Ledecky named one of TIME's 30 most influential teenagers


Stanford senior golfer Maverick McNealy maintained his No. 1 position in the World Amateur Golf Rankings released following last weekend's action, but Cardinal freshman Andrea Lee rose to No. 7 in the world after a second-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate.

Stanford fielded two teams for its tournament, and 'B' team member Albane Valenzuela, an Olympian, is also high up on the world rankings, checking in at No. 4. The freshman, representing Switzerland, was the top amateur finisher at the Rio Olympics.

Women's swimming

Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky joins teenagers Maddie Ziegler, Simone Biles, Yusra Mardini, and President Barack Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia on TIME magazine's list of the 30 most influential teenagers.

The list can be found here.

TIME writer Alice Park wrote, "when Ledecky swims, few question whether she will win her race. Instead, they wonder whether she will set another world record, obliterating the previous one, which she herself set just a few months before — because that’s exactly what Ledecky did at the Rio Olympics, twice, cementing her status as one of the greatest swimmers in history. Odds are good she’ll be similarly dominant at the next Summer Games in Tokyo. For now, though, the Stanford freshman is focused on a different challenge: experiencing life as a college student."

Men's basketball

Stanford grad Dwight Powell is featured in a video produced by the Toronto Star. The current Team Canada member and Dallas Maverick, talked about growing up in Toronto and his commitment to basketball.

The full video can be found her.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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