Stanford women's water polo preps for the World University Games


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.

The Cardinal begins Pool B play on Friday against Australia. Stanford also will meet France on Sunday and Hungary on Tuesday, July 7, before classification games begin at the end of the week.

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:

Women's Basketball

Erica McCall

Men's Diving

Bradley Christensen

Women's Golf

Lauren Dobashi ( assistant coach)

Lauren Kim

Men's Gymnastics

Akash Modi

Thom Glielmi (head coach)

Ryan Sheppard (Hungary)

Men's Swimming

Drew Cosgarea

Women's Swimming

Felicia Lee ('14)

Lia Neal

Women's Track and Field

Valarie Allman

Men's Volleyball

Kyle Dagostino

Kevin Rakestraw

Women's Water Polo

Gabby Stone

Dani Jackovich

Sophia Monaghan

Katie Dudley

Cassidy Papa

Rachel Johnson

Jordan Raney

Jamie Neushul

Natalie Chun

Kat Klass

Madison Berggren

Shannon Cleary

Lauren Norheim

Julia Hermann

John Tanner (head coach)

Susan Ortwein (assistant coach)

— Stanford Athletics

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