Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky plans to swim for Stanford after she graduates from high school next year.
The 17-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland, announced her oral commitment Thursday. She is a junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.
Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle as a 15-year-old at the 2012 London Olympics. She won four gold medals and broke two world records at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona.
Under NCAA rules, Stanford women's coach Greg Meehan can't comment until Ledecky signs a national letter of intent in November.
"It's a place you want to experience,'' commissioner Larry Scott said at a press conference outside the stadium with 49ers CEO Jed York and president Paraag Marathe.
Marathe expects a sellout for the Dec. 5 matchup. The conference plans to re-evaluate the situation after three years. If the neutral site doesn't work, it has the option of returning to the home-hosting model.
Stanford opened the NCAA Eugene (Oregon) Regional with a 4-under 276 and held a four-shot lead. Stanford's Patrick Rogers had the low round, a 4-under 66 for a one-shot lead at Eugene Country Club. San Jose State's Cody Blick, playing as an individual, was tied for 54th with a 76.
The league suspended the Earthquakes' Victor Bernardez, and the defender will miss Saturday's game at Seattle. He was cited for knocking down FC Dallas' David Texeira during San Jose's 2-1 win last weekend.
Staff writers Jon Wilner and Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.