Sports

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

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Populism: A response to the failure of the elites: Palo Alto edition
By Douglas Moran | 10 comments | 1,661 views

Let's Talk Internships
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,392 views

Mountain View's Hangen Szechuan to close after 25 years
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,263 views

Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,160 views

Zucchini Takeover
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 933 views