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Six Stanford Gymnasts Earn All-Academic Honors
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/08/2011

April 8, 2011

STANFORD, Calif. -

Complete Pac-10 All-Academic team in PDF Format

Stanford senior captain Danielle Ikoma was named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic first team and was one of six Cardinal women's gymnasts to receive all-conference recognition.

All three senior captains were among the Stanford gymnasts so honored, with Ikoma, a biology major with a 3.47 cumulative grade-point average, the only to receive first-team honors. Fellow seniors Shelley Alexander and Allyse Ishino received second-team honors.

Nicole Pechanec, a junior, also was named to the second team. And sophomores Nicole Dayton and Ashley Morgan received honorable mention honors.

To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.

Each Pac-10 institution nominates one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-10 staff members at the conclusion of each sport's regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.

For Ikoma, the all-academic honor is the second of her collegiate career, having earned second-team honors last season. For Ishino, it was her third consecutive honor. It was the second for Alexander and Pechanec, and the first for Dayton and Morgan.

Here is a list of Stanford's All-Academic selections:


Name Year Major GPA
First Team
Danielle Ikoma Senior Biology 3.47
Second Team
Shelley Alexander Senior Science, Technology, and Society 3.40
Allyse Ishino Senior Human Biology 3.30
Nicole Pechanec Junior Engineering 3.29
Honorable Mention
Nicole Dayton Sophomore undecided 3.12
Ashley Morgan Sophomore undecided 3.28



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