Voting is under way for Stanford Fan Choice Awards

Voting is under way for Stanford Athletics’ FAN CHOICE AWARD COMPETITION. Cardinal fans can vote via Facebook for newcomer of the year, performance of the year and game of the year.

Soccer star Teresa Noyola

For instance, the game of the year nominees, in chronological order of occurrence, are:

  • Oct. 30, 2011 – Football outlasts USC 56-48 in triple overtime
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum witnessed one of the wildest games of the Stanford-USC series this night before Halloween. Fans witnessed two prolific teams combine for 948 yards of offense, 13 touchdowns and 104 points in Stanford’s 56-48 triple-overtime victory.
  • Dec. 4, 2011 – Noyola’s goal clinches soccers first national title
    After coming up short its previous two trips to the College Cup, Stanford Women’s Soccer finally claimed that elusive first title with a 1-0 victory over Duke in the NCAA Championship Game. TERESA NOYOLA’s header in the 53rd minute was enough to give Stanford the victory and stamp the Cardinal as one of the greatest teams of all time.
  • Dec. 20, 2011 – Ogwumikes 42 points, 17 rebounds lead to 97-80 rout of Tennessee
    A sold-out Maples Pavilion crowd witnessed one of the best performances in the career of one of the best players to ever wear a Stanford uniform, as NNEMKADI OGWUMIKE decimated the Tennessee defense for a career-high 42 points with 17 rebounds in Stanford’s 97-80 win. The highly charged atmosphere featured legendary Tennessee head coach PAT SUMMITT making her final trip to Maples Pavilion.
  • Jan. 7, 2012 – Mens basketball plays longest game in program history, beats Oregon State 103-101
    Three hours and eight minutes after the opening tip, the Stanford and Oregon State teams finally walked off the court for good with the Cardinal earning the 103-101 victory in four overtimes, a total of 60 minutes of game time. It was CHASSON RANDLE’s layup with 37 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime that provided the eventual game-winning points.
  • May 13, 2012 – Women’s water polo claims second-straight NCAA title with win over USC
    Standing in the way of the Stanford women’s water polo team and its second-straight NCAA title were the USC Trojans. Two years earlier, the Trojans had defeated the Cardinal 10-9 in the very same pool at San Diego State’s Aztec Aquaplex for the 2010 title. In a tight, hard-fought contest, both teams slugged it out, with neither team leading by more than a goal until PALLAVI MENON, with just over a minute left to play and Stanford clinging to a 5-4 lead, bounced a shot into the cage off the far post to make it 6-4 and clinch the title.

For more information on the contests, visit the Cardinal’s webpages.