CARDINAL CORNER . . .
Stanford's Eddie Penev was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week as the nation's top collegiate gymnast for the second consecutive week, as announced by the organization Wednesday. Tt is Penev's third honor this season and fifth in his career. Penev had a terrific weekend, leading Stanford to a season-high team score of 438.600 against No. 14 Army and Springfield in West Point, N.Y. Penev claimed individual victories in floor and the all-around with season-bests of 16.050 and 89.100. Stanford heads to Norway for its next competition, meeting the Norwegian and Italian national teams on March 23 . . . Stanford redshirt freshman wrestler Evan Silver was one of 44 wrestlers to receive an at-large berth into the 2013 NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Silver, who competes at 125 pounds, was the only wrestler from the Pac-12 Conference to receive an at-large berth to championships, set for March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa. Silver leads the Cardinal this season with a 25-13 overall record and a 16-6 mark in duals. Joining Silver in Des Moines next week are Stanford juniors Bret Baumbach and Dan Scherer . . . . Stanford is sending 11 competitors to the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships, which begin March 21 in San Antonio, Texas. The 10th-ranked men's fencing team will send six representatives including Alexander Massialas and Turner Caldwell in foil, Daniel Wolfson and Cameron Lindsay in sabre and Jake Harbour and Paul Riviere in epee. Riviere earned an at-large bid based on his performance throughout the season. The women's fencing team will be represented by Francesca Bassa and Vivian Kong in epee, Avery Youngblood and Atira Richards in sabre and Lily McElwee in foil.