June 1, 2007
Stanford senior Dylan Carney has been selected as a member of the ESPN Academic All-District Men's At-Large First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a member of the First Team, he will appear on the ballot for 2007 Academic All-America honors.
Carney holds a 3.97 GPA as a Biological Science major at Stanford. He ranked first in the horizontal bar throughout the year with an average score of 9.78, .380 points ahead of the second place competitor. 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.
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.