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Sports - June 28, 2019

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A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION . . . Former Stanford star Brandon Wulff, drafted in the 17th round of this year's Major League First-Year Player Draft, hit a grand slam on Wednesday for his first professional hit. Wulff, appearing in his second game with the Ogden Raptors, came up with the bases loaded in the top of the first inning against Rocky Mountain Vibes starter Michele Vassalotti and drove an 0-1 delivery over the center field fence at UCHealth Park in Colorado Springs. The drive, estimated at 452 feet, helped the Raptors beat Rocky Mountain 12-5.

MEDAL COUNT . . . The Pac-12 Conference announced Stanford's Harrison Williams (men's track and field) and Ella Eastin (women's swimming) were selected to receive the Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal, which is awarded annually to each institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. Williams capped his collegiate track and field career with a runner-up finish in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning his sixth first-team All-America honor. Eastin earned six All-America honorsand led Stanford to its third straight Pac-12 and NCAA championship. She won national titles in the 400 IM and 800 free relay

FOOTBALL TRANSACTION . . . Stanford Director of Football David Shaw announced Tuesday that Cullen Carroll has been named the Director of Football Sports Performance. Carroll is entering his sixth season working with Stanford football. Carroll began his time with the Cardinal as an intern in 2014 before moving into his current role.

GOLFING TIP . . . Stanford University's director of women's golf Anne Walker announced the hiring of Maddie Sheils as the program's newest assistant coach. Sheils, who enjoyed a six-year professional golf career, joins the staff to replace Associate Head Coach Lauren Dobashi, who last week announced that she had chosen to pursue other career opportunities after six seasons on staff. Sheils played four years on the Symetra Tour, earning a victory at the 2015 FireKeeper's Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was a rookie on the LPGA Tour in 2017. Her best finish came at the 2017 Marathon Classic in Toledo, Ohio. During her two seasons on the LPGA Tour, Sheils qualified for 24 events and made nine cuts.

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