TAKING A DIVE ...Menlo-Atherton grad Mia Paulsen was among the six Stanford divers who qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships that begin next Wednesday in Austin, Texas. Paulsen, Carolina Schulti, Haley Farnsworth and Daria Lenz combined to qualify for eight women's events. Conor Casey and Noah Vigren each qualified for a pair of diving events at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships that concluded Wednesday in Flagstaff, AZ. Palo Alto grads Mimi Lin and Reed Merritt also qualified for the NCAA championships. Lin, representing Princeton, finished sixth in the Zone A 1-meter springboard and Merritt, with Texas, placed sixth on platform in Zone D.
CARDINAL CORNER ...Stanford sophomore Kiana Williams is one of five finalists for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, which recognizes the top shooting guard in women's college basketball. The winner will be determined by a combination of fan votes and input from the Basketball Hall of Fame's selection committee. Fans can visit www.HoophallAwards.com to cast their votes until March 29. Second on the team in scoring (14.2) and first in assists (4.8), Williams has scored 20-plus six times and is attempting to become the first Stanford player to average 4.5 assists in a seasons since Jeanette Pohlen in 2010-11. Williams, whose 71 3-pointers last season where the second-most for a freshman in Stanford history, has made another 81 this year, which is tied for eighth in program history . . . Former MLS Rookies of the Year and Stanford products Corey Baird and Jordan Morris have been named by U.S. Men's National Soccer Team head coach Gregg Berhalter to the 24-player roster for upcoming matches against Ecuador and Chile. The group will gather Sunday in Orlando before playing Ecuador on March 21 at Orlando City Stadium and Chile on March 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
ON THE COURT ...The Palo Alto fifth- and sixth-grade girls National Junior Basketball team won its division of the Mikasa/All Net National Tournament on Sunday, beating Hanford, 42-24, in the championship game at MAP Sports Facility in Garden Grove. Palo Alto (5-0) excelled on both ends of court, scoring an average of 48.8 points over five games while allowing an average of 18. The team members are Val Kuelker, Beverly Lamis, Katherine Garr, Violet Tivol, Kavya Gottipatti, Vienn Sheng, Clara Carraggee, Natalie Neumann, Annette Tong and Emily Mulkey. The team is coached by Gunn's Hamadah Sharif.
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