Stanford College President Marc Tessier-Lavigne met with alumni advocacy group 36 Sports activities Sturdy, sparking optimism that 11 sports activities might be reinstated.
Stanford introduced final summer time that it might be slicing 11 varsity sports activities, together with synchronized swimming and aquatic-adjacent sports activities rowing and crusing. Different sports activities reduce have been wrestling, males’s volleyball, squash, discipline hockey and girls’s fencing.
That comes throughout a 12 months that was brutal on Olympic and non-revenue sports activities on the faculty stage, with a number of Division I swimming & diving applications reduce amid monetary points within the coronavirus pandemic.
However The Stanford Each day stories that either side say they’re optimistic after the assembly between the varsity president and the alumni group.
“We imagine President Tessier-Lavigne and the Board’s Athletics subcommittee try to guide an earnest effort to evaluate the choice,” stated 36 Sports activities Sturdy consultant Jeremy Jacobs within the Each day story. “We sit up for persevering with the dialog about how this plan will work for Stanford college students.”
The college stated that Tessier-Lavigne and 36 Sports activities Sturdy had “a substantive and really informative change,” per the Stanford Each day.
The group has raised greater than $50 million between pledges and current endowments, and hopes to self-endow the 11 reduce applications. 36 Sports activities Sturdy lists a number of big-name aquatic representatives amongst its ranks:
- Olympic swimming champ Janet Evans
- Olympic swimming champ Summer season Sanders
- Olympic swimming champ Mike Bruner
- Olympic swimming champ Jay Mortensen
- Olympic swimmer John Moffet
- Olympic swimmer Anthony Mosse
- Olympic diver Kassidy Cook dinner
- Water polo Olympic champ Maggie Steffens
- Water polo Olympic champ Wolf Wigo
- Water polo Olympian Tony Azevedo
- Water polo Olympian Peter Hudnut
- Water polo Olympian Peter Varellas
- Olympic synchronized swimmer Heather Olson
- Nationwide synchronized swimming champ Morgan Fuller Kolsrud