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The 2020 Stanford Athletic Board Award winners

The full list of SAB Award Winners

In case you missed the broadcast last week, here’s the full list of Stanford Athletic Board Award Winners for 2020.

The Stanford Athletics Board Awards are held annually and celebrate the end of the athletic season while recognizing the accomplishments both that of the team and individual levels.

Thomas W. Ford Award

“Presented to the team whose student-athletes have demonstrated a special commitment to participation in local community outreach programs.”

Lightweight Rowing

The rowing team, though sheltered at home, completed an erg marathon, rowing 26.2 miles while raising money for Feeding America. Put on by senior Claire Smythe, the team rowed together virtually through Zoom during their community outreach.

Bob Murphy Award

“Presented to the student-athlete whose unforgettable performance in an athletic contest secures a place in Stanford Athletics history.”

Ben Hallock, Men’s Water Polo
Katie Meyer, Women’s Soccer

Hallock scored the winning goal against USC in the NCAA Semifinal, pushing the Cardinal into the National Championship game.

Meyer famously stopped UNC in the penalty shootout of the 2019 National Championship, giving the Cardinal the College Cup Final victory.

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Arthur F. Dauer Memorial Sports Performance Award

“Administered by the Director of Sports Performance, this award honors the student-athlete who not only displays maximum effort on and off the field of competition, but also brings out the best in his/her teammates through positive attitude, relentless work ethic and consistent commitment to performance enhancement. The award is given in memory of Arthur F. Dauer ‘69.”

Grace Garcia, Women’s Gymnastics
Alex Ostberg, Men’s Cross Country

Conference Athlete of the Year

Kelsey Bing, Field Hockey
Conor Casey, Men’s Swimming & Diving
Fiona O’Keeffe, Women’s Cross Country
Mia Paulse, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Grant Shoults, Men’s Swimming & Diving

Bing is a three-time America East Goalkeeper of the Year. Paulson was the Pac-12 Diver of the Year. Casey was the Pac-12 champion on the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Shoults was the Pac-12 500-freestyle champion. O’Keeffe was the Pac-12 Cross Country Women’s Athlete of the Year.

Block “S” Outstanding Freshman Award

Ousseni Bouda, Men’s Soccer
Brandon Briones, Men’s Gymnastics
Shane Griffith, Wrestling
Michelle Lahrkamp, Sailing
Tyrell Terry, Men’s Basketball
Real Woods, Wrestling

Bouda was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Lahrkamp won four separate races. Briones was the NCAA All-American on the All-Around and Vault. Terry was a Kyle Macy Freshman All-American and Pac-12 honorable mention. Griffith was a finalist for the Hodge Trophy (wrestling’s Heisman). Woods was a First-Team All-American and Pac-12 Champion at 141 pounds.

Block “S” Outstanding Sophomore Award

Naomi Girma, Women’s Soccer
Lexie Hull, Women’s Basketball
Brody Malone, Men’s Gymnastics

Girma was the College Cup’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Hull was All-Pac-12 both offensively and defensively. Malone was the MPSF Gymnast of the Year for the second-straight season.

Block “S” Outstanding Junior Award

Ella Donaghu, Women’s Cross Country
Brooke Forde, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Kiana Williams, Women’s Basketball
Corinne Zanolli, Field Hockey

Donaghu was an All-American and third-place finisher at the NCAA Championships. Williams was an All-American among WBCA, AP and USBWA. Forde was a Pac-12 Champion in the 400-yard IM and 200 breast and a four-time All-America. Zanolli was the first Cardinal named to the NFHCA First-Team All-American list since 2014.

Spirit of Stanford Award

“Presented to a charismatic student-athlete who excels at his/her sport and is an effective leader on and off the field. Furthermore, this student-athlete is an exemplary teammate, active across campus and in the community, and embraces the values of Stanford University. The award is given in memory of Frankie Albert ‘42.”

Oscar Da Silva, Men’s Basketball
Audriana Fitzmorris, Women’s Volleyball

Da Silva was First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team NABC while also being nominated as a team captain. Fitzmorris is a three-time NCAA Champion and AVCA All-American four times.

Block “S” Honors for Men

“Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA.”

Stephen Moye, Men’s Volleyball

Moye had a 4.00 in bioengineering and planning to research cardiovascular surgery at the Falk Cardiovascular Research Center

Block “S” Honors for Women

“Senior letterwinner with the highest GPA.”

Michaela Keefe, Women’s Volleyball

Keefe had a 4.092 in political science and is going to be a strategy analyst at Altamont Capital Partners in Palo Alto while planning to study abroad in the winter while finishing her Master’s in communication.

Dick and Anne Gould Captain’s Award

“Presented to the senior captain who has exhibited uncommon leadership to his/her team. This award is presented by Dick and Anne Gould in honor of their three “Captain Children”: Karin (USC swimming), Rick (Stanford swimming) and Kim (Harvard volleyball).”

Bailey Perez, Men’s Gymnastics

Perez was a 2020 Nissen-Emery Award finalist and a 2019 NCAA Champion as well as a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship winner.

Jake Gimbel Award

“Best competitive attitude - senior who competes in a male sport.”

Casey Toohill, Football

Toohill was All-Pac-12 Second Team and the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy finalist as well as a team captain on the football team.

Pam Strathairn Award

“Best competitive attitude - senior who competes in a female sport.”

Katie Drabot, Women’s Swimming & Diving

Drabot is a three-time NCAA Champion and a four-time Pac-12 champion as well as 13-time All-American.

Biff Hoffman Award

“Outstanding senior who competes in a male sport.”

Tanner Beason, Men’s Soccer

Beason is a three-time NCAA title winner and four-time Pac-12 champion as well as two-time First-Team All-American.

Stanford Athletics Board Award

“Outstanding senior who competes in a female sport.”

Jenna Gray, Women’s Volleyball
Morgan Hentz, Women’s Volleyball
Kathryn Plummer, Women’s Volleyball

They’re all three-time NCAA Champions and Pac-12 Champions as well as multiple First-Team All-Americans and Honda Award winners in their sport.

Donald Kennedy Award

“Presented to the senior athlete who best exhibits the combination of excellent academics, strong athletic ability, and a commitment to community service.”

Morgan Hentz, Women’s Volleyball
Allie Szekely, Women’s Swimming & Diving

Hentz is a three-time NCAA/Pac-12 Champion as well as a three-time Pac-12 Libero of the Year award winner. Szekely is a three-time NCAA Champion and five-time All-American.

Al Masters Award

“Presented to the Stanford athlete (any year or eligibility) attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement (highest award).”

Catarina Macario, Women’s Soccer
Ben Hallock, Men’s Water Polo

Macario is the MAC Hermann Trophy and Honda Award winner for soccer this year and led the nation in goals, assists and points in 2019. Hallock is a two-time Cutino award winner and back-to-back ACWPC National Player of the Year award winner.

Congratulations to all the Cardinal student-athletes on a great 2019-20 season! Through it all, the Cardinal once again proved to be a force to reckon with across all sports.