Stanford's VanDerveer honored with achievement award


Stanford's women's basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer will be honored with the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award and the organization's 2nd Annual Game Changer Awards on Tuesday night at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

VanDerveer's award will be presented by former Stanford All-American and current University of San Francisco head women's coach Jennifer Azzi, the former Cardinal All-American.

The event supports Coaching Corps' mission to provide youth from under-resourced communities access to trained coaches and the benefits of sports activities and team-based learning.

Additional presenters include NBA MVP Stephen Curry, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The ceremony will air on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

The 2nd Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards is hosted by CSN Bay Area's Dave Feldman and Ahmed Fareed, along with Stanford alumna Ros Gold-Onwude.

In a storied 37-year coaching career, VanDerveer has established herself as one of the top coaches in the history of collegiate and international women's basketball, and been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011) and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2002).

An ambassador for both Stanford University and the sport of college basketball, VanDerveer has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success through an energetic and positive approach to the game. A four-time national coach of the year and 14-time Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year, VanDerveer, who prior to coming to Stanford served as head coach for a combined seven seasons at Idaho (1978-80) and Ohio State (1980-85), has accumulated an impressive 968-222 (.813) record in her 37 years as a collegiate head coach and an 815-171 (.827) record over 30 seasons at Stanford.

In November 2013, VanDerveer became just the fifth college women's basketball coach to win 900 career games. Last March she won her 800th game at Stanford, becoming the 10th college basketball coach -– men's or women's – with that many victories at a single Division I school. The third-winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball history, VanDerveer is 32 victories away from joining Pat Summitt as the only coaches with 1,000 career wins.

Men's water polo

Fifteen Stanford student-athletes were named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Scholar-Athletes, MPSF Executive Director, Al Baird announced. The Cardinal totaled the most Scholar-Athletes of any school in the conference.

Adam Abdulhamid, Griffin Bolan, Bret Bonanni, Reid Chase, BJ Churnside, Drew Holland, Jackson Kimbell, Mitchell Mendoza, Justin Roberto, Cody Smith, Sam Pfeil, Connor Stapleton, Kyle Weikert, Harrison Enright and Adam Warmoth were recognized for their combined work athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible, students must have a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average, be at least a sophomore academically and have spent at least one academic year at the institution and must have competed in fifty percent of their team's competition this season.

— Stanford Athletics

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Posted by John
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Stanford is lucky to have her as a coach. However, it musts be more than luck, because they have a lot of good coaches.

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