Last night at the ESPYs, Stanford took home both the men’s and the women’s Capital One Cup, becoming the first school to claim trophy on both sides of the standings.
Both the men’s and women’s athletics programs were the top performing Division I programs in the nation, as the women’s programs captured a record 5th cup, while it was the Cardinal men’s second cup.
With these victories, Stanford earned $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships ($200K per program) and was honored at the 26th ESPYS by former Stanford stars Nneka Ogwumike and Zach Ertz.
The Stanford men took home the title thanks to a third-consecutive national championship in soccer, along with impressive spring runs in outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, and tennis. The Cardinal finished at the top of the standings with 95 Capital One Cup points and were followed by Alabama at No. 2.
On the women’s side, swimming and diving took home their second-consecutive national championship, while the soccer team captured their second DI Women’s Soccer Championship. The Cardinal women also won their 19th national championship in women’s tennis. Earning a total of 175 Capital One Cup points to clinch the Cup, the Cardinal women held off second place UCLA by more than 40 points.