CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford freshman Kristina Vaculik, who is taking a year off school to train with the Canadian Olympic women's gymnastics team, helped Canada earn a spot in the 2012 London Games on Wednesday in an Olympic Qualifying Test Event. Canada was among eight countries competing for the final four team spots in the last-chance opportunity. Vaculik is one Canada's top gymnasts. She won four of five possible individual titles at the 2010 Canadian national championships and earned her second national all-around title, as well as gold medals on the beam, bars and vault . . . Stanford sophomore Carly Wopat earned first team All-American recognition from Volleyball Magazine, it was announced Wednesday. Wopat, a middle blocker, finished second in the nation, and led the Pac-12, with 1.63 blocks per set. She also finished third in the conference with a .383 hitting percentage. An AVCA All-Pacific Region and an All-Pac-12 Conference pick, Wopat was second, to Rachel Williamson, with 3.16 kills and 4.08 points per set for the Cardinal. Wopat earned her first career honors from Volleyball Magazine. She was also named an honorable mention All-American by the AVCA last month.
COACHING CORNER . . . The Palo Alto Babe Ruth baseball program has openings for head coaches and team managers for the spring 2012 season. Tryouts will be in late January 2012. Those interested should contact the league at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, go to www.pababeruth.org.