June 18, 2007
Stanford's Dylan Carney has been selected as a member of the ESPN Academic All-America Men's At-Large First Team for the University Division, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Carney, a Biological Science major, boasts an amazing 3.97 GPA. He ranked first in the horizontal bar throughout the year with an average score of 9.78 (.380 points ahead of second place). Carney scored the nations highest horizontal bar mark of 9.95 in 2007, and received the NCAA Gymnast of the Week honor for his efforts. He earned an All-American honor for his seventh place finish on the horizontal bar at the National Collegiate Championships, while also winning the MPSF conference horizontal bar title. Carney was named to the MPSF Academic All-Conference team for the third straight year, and in December, he received a travel grant to present the results of his ongoing honors thesis at the annual Abcam Chromatin Structure and Function Conference in the Dominican Republic.
Carney was one of three Stanford male athletes named to the First Team, the most representatives of any school in the nation. Ben Wildman-Tobriner of the men's gymnastics squad and Tanner Gardner of the men's wrestling squad were also honorees.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. Eligible sports for the men's at-large program are fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.