Sunday was moving day, as the Stanford women's water polo team hopped on its flight to Gwangju, South Korea to represent the United States at the 2015 World University Games.
Practice and preparation in the pool wasn't the only thing the two-time reigning NCAA champions did in advance of the trip. To see how Stanford took an academic approach prior to its journey across the globe, watch the video.
A total of 25 student-athletes and four coaches will represent Stanford at the World University Games. In addition to water polo, other Cardinal teams being represented are women's basketball, men's diving, women's golf, men's gymnastics, men's swimming, women's swimming, women's track and field and men's volleyball.
The World University Games, or Universiade, is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Held every two years in cities around the globe, the Universiade incorporates both educational and cultural aspects into 12 days of sports competitions and features more than 9,000 student-athletes and officials from over 170 countries.
Stanford at the 2015 World University Games:
Lauren Dobashi ( assistant coach)
Thom Glielmi (head coach)
Ryan Sheppard (Hungary)
Felicia Lee ('14)
Women's Track and Field
Women's Water Polo
John Tanner (head coach)
Susan Ortwein (assistant coach)