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Five Stanford Gymnasts Make All-Pac-10 Team
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/23/2011

March 23, 2011

STANFORD, Calif. -

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Seniors Shelley Alexander and Danielle Ikoma led a group of five Stanford athletes named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference women’s gymnastics team, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday.

The honor was the first for Ikoma, who earned the recognition for her performance in the all-around during her first season attempting the discipline.

She was among four Cardinal to be named to the first team. The others are Alexander (all-around), junior Alyssa Brown (balance beam), and sophomore Ashley Morgan (floor exercise). Junior Nicole Pechanec earned her second consecutive second-team honor on floor.

Ikoma scored 39 points or more four times, including in her final home meet when she scored a personal best 39.275 against Arizona State to earn her first all-around victory.

Alexander earned her third first-team conference honor and first in the all-around. She won all-conference honors on vault and floor in 2009. Alexander scored a season-best 39.400 in a tri-meet against Michigan and Nebraka, and won three all-around competitions during the season.

Brown earned her first first-team honor after receiving second-team honors on beam last season. Brown holds the vital leadoff spot on Stanford’s beam team and has been steady all season, winning two competitions.

Morgan has been Stanford’s breakout star this season, tying for the Pac-10 title on floor to extend her winning streak in the event to nine consecutive meets. Morgan has the nation’s highest season average on floor, at 9.915, which is the highest for any Pac-10 competitor in any event. This is Morgan’s second all-conference honor and first time on first team.

Pechanec’s average score on floor is 9.825, which is fourth-highest in the Pac-10.

The total of four first-team honorees is the most for Stanford since Kelly Fee, Carly Janiga, Nicole Ourada, and Tabitha Yim received first-team honors in 2007.

 


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