Stanford has two more pitchers taken in the MLB Draft


Stanford pitchers Scott Snodgress and Jordan Pries were drafted Tuesday on the second of three days of the First Year Player Draft, joining first round pick Chris Reed.

Snodgress (2-2, 4.65) was selected in the fifth round by the White Sox, giving the Cardinal two picks in the first five rounds for first time since 2008.

Pries (6-5, 3.24) was picked in the 30th round by the Seattle Mariners. He's allowed one earned run over his last 22 innings and was named Tournament MVP at the Fullerton Regional over the weekend.


The Collegiate Rowing Coaches' Association (CRCA) announced its postseason honors, naming Stanford lightweight rowing head coach Al Acosta Division I Lighweight Coach of the Year and selecting rowers Mariel Lanas, Liz Fenje and Gretchen Stumhofer to the All-America Team.

The lightweight eight captured its second consecutive IRA National Championship this past weekend in Cherry Hill, N.J., out-distancing No. 1 Princeton and No. 3 Wisconsin. The lightweight eight has now finished in the national top three for four years running.

For Acosta, the honor marks the third time in the past four seasons that he has been selected as coach of the year. Acosta first took home the honor in 2008 following Stanford's third-place national finish then captured the award a second time after Stanford's national title win a year ago.

Women's volleyball

As the Stanford women's volleyball team wraps up finals this week it is also preparing to embark on a tour of China. The team will travel across the Pacific for a 10-day trip, June 9-20.

Every four years, the NCAA allows a collegiate team to tour foreign countries during the summer, and on Thursday, June 9 the Cardinal women's volleyball team, the coaching staff, and support staff, will fly from San Francisco to Beijing, China. Once in Beijing, the team will take an approximately six hour bus ride to Weifang, China for its first stop on the tour.

The team will play three matches in Weifang and three matches in Beijing. It is the first time in school history that the Cardinal women's volleyball team will be traveling to China for a summer tour. The most recent trip abroad for the program was a European tour during the summer of 2006.


Stanford's Nick Amuchastegui has been tabbed the Capital One Men's At-Large Academic All-America of the Year, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Amuchastegui, a first team-selection, earns his second career Academic All-America honors as he was named to the second team in 2010. At the NCAA Championships, the junior was presented with the second-annual NCAA Elite 88 Award, given at the championships to the student-athlete with the highest GPA (he won the inaugural award in 2010). He is also a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection and has twice earned academic honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

A mechanical engineering major with a 3.98 GPA, Amuchastegui became just the second Cardinal wrestler to ever reach the NCAA finals.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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