Stanford football receives commitment from top Utah receiver


Stanford has received a verbal commitment from Simi Fehoko of Brighton High in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 6-3 1/2, 183-pound wide receiver is ranked No. 1 in the state, No. 9 in the West and No. 48 in the nation according to The Bootleg.

Fehoko, who'll graduate in 2016, led his team to a 10-2 record this past season while catching 65 passes for 1,644 yards and 24 touchdowns. He averaged 25.3 yards per catch and 137.0 yards per game with a long TD catch of 90 yards.

Fehoko, who also was being hotly recruited by Washington, made his commitment on Saturday. He is listed as a four-star recruit by Scout.


Stanford freshman coxswain Madi Kist won three gold medals at the USRowing Club Nationals over the weekend in Bethel, Ohio.

Kist helped the Vesper Rowing Club capture the Colgan Cup, given to the club that accumulates the most overall points. Vesper finished with 14 gold medals, including three in events Kist competed in.

The first gold medal of the event for Kist came on Friday. She guided Vesper into the Intermediate 4+ Final and on to an impressive victory. Her boat finished in 7:11.578, which was nearly five seconds faster than the silver medalist Vesper B boat.

Kist led two boats into Sunday's finals. She picked up her second gold with the Intermediate 8+, edging TBC Racing by a little over one second to reach the top of the podium. Kist's boat finished with a time of 6:40.809. Next up she was in the coxswain seat for the Senior 4+ event. Racing with the Vesper B boat, Kist took home her third goal with a time of 7:17.462, one second ahead of the Badger Development boat.

In her freshman season, Kist coxed 10 races during the spring. She was primarily with the varsity four, guiding the boat to a pair of victories at the Lake Natoma Invitational as well as the Head of the Lagoon in the fall.


Six Stanford student-athletes were named to the 2014-15 All-Academic Sailing Team, as announced recently by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).

The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2014-15 academic year.

Representing Stanford on the All-Academic team were senior Hans Henken (aeronautics and astronautics), junior Noelle Herring (engineering), senior Haley Kirk (Psychology), junior Axel Sly (Engineering), junior Sammy Steele (Computer Science/Engineering), and junior Yuki Yoshiyasu (Pre-Medicine).

The honorees must be a junior or senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas. A seven-person committee comprised of representatives from conferences in the ICSA evaluates the nominated sailors. This year's All-Academic Team is comprised of 173 members. The cumulative GPA average of the honorees is 3.64.

— Stanford Athletics/Palo Alto Online Sports

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