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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Non-EDD news out of Delaware: Stanford honors Whiting, teammates
Early in Val Whiting's freshman year at Stanford University, the coach of the school's NCAA championship swim teams spoke to Whiting and her basketball teammates about the secret to becoming the best in the country.

Stanford had never won an NCAA women's basketball title, but knew it had the makings of a top team.

"He talked to us about how the mentality of a team striving to be a champion is different than somebody just happy just to be there," Whiting recalled Friday. "That just made us work harder and have more fun. It really turned our season around. Everybody's mentality changed."