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Ivana Hong
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif.
High School: Lovejoy
Club: World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Major: Human Biology and Sociology
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Career Highlights

  • Five-time All-American (three beam, two vault)
  • Four-time All-Pac-12 selection (two first-team, two second-team)
  • Two-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (2013, 2015)
  • 2016 AAI Award Semifinalist
  • Four-time NCAA Regional champion (twice in 2013, once in 2015 and 2016) 
  • 2012 Pac-12 Co-Champion on vault
  • Two top-four national finishes on beam at NCAA Championships (2nd, 2015; 4th, 2013)
  • Two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection (2015, 2016)

2016 Season (RS Senior)

  • AAI Award Semifinalist
  • First-team All-American on beam
  • Tied for 12th overall on beam at the NCAA Championships (April 15)
  • All-Pac-12 Second Team on beam
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Pac-12 Specialist of the Week (Feb. 2)
  • Tied for NCAA Ann Arbor Regional title on beam with a 9.900 (April 2)
  • Tied for ninth on bars with a 9.850 at the Pac-12 Championships (March 19)
  • Tied for second on bars with a 9.925 and made her season debut on vault with a 9.850 against No. 7 UCLA and No. 10 Georgia (March 6)
  • Placed third on bars with a 9.850 at Oregon State (Feb. 29)
  • Finished first on bars with a 9.875 against No. 5 Utah (Feb. 20)
  • Tied for second on bars with a 9.875 at Arizona (Feb. 13)
  • Tied for first on bars with a 9.850 against Arizona State (Feb. 8)
  • Tied for the individual victory on beam with a 9.925 and tied for fifth on bars with a 9.900 at the Metroplex Challenge (Jan. 30)
  • Finished first on beam with a 9.925 against No. 23 California and San Jose State (Jan. 24)
  • Tied for first on beam with a 9.900 at No. 15 Georgia (Jan. 18)
  • Tied for third on bars with a 9.850 at the NorCal Classic (Jan. 10)
  • Competed in all 12 meets on bars and beam, four times on vault, and once on floor
  • Hit all four of her vaults for scores of 9.750 or higher
  • Hit all 12 bars performances and 9-of-12 beam routines

2015 Season (RS Junior)

  • First team All-American on beam, second team All-American on bars
  • First team All-Pac-12 on bars
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Second team Regular Season All-American on beam
  • Recorded Stanford's six highest scores on beam and two top-10 scores on bars
  • Hit 92 percent (24-of-26) routines
  • Placed second on beam with a 9.9375 to become the third gymnast in program history to finish second in the event at the NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals (April 19)
  • Finished first on beam (9.975) and tied for second on bars (9.950) at the NCAA Championships Super Six (April 18)
  • Tied for first on beam (9.900), tied for fifth on bars (9.925) and tied for 12th on vault (9.850) at the NCAA Championships Semifinals (April 17)
  • Claimed the NCAA Morgantown Regional title on beam with a 9.950 and tied for third on bars with a 9.900 (April 4)
  • Tied for second on beam (9.925) and tied for 12th on bars (9.875) at the Pac-12 Championships (March 21)
  • Finished third on beam (9.925) and tied for sixth on vars (9.850) at No. 8 UCLA (March 7)
  • Tied for first on bars (9.925) and tied for third on beam (9.850) against No. 25 Washington (March 2)
  • Tied for third on beam with a 9.875 at No. 4 Utah (Feb. 21)
  • Placed first on bars with a 9.975 against No. 13 UCLA (Feb. 14)
  • Finished second on beam with a 9.875 at No. 20 California (Feb. 8)
  • Tied for first on beam (9.925) and finished first on bars (9.900) at Arizona State (Jan. 31)
  • Tied for first on bars with a career-best 9.950 and finished first on beam with a 9.900 (Jan. 18)
  • Claimed an individual victory on beam with a 9.900 at San Jose State (Jan. 9)
  • Tied for second on beam (9.825) and tied for third on bars (9.825) at the NorCal Classic (Jan. 4)

2014 Season (RS Sophomore): Did not compete.

2013 Season (Sophomore)

  • NCAA Norman Regional champion on beam and vault (April 6)
  • All-Pac-12 first team on beam
  • Claimed four victories on beam, two on vault and one on bars
  • Finished second in the all-around at the Pac-12 Championships with a collegiate-best 39.575 (March 23)
  • Set collegiate bests of 9.925 on bars (Pac-12 Championships, March 23) and beam (at Cal, Jan. 26; Cal and Oregon State, March 1)
  • Competed in 10 meets on vault and beam and earned a 9.900 or higher five times in each event
  • Recorded Stanford's highest all-around score (39.575) and tied for the team-best score on vault (9.950)
  • Tied for the team's second-highest scores on beam (9.925, twice) and bars (9.925)
  • NACGC/W regular season second team All-American on beam.

2012 Season (Freshman)

  • Earned two All-America honors as a freshman
  • Was a first-team All-American on the balance beam and second-team on the vault
  • Placed fourth on the beam at the NCAA championships, scoring 9.875 to tie teammate Amanda Spinner and join her as the first Stanford gymnasts other than Carly Janiga to place among the top five in the event
  • Won a share of the Pac-12 vault title along with UCLA's Olivia Courtney, Vanessa Zamarripa, each at 9.950
  • Received All-Pac-12 second-team honors on vault
  • Earned team's season-best score among all events, with a 9.975 on vault at the NCAA Super Six
  • Her score, from the No. 4 position in the lineup, propelled Stanford to a 49.550 -- its best team score of the season in all events and the second-best vault score in school history
  • Was limited by injury early in the season, but competed in all four events in the team season finale and scored 39.475 for the team's best all-around score of the season
  • Competed 12 times on vault, 11 on beam, seven on floor, and once on bars ... earned first collegiate victory on Feb. 12 at Cal, tying for first on beam with a 9.900
  • Earned four first-places during the season, three on vault and one on floor


  • A member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Class of 2013
  • A 2008 U.S. Olympic team alternate
  • Won a World Championships bronze medal on the beam in London in 2009
  • Won international team gold medals while competing for the U.S. at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, and 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Earned a Pan Am bronze in the all-around
  • Captured two U.S. senior elite national titles at the 2009 USA Visa Championships in Dallas - winning the balance beam and vault, and finishing second in the all-around

Club/High School

  • Trained at the renowned World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Plano, Texas, from 2009-11 under Valeri Liukin, father of 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin


  • Daughter of Mike and Michelle Hong
  • Has two sisters, Isabelle and Isadora, and a brother, Preston
  • Mother is a 1981 Stanford graduate
  • Michelle escaped Vietnam in a boat at age 15, the same age her daughter was when vying for a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team
  • Interned at the Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic in 2015
  • Fulfilling a research position with NBC during her senior year (2015-16)
  • Created a gymnastics physical education curriculum to be implemented in local schools in 2015
  • Born in Worcester, Mass.
  • Considering majoring in human biology, economics, or communication.

Career Scores
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2012 9.975 9.875 9.900 9.875 39.475
2013 9.950 9.925 9.925 9.875 39.575
2014 Redshirt year. - - - -
2015 9.850 9.975 9.975 - -
2016 9.850 9.925 9.925 9.7875 39.300
Career Highs 9.975 9.975 9.975 9.875 39.575