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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maverick Handley has struck quite the impressive balance as a Stanford student-athlete playing baseball and pursuing a future in medicine. Even his teammates and coaches don't know how he does it, using every hour in the day to make himself better. He's planning to get drafted next week and to first pursue a professional career, then one day go to medical school.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Stanford took control on the back nine of the opening two matches and beat Texas to win the NCAA championship for the ninth time. The Cardinal last won the NCAA title in 2007, two years before the format switched to match play.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — TCU's Jamie Dixon says he made the decision to stay at his alma mater instead of going home to coach at UCLA. Dixon says UCLA was prepared to take care of the hefty buyout in his contract. The coach said at the Big 12 spring meetings that he's always been happy at TCU and that hasn't changed after three seasons. He says the UCLA job was one he had to look at last month. His aging parents and his wife's family still live in the Los Angeles area.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Minnesota broke through to reach the Women's College World Series for the first time in school history this season. The Golden Gophers will play UCLA on Thursday. In other opening day matchups, No. 1 seed Oklahoma will play Alabama, Oklahoma State will play Florida State, and Washington will face Arizona.
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