This isn’t a baseball post, but it’s a Stanford Athletics post – and a very important one, at that!
Stanford’s women’s sports teams recently won the Capital One Cup. Back in June, when the results were announced, a press release was sent out congratulating our women. It’s been a while since then, but now that the new school year’s started up, the trophy itself has finally made its way to campus.
The Cup trophy made its first appearance at a Stanford women’s soccer game, coincidentally played against Boston University, where my kid brother is currently a freshman engineering student. (Can you tell I’m proud of him?)
The trophy and check for $200,000 also made it to a Stanford football game the next day:
Congratulations to all our women student-athletes – and all their coaches for bringing out the best in them!
According to the press release back in June, “Capital One congratulates Stanford University for winning the women’s Capital One Cup for the second consecutive season, with a record 152.5 points.” Not only are our ladies dominant, but they’re record-setters and role models! The award-winners were even honored at the ESPYs this year, so it’s good to see college athletics, especially women’s college athletics, receiving this sort of attention. Programs like the Cup will hopefully encourage other schools to strengthen their athletic programs – but not in a way that compromises their academic programs, because we’d like to remind you here that Stanford has now won twice in a row. Academics are important, people.
I’ll close this out with one more shot of the Cup from the soccer game so you can see how shiny our new trophy is.