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Stanford Senior Series: Stephanie Gentry
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/04/2008

March 3, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - In our six-part series featuring all six Stanford women's gymnastics senior class, we focus today on Stephanie Gentry. A native of Plano, Tex., Gentry has been a contributor on vault this season recording 9.825's twice throughout the season. Last season she competed on floor and vault, recording 9.850 high's in each event. During her sophomore season she was named to the All Pac-10 Academic Team.

She has helped the Cardinal out to a 9-4 record on the season and a No. 9 national ranking. Elmore will be competing for the final time at home this Friday, Mar. 7 at Maples Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. Come cheer on Gentry and the five other Stanford women's gymnastics seniors for one last time this Friday.

Seven Questions with Stephanie Gentry

1. Why did you choose Stanford?
I chose Stanford University because of its combination of academic and athletic excellence.

2. How has Stanford women's gymnastics changed you since you came in as a freshman?
It has taught me things about life that I didn't know before.

3. What is your most memorable meet these past four years?
Probably NCAA's last year or any meet where we've beaten UCLA.

4. Describe a memorable off the court moment as a team in your time at Stanford?
Our pow wow before NCAA's - it was a very emotional experience, the culmination of everything our team has been through and how much we care about each other.

5. What is your favorite class at Stanford?
Sleep and Dreams, British Politics, and Russian.

6. What is something you would tell any aspiring gymnast?
Work hard and have fun.

7. What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I'm not technically graduating until December 2008 because I am studying abroad in Moscow this fall!!!



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