March 11, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Stanford gymnastics great Carly Janiga was awarded the 2009-10 Pacific-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal on Thursday at a breakfast held in conjunction with the conference men's and women's basketball tournaments.
Janiga was recognized as Stanford's outstanding senior female student-athletes for the 2009-10 academic year based on the combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.
Janiga graduated last spring and now is in the midst of Stanford's demanding Teacher Education Program.
Last season, the Arizona native became Stanford's first NCAA individual gymnastics champion since 1998 by winning the uneven bars title. She also tied for second on the balance beam and was third in the all-around -- both Stanford's highest-ever finishes in those events.
With three more first-team All-America honors, Janiga totaled nine for her career, tying for third among all-time Stanford gymnasts. She also shined academically, winning the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for women's gymnastics, an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, and Scholastic All-America honors.
Janiga joined Stanford's male winner, football's Toby Gerhart, as the school's Tom Hansen Medal recipients. Conference medals are awarded annually to student-athletes from each member institution.