track and Field)
Rhodes Scholar finalist . . . USTFCCCA All-West Region selection after placing 16th at the NCAA West Regionals (10K, 30:04) . . . member of NCAA West Regional championship team . . . Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection.
BLOCK "S" HONORS AWARD FOR WOMEN
Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA.
Madison Crocker (Synchronized Swimming)
All-American . . . helped guide the Cardinal to its first U.S. Collegiate National title since 2008 . . . member of the first-place team swim . . . also placed first in the team event and second in the duet and trio swims at the Western Regional.
JAKE GIMBEL AWARD
Best competitive attitude - male senior.
Jason Lupatkin (Rowing)
Member of squad that earned the victory at prestigious Head of Charles Championship, defeating all universities and National teams from around the world in October.
Chase Thomas (Football)
Named one of four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy for the Defensive Player of the Year, with equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance . . . All-Pac-12 First Team honoree . . . ranked second on team with 71 tackles and 43 solo stops.
PAM STRATHAIRN AWARD
Best competitive attitude - female senior.
Teagan Gerhart (Softball)
All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick . . . made 46 appearances, including 38 starts in the circle . . . led team with 21-13 record and 2.58 ERA . . . posted 154 strikeouts . . . became just third pitcher in school history to reach 100-win plateau.
Mariah Nogueira (Soccer)
NSCAA Second Team All-American . . . Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete award recipient . . . Senior CLASS Award finalist, honoring excellence on the field, in academics and in community service.
SPIRIT OF STANFORD AWARD
Presented to a charismatic student-athlete who excels at his/her sport and is an effective leader on and off the field. Furthermore, this student-athlete is an exemplary teammate, active across campus and in the community, and embraces the values of Stanford University. The award is given in memory of Frankie Albert '42.
Melissa Seidemann (Water Polo)
Named Peter J. Cutino Award winner as nation's top female collegiate women's water polo player . . . NCAA All-Tournament First Team . . . All-MPSF First Team selection . . . Award of Excellence recipient . . . led Cardinal with 75 goals and 15 hat tricks . . . finished career tied for first in school record book with 239 goals.
DONALD KENNEDY AWARD
Presented to the senior athlete who best exhibits the combination of excellent academics, strong athletic ability, and a commitment to community service.
Becky Dru (Field Hockey)
NCAA postgraduate scholarship award winner . . . NCAA Woman of the Year nominee . . . Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American . . . Longstreth/NFHCA West Region First Team selection . . . NorPac Player of the Year . . . NorPac Tournament MVP . . . team leader in goals (12), assists (12), points (36), shots (65) and game-winning goals (3) . . . totaled 54 goals, 36 assists, 144 points in 87 career games . . . team captain.
THE BIFF HOFFMAN AWARD
Outstanding male senior.
Eddie Penev (Gymnastics)
Nissen-Emery Award winner, awarded to the NCAA's best senior gymnast of the year . . . three-time national champion . . . nine-time All-American . . . All-American in the all-around, vault and floor . . . named to the U.S. Gymnastics Senior National team after qualifying at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas.
Stepfan Taylor (Football)
Doak Walker Award semifinalist . . . All-Pac-12 Second Team honoree . . . Award of Excellence recipient . . . school's career rushing leader with 4,300 yards on school-record 843 carries . . . collected 40 career rushing touchdowns (ranking second in school history) and 45 total touchdowns (ranking first in school history) . . . first Stanford player to record three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons . . . selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the seventh pick (140th overall) of the fifth round in the NFL Draft.
STANFORD ATHLETIC BOARD AWARD
Outstanding female senior.
Liz Fenje (Lightweight Rowing)
Member of Lightweight I Eight, leading the boat to its fourth straight IRA Championship in early June . . . Award of Excellence recipient . . . rowed to San Diego Crew Classic title . . . boat finished second at WIRA Championships . . . recognized as the team's stalwart leader behind three national championships.
Alina Garciaméndez (Soccer)
NSCAA First Team All-American . . . All-Pac-12 selection . . . started every match since arriving as a freshman, setting a school record with 102 career starts . . . team co-captain . . . after joining the Mexican National Team, recognized there was a need for soccer shoes and organized a collection drive of used cleats from the United States for children in Mexico City.
Olivia Morgan (Synchronized Swimming)
All-American . . . member of the championship duet, trio and team events at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships . . . helped guide the Cardinal to its first national title since 2008 . . . named the event's High Point title winner, equivalent to an MVP award.