Stanford rowers named to all-Pac-12 Conference team


Stanford juniors Ryan Hails and Ryan O'Rourke were named to the All-Pac-12 men's rowing team, the conference announced Monday.

Hails and O'Rourke were each honored by the Pac-12 for the first time in their careers.

Ryan Hails
Hails, a computer science major, and O'Rourke, a mechanical engineering major, were also named to the Pac-12 All-Academic squad last week.

Hails has rowed in the varsity eight all three years, while O'Rourke has competed in the varsity eight each of the last two seasons.

Hails and O'Rourke rowed with the Cardinal varsity eight that placed second in the Petite Final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships earlier this month in New Jersey.

The Cardinal placed eighth overall at the IRA Championships. Hails was the stroke of the varsity eight, while O'Rourke rowed in the three seat.

Stanford also captured the Clayton W. Chapman Trophy, recognizing the Most Improved Team, at the IRA Championships.

Women's crew

Stanford senior Simone Jacobs, junior Ruth Narode, and sophomore Leigh Warner were each named to the All-Pac-12 all-star squad on Monday

All three members of the Cardinal are first-time honorees by the conference. Jacobs and Warner were named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Region and All-America selections as well.

Jacobs (science, technology and society), Narode (human biology) and Warner (undeclared) were also recognized by the Pac-12 on the conference's all-academic squad.

They were members of the Cardinal's varsity eight that placed third in the NCAA championships at Lake Natoma, and defeated eventual NCAA champion California in the Big Row at Redwood Shores.

The varsity eight guided the Cardinal to a fourth-place finish as a team at the NCAA Championships. Jacobs served as the stroke of the varsity eight, while Narode rowed in the three seat and Warner was the coxswain.

— Doug Drabik/Stanford Athletics

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Posted by Stanford mom
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

So why is it that the women honorees are listed after the men? This seems to be a pattern with The Weekly -- always name the men's accolades first and then the women. The Stanford Women's crew team has clearly had a far superior season than the men, though congrats to the men, too. AND, at least two of the women won more awards and the team finished fourth in the NCAA race. You can do better PA Weekly.

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Posted by Rick Eymer
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Thank you for your comment. As an explanation, the women's all-conference list is posted above the men's under scoreboard and there's a picture of Simone Jacobs elsewhere on the front page. There are four other stories on the front page that feature women's photos, which I also had to consider. Women's crew also received their own headline, and added picture, for the five rowers named All-American.

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