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Luck receives highest athletic honor at Stanford banquet
|Senior Andrew Luck was honored as the Al Masters Award winner at the annual Stanford Athletic Board Awards Luncheon, highlighting Stanford's athletic success during the 2011-12 campaign.
Four student-athletes were awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships: Chris Derrick (men's cross country/track and field), David Mosko (men's swimming and diving), Jacob Smith (men's water polo) and Miles Unterreiner (men's cross country/track and field).
Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships were given to four student-athletes: Clayton Holz (men's soccer), Amaechi Morton (men's track and field), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (women's basketball) and Betsy Webb (women's swimming and diving).
Gus Ellis (men's volleyball) and Taylor Skaufel (football) received Summer Institute for General Management Scholarships.
Newly Elected Members of Phi Beta Kappa included the following: Chris Derrick (men's cross country/track and field), Ryan Thacher (men's tennis), Jake Vandermeer (men's volleyball) and Miles Unterreiner (men's cross country/track and field).
The full list of Stanford awards:
HERRY POSTHUMUS CLUB SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Taekwondo: Captured 2012 PacWest championship ... advanced 10 athletes to the Taekwondo National Collegiate Championship, hosted by MIT.
SHIRLEY SCHOOF CLUB SPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
John Do, Taekwondo: Undefeated in four years of collegiate competition as a men's feather and lightweight fighter in the PacWest Conference ... placed among the top three in his weight category each year at the Collegiate National Taekwondo Championships ... alternate for the 2010 U.S. National Team.
Frances Wehrwein, Rugby Regarded as a strong team leader both on and off the field during her four-year career ... led team to three national championship finals ... two time All-American ... member of the 7's and 15's USA National Teams.
THOMAS W. FORD AWARD
Wrestling Completed over 300 hours of community service during the year with 100 percent participation from 26 team members ... averaged 10.9 hours of service per student-athlete, the highest team average of any sport.
ARTHUR F. DAUER MEMORIAL SPORTS PERFORMANCE AWARD
Emily Oliver, Soccer "Emily's unyielding drive on and off the field is a testament to the role model she has become for her teammates and other young athletes who look up to her. She has an unwavering commitment to her team, coaches and training that always takes her above and beyond what is asked of her. Emily's dedication and persistent work ethic not only embodies the values of our women's soccer program, but also represents the values and qualities of sports performance." -- Lesley Moser, Sports Performance Coach
Josh Owens, Basketball "Josh is the type of student-athlete every sports performance coach dreams of: he's explosive, strong, a determined worker, a competitor in the weight room and does it all with a great attitude. He gets to practice early and stays late. He takes care of his body, receives treatment, eats well, doesn't miss lifts, and does it every single day. That's what has made him so invaluable to our program- the consistency and dedication to his team. Everyone can work hard for one day, but Josh has been doing it every day for five years. Josh leads through example and helps every teammate improve, in whatever way he can." -- Juan Pablo Reggiardo, Sports Performance Coach
BOB MURPHY AWARD
Camille Levin, Teresa Noyola, Soccer Camille Levin's cross to Teresa Noyola accounted for the game-winning goal in Stanford's 1-0 shutout of Duke in the NCAA championship game. Levin was knocked down twice, but both times beat defenders to deliver the decisive cross to Noyola. Scoreless until the 53rd minute, Chioma Ubogagu slipped a pass to Levin, making an overlapping run from her outside right back position. Levin was tackled and stumbled, but regained her balance and kept possession as she attempted another cross, this one blocked by All-American defender Natasha Anasi, knocking both players down. But Levin got up first, continued her run and with two defenders bearing down on her, struck a second cross to Noyola, who was wide open at the far post for a point blank header.
BILL WALSH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Jack Trotter, Basketball Recipient of the Stanford Alumni Association's 2012 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award, recognizing a senior whose undergraduate leadership and volunteer activities have made the largest impact on the Stanford community ... Award of Excellence recipient ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honoree, earning the honor for a third straight season ... elected as Senior Class President, contributing a student-athlete perspective to the class presidency slate known as Senior Citizen ... actively involved in campus life, was a participant on the Cardinal Council, Stanford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
CONFERENCE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Coby Fleener, Football Earned Sporting News All-America honors after hauling in 34 passes for 667 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns ... became first Stanford tight end to earn All-America status since Chris Burford (1959).
Ryan Mango, Wrestling Placed fifth at NCAA Championships, becoming a two-time All-American ... only the fifth wrestler in school history to earn multiple All-America honors ... Pac-12 champion at 125 pounds ... led the team with a 37-5 overall record ... also led the team with six falls on the year ... went 14-0 in dual matches, compiling 58 team points.
Jonathan Martin, Football First Team Walter Camp Football Foundation and American Football Coaches' Association All-American ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... finalist for the Lombardi Award ... started 37 of 39 games in his career at left tackle ... quarterback protection provided from his left tackle position helped Andrew Luck lead the Pac-12 in passing efficiency rating each of the last two seasons.
David Nolan, Swimming and Diving Pac-12 Freshman of the Year... secured a high of 50 points with seven All-America nods at his first NCAA Championships ... NCAA runner-up in the 200 back with a school-record (1:39.74), while also finishing second in the 100 back with the third-fastest time in school history (45.53).
Andrew Yun, Golf All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... Pac-12 Championships titlist ... ranked second on the team in stroke average (71.5) ... tallied six top-10 finishes in 11 events this season, including four top-five efforts ... currently ranked 12th among top individuals by Golfstat.com.
CONFERENCE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Nicole Gibbs, Tennis All-American in singles and doubles ... Honda Sports Award for women's tennis ... NCAA Singles and Doubles champion, becoming only the third player in NCAA history to capture both titles in the same season.
Sally Mace, Sailing First Team All-American, becoming the 12th All-American skipper for the Cardinal since 1994 ... All-PCCSC First Team selection ... skippered the Cardinal to a win at the conference championships ... dominated the conference by winning every regatta.
Katerina Stefanidi, Track and Field NCAA champion in the pole vault, earning the sixth All-America honor of her career ... first Stanford female athlete to claim an NCAA title in the pole vault ... captured third consecutive Pac-12 title in the pole vault with a Stanford record clearance of 14-8 1/4.
Lindsay Taylor, Soccer Soccer America National Player of the Year, becoming the third consecutive Stanford player to earn the honor ... Hermann Trophy finalist ... NSCAA First Team All-American ... Pac-12 Player of the Year.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING MALE FRESHMAN AWARD
Alex Bowen, Water Polo ACWPC First Team All-American ... MPSF Newcomer of the Year ... All-MPSF First Team selection ... led team with 53 goals, including 11 hat tricks.
Kristian Ipsen, Swimming and Diving Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ... finished his first collegiate nationals with 44 points and an NCAA title in the 3-Meter (466.05), runner-up finish in the 1-Meter (410.15) and 10th-place finish in his second-ever platform (350.75).
Chasson Randle, Basketball Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honoree ... during Stanford's five-game NIT title run, averaged 14.0 points while shooting 47.9 percent overall, 47.8 percent from three-point territory and 76.5 percent from the foul line ... produced one of the best rookie seasons in school history, ranking among the top-four all-time in the following categories: three-pointers made (1st), field goals attempted (1st), minutes (1st), games started (1st), points (2nd), field goals made (2nd), scoring average (3rd), assists (4th) and steals (4th).
Patrick Rodgers, Golf PING First Team All-American ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ... one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award ... sensational rookie campaign netted 10 top-10 finishes in 12 events, including wins at the Fighting Illini Invitational and Western Intercollegiate ... shot par or better in 26 of his 37 rounds this season, including a season-low seven-under round of 65 in the third round of the Pac-12 Championships.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING FEMALE FRESHMAN AWARD
Kiley Neushul, Water Polo Claimed Peter J. Cutino Award, given annually to top collegiate male and female water polo players annually ... MPSF Newcomer of the Year ... All-MPSF First Team selection ... MPSF All-Newcomer Team ... MPSF Championship All-Tournament Team pick.
Maddy Schaefer, Swimming and Diving Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ... member of 200 and 400 free relay squads that captured titles at NCAA Championships ... helped the Cardinal establish school and American record in the 400 free relay at NCAA Championships with a time of 3:10.77 ... also set the school record at NCAA Championships with a time of 1:26.85 in the 200 free relay.
Chioma Ubogagu, Soccer Soccer America All-Freshman First Team selection ... NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team ... NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team pick ... Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING MALE SOPHOMORE AWARD
Aaron Bright, Basketball Postseason NIT Most Outstanding Player ... Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team selection ... during Stanford's five-game NIT title run, averaged team-best 16.8 points and shot 64.1 percent overall, 66.7 percent from three-point territory and 88.0 percent from the foul line.
Eric Mochalski, Volleyball All-MPSF Honorable Mention selection ... broke his own single-season school record for hitting percentage in the rally-scoring era (.462) ... broke school record for hitting percentage in a match, during the rally-scoring era (.833, vs. Loyola).
Brian Ragira, Baseball All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection ... NCAA Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team pick ... led team in hits (83).
Forrest Watkins, Water Polo ACWPC Second Team All-American ... All-MPSF First Team selection ... named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... scored 42 goals, tied for second-most on the team.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING FEMALE SOPHOMORE AWARD
Chiney Ogwumike, Basketball WBCA All-American ... Wade Trophy finalist ... named to Wooden Award final ballot ... WBCA Defensive Player of the Year finalist ... CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Team ... named to Midseason Top 20 List for USBWA National Player of the Year ... named to Fresno All-Regional and Pac-12 All-Tournament Teams ... Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection.
Carly Wopat, Volleyball Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American ... AVCA Honorable Mention All-American ... AVCA All-Pacific Region pick ... All-Pac-12 honoree ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3) and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 12), becoming the first conference player to earn both awards during the same season.
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING MALE JUNIOR AWARD
Mark Appel, Baseball No. 8 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2012 MLB Draft ... Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American ... Stanford NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team pick ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... candidate for national pitcher of the year honors ... semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy ... finalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
Eddie Penev, Gymnastics Earned three All-America honors at NCAA Championships and was named 2012 NCAA champion on floor exercise and vault ... placed second at MPSF Championships in the all-around, to go along with first-place finishes on floor exercise and vault.
Stephen Piscotty, Baseball No. 36 overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 MLB Draft ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... finalist for Olerud Player of the Year honors, given to college baseball's top two-way player ... produced two 7-RBI games.
Stepfan Taylor, Football All Pac-12 Second Team selection ... rushed for 1,330 yards on 242 carries ... averaged 102.3 yards per game, which ranked fourth in the Pac-12 and 21st nationally ... final single-season rushing total was the second-highest mark in school history, behind Toby Gerhart's 2009 total of 1,871.
Chase Thomas, Football Sporting News All-American ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... finished fourth on the squad in tackles (52) ... led the Pac-12 in tackles for loss per game at 1.35 (17.5 total) and ranked tied for second in sacks per game at 0.65 (8.5 total).
BLOCK "S" OUTSTANDING FEMALE JUNIOR AWARD
Mallory Burdette, Tennis All-American in singles and doubles ... NCAA Doubles champion with partner Nicole Gibbs, capturing Stanford's 15th overall collegiate doubles title and winning for the second straight season after capturing last year's crown with Hilary Barte ... NCAA Singles runner-up, falling to Gibbs in the first all-Stanford final since 2001.
Becky Dru, Field Hockey Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American, becoming the 14th player in school history to earn the national honor ... Longstreth/NFHCA West Region Player of the Year ... NorPac Defensive Player of the Year ... NorPac Co-Player of the Year ... NFHCA All-Academic honoree ... NorPac All-Tournament Team selection.
DICK AND ANNE GOULD CAPTAIN'S AWARD
Alyssa Brown, Gymnastics Earned Second Team All-America honors on vault ... captured NCAA Regional vault title ... though limited to one event most of the season, started in three events during the NCAA Super Six final and led Stanford to a fourth-place finish and its highest-ever score in NCAA Championships competition.
Josh Owens, Basketball All-Pac-12 Second Team selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honoree ... Postseason NIT All-Tournament team pick ... 40th player in school history to reach 1,000 points, and 21st player in program history to compile at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career.
Michael Thomas, Football All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection ... Award of Excellence recipient ... co-captain along with quarterback Andrew Luck ... finished with 61 total tackles, including 43 solo efforts, from his safety position.
Betsy Webb, Swimming and Diving Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honoree ... finished career as a 21-time All-American, ranking among the top-16 in all seven events during her senior season ... at NCAA Championships, member of two NCAA relay title squads while producing four school records ... part of an American-record and school-record NCAA champion 400 free relay team, anchoring the team with a mark of 3:10.77 ... achieved school record in the 200 free relay to open NCAA Championships, swimming the anchor leg at 1:26.85.
BLOCK "S" HONORS AWARD FOR MEN
Jake Vandermeer, Volleyball Has achieved much in cultural, academic, and athletic endeavors at Stanford and beyond ... starred on the Stanford club team as a freshman, but tried out for the varsity as a sophomore walk-on ... earned a spot on the team and contributed toward a national championship in 2010 ... accomplished cellist and gifted composer, with one of his compositions performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra ... proposed a new treatment for a degenerative hip disease, and presented it to the Orthopedic Research Society in New Orleans - a rare accomplishment for an undergraduate ... will trade exotic derivatives for financial services firm Morgan Stanley.
BLOCK "S" HONORS AWARD FOR WOMEN
Stephanie Browne, Volleyball Capital One/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American ... Capital One/CoSIDA First Team All-District VIII selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honoree.
JAKE GIMBEL AWARD
Ryan Thacher, Tennis All-American in doubles, earning the honor for the third year in a row ... ITA National Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, becoming the third player in school history to win the prestigious award ... ITA Northwest Region Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient ... teamed with Bradley Klahn for a quarterfinal finish in the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Griff Whalen, Football One of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded to the top player in college football who began their career as a walk-on ... Stanford's leading receiver with 56 receptions for 749 yards (13.4), including four touchdowns ... received the Team Technician Award for positive attitude and consistent commitment to strength and conditioning.
PAM STRATHAIRN AWARD
Ashley Hansen, Softball One of 25 players considered for USA Softball National Player of the Year ... top-10 finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ... four-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection.
Nicole Pechanec, Gymnastics Earned two second-team All-America honors, in the all-around and floor exercise ... NCAA Regional champion on uneven bars ... Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team selection ... voted team MVP by her teammates.
Kristy Zurmuhlen, Soccer NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick ... despite hip and knee injuries, never missed a game and became an invaluable presence on the field ... known for her fearlessness and willingness to pursue and tackle.
SPIRIT OF STANFORD AWARD
Brad Lawson, Volleyball Earned his third consecutive First Team All-America honor, becoming one of four players in school history to receive that distinction ... All-MPSF First Team honoree ... named to MPSF All-Tournament team ... MPSF All-Academic selection for third straight year ... Capital One/CoSIDA Men's At-Large First Team Academic All-American ... two-time AVCA National Player of the Week (Feb. 14, April 17) ... Award of Excellence recipient.
DONALD KENNEDY AWARD
Nick Amuchastegui, Wrestling NCAA All-American, becoming just the second wrestler in school history to earn the national honor three times ... two-time NCAA Finalist, the only Stanford wrestler to reach the NCAA finals on two occasions ... Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year ... Pac-12 champion at 174 pounds ... Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Pac-12 All-Academic First Team ... Capital One/CoSIDA Men's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year for the second straight season ... three-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American, earning First Team honors in each of the last two years.
Chris Derrick, Cross Country-Track and Field Three-time All-American ... Award of Excellence recipient ... placed third in the 10,000-meter race at NCAA Championships ... NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship ... NCAA runner-up in cross country and the 3,000 and 5,000 meters indoors ... became the sixth runner in NCAA history to place in the top-10 all four years at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... shattered Stanford school records for the 5,000 meters indoors and 10,000 meters outdoors ... set the American Collegiate Record in the 10,000 meters (27:31.38) ... Pac-12 champion in the 5,000 meters and runner-up in the 1,500 meters ... Pac-12 runner-up in cross country.
THE BIFF HOFFMAN AWARD
David DeCastro, Football Unanimous All-American ... landed spots on the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and American Football Coaches Association All-America teams ... All-Pac-12 First Team honoree ... finalist for the Outland Trophy and semifinalist for the Lombardi Award ... selected in first round (24th overall) of NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bradley Klahn, Tennis All-American in both singles and doubles for the third year in a row ... Award of Excellence recipient ... reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship ... teamed with Ryan Thacher for a quarterfinal finish in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection, earning the honor for a fourth straight year.
Chad La Tourette, Swimming and Diving Established an American record in his final 1,650 free, swimming 14:24.25 to finish second at the NCAA Championships ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick ... closed out his career by winning 23 straight long distance dual events.
Amaechi Morton, Track and Field Award of Excellence recipient ... NCAA champion in the 400-meter hurdles, running a career-best 48.79 ... All-American during indoors after running the 400-meter leg of the distance medley relay that placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... also ran in the open 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... MPSF All-Academic selection during indoor season ... Pac-12 champion in the 400-meter hurdles and runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles.
Erik Shoji, Volleyball AVCA First Team All-American, becoming the first four-time recipient of the award ... All-MPSF First Team honoree ... named to MPSF All-Tournament team ... MPSF All-Academic selection for the third straight year ... AVCA National Player of the Week (April 9) ... owns the collegiate record for career digs (1,402) ... broke Stanford records for career digs per set (3.16) and sets played (443).
STANFORD ATHLETIC BOARD AWARD
Teresa Noyola, Soccer Recipient of the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, becoming the third consecutive Stanford player to win the award ... Honda Sports Award for women's soccer ... NSCAA First Team All-American ... NCAA College Cup Offensive MVP ... NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... All-Pac-12 First Team selection ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention pick ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team choice.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Basketball Award of Excellence recipient ... No. 1 overall pick by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2012 WNBA Draft ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner ... NCAA Woman of the Year nominee ... named a First Team All-American by Associated Press, WBCA, USBWA and John R. Wooden Award ... Wade Trophy, Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and USBWA National Player of the Year finalist ... fourth player in school history to compile at least 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds ... ranks among top-five in school history in the following categories: free throws attempted (first), points (second), field goal percentage (third), free throws made (second), rebounds (third), points per game (fourth) and rebounds per game (fourth) ... established single-season school records for points scored (809), points per game (22.5), free throws made (191) and attempted (230) ... scored career-high 42 points in victory over Tennessee (Dec. 20).
THE AL MASTERS AWARD
(Presented to the Stanford athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement, the highest award)
Andrew Luck, Football Earned Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year honors ... Maxwell Trophy recipient, as the nation's top player ... No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season ... recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Trophy ... earned first team All-America recognition by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the American Football Coaches Association of America ... Heisman Trophy runner-up ... voted as the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year ... Award of Excellence recipient ... led Cardinal to an 11-2 record and a second straight BCS Bowl appearance ... completed 288-404 (.713) passes for 3,517 yards and 37 touchdowns ... ranked first in the Pac-12 in passing efficiency (167.5) and fifth in passing yards per game (270.5) ... broke his own single-season record for touchdown passes ... catalyst to an offense that averaged 43.2 points a game, which ranked second in the Pac-12 and fifth nationally.
— Stanford Athletics
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