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Stanford has two wrestlers on the Pac-12 All-Century Team

 

Stanford placed two athletes on the Pac-12 Wrestling All-Century Team, which was revealed by the Pac-12 Networks on 'Pac-12 Sports Report' Monday night. The list includes five Olympians and several national champions.

Representing the Cardinal on the 28-member squad are Tanner Gardner (2003-08) and Matt Gentry (2000-05). In each of the 10 weight classes, the two wrestlers who received the most votes made the All-Century Team. Eight additional "wild-card" wrestlers were selected by a second vote of the remaining nominees.


The team was voted on by a panel of 20 experts, including coaches, wrestlers, administrators and members of the media. Oregon State's Les Gutches (1993-1996) and CSU Bakersfield's Stephen Neal (1996-1999) are the Co-Wrestlers of the Century, while the Beavers' Dale Thomas (1956-1990) was named the Coach of the Century.

Gardner was the first three-time NCAA All-American in school history -- placing fifth in 2008, seventh in 2007 and eighth in 2006. He was a four-time NCAA qualifier and two-time Pac-10 champion (2007, 2008). Gardner owns all-time Stanford records for career wins (145), single-season wins (43) and single-season pins (19) while ranking second in career pins (40). He is the only Stanford wrestler to post multiple 40-win seasons in addition to being a three-time Academic All-American.

Gentry remains as Stanford's only NCAA champion, posting a a 42-0 season in 2004 to earn the national title. He was a four-time NCAA qualifier, the 2004 Pac-10 champion and Wrestler of the Year and a three-time Pac-10 finalist. Gentry still holds the school record for longest winning streak (64 matches). He set school records for career wins (138), single-season wins (42) and most team points in a season (171.5).

Gentry was a two-time Olympian, representing Canada in 2008 and 2012, finishing fifth at 74kg Freestyle in the 2012 Olympic Games. A three-time Academic All-American, Gentry became just the second Stanford wrestler inducted into Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, joining Vern Jones.

Women's golf

Stanford received strong showings from senior All-Americans Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse to place 10th on Tuesday in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at stormy English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans, La.

The Cardinal closed with an 11-over-par score of 299 to complete the 54-hole event at 24-over 888 (296-293-299). Florida won the team title with a 2-under-par score of 862.

Kim recorded rounds of 68-70-75 to finish at 3-under 213 to secure sixth, two shots behind co-winners Sarah Burnham of Michigan State and Sydney Cavin of LSU. It was the third consecutive top-10 and fourth of the season for Kim, a science, technology and society major from Los Altos.

Stackhouse tied for seventh after a final-round 73 at 2-under 214 (69-72-73). A communication major from Riverdale, Ga., she now has two-straight top-10's and three in 2015-16.

Sophomore Shannon Aubert (78-75-74) tied for 55th at 11-over 227. Junior Casey Danielson (81-76-79) finished 78th at 20-over 236, while junior Quirine Eijkenboom (81-84-77) tied for 84th at 26-over 242.

Stanford resumes competition Feb. 29 at the Bruin Wave Invitational in San Luis Obispo.

Men's soccer

Oige Kennedy, a two-time NCAA Division II national champion head coach at Fort Lewis College, has been added to the Stanford men's soccer staff as an assistant coach, Jeremy Gunn announced Tuesday.

Kennedy, who amassed a 102-37-9 overall record in seven seasons leading the Skyhawks, won national championships in 2009 and 2011 and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) regular-season and postseason crowns those same seasons.

In January 2012, he became the second Fort Lewis head man to be named NSCAA Division II Coach of the Year. Gunn earned the accolade in 2005 after guiding the Skyhawks to their first national crown.

Prior to coming to Fort Lewis, Kennedy played four years as a professional in Europe. He played several seasons for Ireland's national youth teams. He also captained the Irish University team for two years.

Softball

Stanford's Kayla Bonstrom was named a Senior CLASS Award Top-30 finalist, as announced recently by the organization.

Bonstrom was a 2015 NFCA Second Team All-American and a NFCA First Team All-West Region selection at first base. She is a three-time All-Pac-12 selection and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2015.

Bonstrom registered one of the best individual seasons in Stanford history during 2015, finishing in the top-11 in program history in multiple single-season categories including batting average (5th, .439), home runs (T-5th, 13), RBI (T-7th, 54), doubles (11th, 16) and fielding percentage (T-2nd, .997).

Bonstrom recorded the highest single-season slugging percentage in Stanford history (.806) – becoming the first Cardinal player to ever break the .800 mark. Bonstrom was named to the 2015 Pac-12 All-Defense Team, making just one error in 381 chances.

Bonstrom was a 2015 Capital One Academic All-American and Capital One Academic All-District Team District 8 selection. She is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection and a 2015 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.

— Stanford Athletics

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