Stanford knows how to excite its fans and drive them near exasperation.
Just like Friday’s win against South Carolina the women of Stanford had to fend off a last second shot by Arizona to claim its third national championship.
The radio announcer, after it was finished and done, said Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer looked more relieved than overjoyed. That’s the truth. It’s her third national title since taking over the reins as coach in 1985.
San Francisco Chronicle 4.4.2021
San Antonio, TX. Nearly three decades after the program won its second national title, the Stanford women’s basketball team has earned its third.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – APRIL 04: Members of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate the team’s win against the Arizona Wildcats in the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on April 04, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Stanford’s Haley Jones celebrates her team’s victory over Arizona in the national title game Sunday.
Head coach Tara VanDerveer and the Cardinal withstood a strong defensive effort from Arizona to pull out a 54-53 decision in the championship game in San Antonio on Sunday.