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Shaw all set to join TV coverage of this month's NFL Draft

 

For the fourth consecutive year, Stanford head football coach David Shaw will join NFL Networks for its coverage of the NFL Draft.

Shaw will be on the main desk with Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Mike Mayock as the only college football coach covering the first round of the NFL Draft live in primetime at 5 p.m. (PT) on April 30.

First-round coverage of the last year's event on NFL Network and ESPN drew a combined 32 million viewers, making it the most-viewed first round ever, according to The Nielsen Company. In addition, more than 11 million people saw over seven million tweets about the draft's first round, up 347 percent from 2013.

Through four seasons as the Cardinal head coach, Shaw holds a remarkable 42-12 (.778) career record and is 28-8 (.778) in Pac-12 Conference play. He notched 30 wins in his first 35 games, third-fastest among active coaches, and was one of only three coaches to lead his team to BCS bowls in his first three years as a head coach.

Shaw's coaching resume also includes nine years of NFL experience with the Philadelphia Eagles (1997), Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and Baltimore Ravens (2002-05).

Under Shaw, the Cardinal has produced 13 draft picks, including two first-round selections, from the 2011 season onward. Andrew Luck was the first overall pick of the NFL Draft following the 2011 season.

Stanford has produced 20 NFL Draft first-round selections and has had 251 players drafted by professional football teams since 1936.

Women's golf

Mariah Stackhouse was named to Glamour's annual list of Top 10 College Women, as announced Wednesday by the magazine. Stackhouse will be profiled in the May 2015 issue of Glamour, on national newsstands April 14, and on Glamour.com.

Stackhouse, a junior communication major from Riverdale, Ga., made national headlines during her first season on the women's golf team by setting a Stanford Golf Course and NCAA women's record with a 10-under 61 during to win the Peg Barnard Invitational.

The two-time All-American also led the United States to the 2014 Curtis Cup title.

As one of the 10 college students to earn the distinction, Stackhouse has been invited to an awards ceremony and panel discussion on April 13 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

For 58 years, Glamour's Top 10 College Women competition has recognized students from across the country for their campus leadership, scholastic achievement, community involvement, and unique, inspiring goals.

Past winners range from Martha Stewart to former Dallas mayor Laura Miller.

Women's volleyball

Stanford's Jordan Burgess is one of 12 players selected to the USA Volleyball roster for the 2015 World University Games that will take place July 2-12 in Gwangju, South Korea.

Burgess, a human biology major from Fort Myers, Fla., joins Arizona libero Laura Larson as the two representatives from the Pac-12 Conference.

The World University Games roster is part of USA Volleyball's High Performance program's Collegiate National Team. The squad has four players who finished their senior seasons in 2014, along with three seniors and five juniors.

The squad includes five AVCA All-America first-team selections from 2014, including Burgess, Nia Grant, Micha Hancock, Briana Holman and Alex Holston. Further, Khat Bell and Nicole Walch were AVCA All-America second-team picks in 2014, while Paige Tapp was named to the third team.

The World University Games squad will come together June 28 in Los Angeles before traveling to South Korea for the competition. The roster was selected through the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 20-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., along with an invitation-only training block held in January in Anaheim.

— Stanford Athletics

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