Stanford sophomore righthander Cal Quantrill was named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, USA Baseball announced Tuesday. He is one of 50 players from around the country to make the preliminary list.
Quantrill has been named to four preseason All-America teams in advance of the 2015 season, which starts Friday afternoon against Indiana. Stanford's ace will get the ball in the first game of the three-game set with the Hoosiers.
Quantrill finished 2014 with a 7-5 record and 2.68 ERA in 18 appearances and 17 starts. He led the team in innings (110.2) and strikeouts (98), while opponents hit just .221 off of him.
Stanford football head coach David Shaw is one of 18 individuals named to USA Football's newly created Football Advisory Committee. Current and former players, coaches, general managers and athletic administrators make up the committee.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body, educates more youth and high school football coaches combined than any organization in the United States.
Chaired by Pro Football Hall of Famer and ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian, the committee will guide the continued development of USA Football's educational resources and player safety initiatives, including USA Football's Heads Up Football program. Heads Up Football is endorsed by leading organizations spanning medicine, child advocacy and sport. The group will collaborate with USA Football's 10-member Medical Advisory Committee to advance the sport on multiple levels for the betterment of young athletes.
Stanford will be out to defend its team title when it hosts the 20th annual Peg Barnard Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the Stanford Golf Course.
Stanford took a four-shot lead into the final round of the 2014 Peg Barnard Invitational and never looked back, claiming the title over the 14-team field for the second straight season.
The Cardinal will open the spring portion of its season this weekend. The tournament is named after Peg Barnard, a tireless fundraiser for women's athletics at Stanford.
The 12-team field includes No. 5 Stanford, Cal, Cal State Northridge, Colorado, Denver, Gonzaga, Oregon, San Jose State, Nevada, UC Irvine, UC Davis and USF.