Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach Tara VanDerveer, who was recently inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, received the Phyllis Bailey Career Achievement Award from Ohio State's Varsity "O" Women's Alumnae Society, as reported by Stanford’s Official Site.
Phyllis Bailey holds a special place in Tara VanDerveer’s heart. Bailey was the first one to give Tara a position as an assistant basketball coach fresh out of college, as well as helping to advance women’s collegiate athletics. In fact, the award is in part given to someone who advances women’s athletics, which we all know TVD has done throughout her career.
In other Stanford news:
Stanford is inducting nine members into their Athletic Hall of Fame, most notable (to C and R, anyway) are beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh and Women’s Basketball players Trisha Stevens. Kerri Walsh led Stanford to two National Titles in indoor Volleyball and won back-to-back gold medals in beach volleyball in 2004 and 2008. Trisha Stevens was a member of Tara VanDerveer’s first National Championship in 1990. She led the team in scoring.
And oh, Stanford Women’s Soccer is playing Santa Clara at Buck Shaw Stadium, about a mile from R’s house, on Sunday, September 18th at 8 PM. You know C and R will be there! If you can’t, follow our live updates about the game on Twitter.