2007 Season (Junior): Had a career season on the Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor...Tallied a season-best 9.925 on the Vault at the Pac-10 Championships...Scored a season-best 9.900 on the Bars in the meet against UCLA...Earned a 9.875 on the Beam at California and a 9.900 at the Tri-Meet in San Jose State...Scored a 39.425 in the All-Around at UCLA...Performed well at the NCAA Regionals, scoring a 9.850 on the Beam and Floor Excercise...Consistently performed at all the major meets...Named Most Improved Gymnast on the squad along with Lauren Elmore...Honored for the third straight season for her excellent work in the classroom by being named an Academic All-American by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC)
2006 Season (Sophomore): One of Stanford's top performers on Floor Exercise and Vault ... Tallied a season-best 9.875 on Floor Exercise against Arizona and Washington ... Also performed on Beam where she collected a season-best 9.850 at UCLA ... Competed at the Pac-10 and NCAA Regional Championships on Floor Exercise and Vault ... Honored for the second straight season for her excellent work in the classroom by being named an Academic All-American by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) ... Also honored academically by being named to the Pac-10 Academic team.
2005 Season (Freshman): Solid performer competed in the all-around five times last season, while participating on vault and floor in all 11 meets ... Posted a personal season-high all-around score of 38.950 at the West Regional in Seattle (4/9), finishing ninth ... Also recorded a personal season-high 9.750 on the balance beam ... Competed on vault, bars, and floor at the Pac-10 Championship (3/26), scoring a 9.750 on vault ... Tied a personal season-high with a 9.750 on bars at the San Jose State tri-meet (3/19) ... Also competed on vault and floor at SJSU ... Was outstanding against Alabama (3/6), registering personal season-highs on vault (9.800) and bars (9.750) ... Finished fifth in the all-around against the Crimson Tide with a score of 38.575 ... Saw action on vault and floor at the Utah Quad (3/4), scoring a 9.775 on vault, and matching a personal season-high on floor with a 9.800 ... Competed in the all-around for the first time since February 4th, finishing third against Arizona State (2/25) ... Set a personal season-high in the all-around with a 38.725 against the Sun Devils ... Set a then-personal season-high on vault with a 9.750 against UCLA (2/18) ... Appeared on vault, bars, and floor at Arizona (2/11), receiving a 9.725 on bars ... Posted an all-around score of 38.550 at Central Michigan (2/4) ... Continued to excel in the floor exercise, receiving a score of 9.800 against the Chippewas ... Captured her first collegiate all-around title against Oregon State (1/28) with a score of 38.675 ... Scored a 9.725 on the beam to place second against the Beavers, and received a 9.775 on the floor exercise to tie for third ... Saw action on vault, beam, and floor exercise in collegiate debut at Washington (1/21) ... Registered a 9.700 on floor against the Huskies.
Club/High School: Two-time Level-10 New Jersey state champion (2003-2004) ... Finished first in the all-around, vault, beam, and floor at the 2003 New Jersey state championships and first in the all-around, floor, and beam in 2004 ... Level-10 Region 7 champion, finishing first in the all-around and beam ... A three-time Level-10 Nationals qualifier ... Established a New Jersey state floor record in 2004 and a state record on the beam in 2003 ... Competed for the Will-Moor School of Gymnastics.
Personal: Born in Minsk, Belarus ... Daughter of Peter and Valentina Pintchouk ... Mother was a member of the Russian national gymnastics team ... Lists competing at the Parkette Invitational as her most exciting experience in sports ... Hobbies include shopping, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and listening to music ... Undeclared major.
Getting To Know Alex Pintchouk
Stanford Gymnastics Will Be Fun To Watch This Year Because: we have an extremely talented group of girls and we are determined to make it a great year
My Greatest Athletic Moment Was: Winning the Pac-10 Championship as a team last year
The Athlete I Admire Most: Michael Jordan
The Current or Former Stanford Athlete I Most Enjoy Watching Perform: Tabitha Yim
Since Coming To Stanford, I Have Learned: There are amazing people all around you if you only stop and get to know them better
Best Book I Have Ever Read: There are too many that I like but anything by Dan Brown is pretty good
My Favorite Class: Introduction to International Relations
If I Had To Cook All Of My Meals, I'd Probably Survive On: Salad and grilled chicken
My Favorite Movie: It's a three way tie: Finding Nemo, Crash, and Friday Night Lights
My Favorite TV Show: Nip/Tuck, I'm totally addicted
My Favorite Musical Group: I just like a random mix of things
Favorite Actor: I don't really have one but the first actor that comes to mind is Johnny Depp
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
The Best Advice I Ever Received Was: Live, laugh, love.
My Ultimate SportsCenter Highlight Would Be: winning an NCAA championship as a team and winning the all-around
The Person Or People Who Have Had The Greatest Influence In My Career: my mom and my closest friends
If I Could Invite Three People To Dinner In History, They Would Be: My friend Steve, my grandpa, and whoever else would like to join
My Advice To Youngsters: Don't try to grow up too fast, you are only a kid once
I'd Like To Switch Places For A Day With: some princess
If I Had One CD TO Listen To It Would Be: A mix my friend made from back home, just makes you feel good
If I Could Bring Anything From My Hometown To Stanford It Would Be: My mom; but if it had to be a thing either my bed or a WaWa (if you're from the East Coast, you know what I mean)
One Wish I Would Make For The 21st Century: Peace and a healthier environment