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  Paul Hichwa
Paul Hichwa

Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Iowa City, Iowa

High School:
Iowa City

Height:
5-7

Event:
FX, ST, V, PB

Experience:
2V

Events:
FX, SR, V, PB

04/20/2013

Stanford Finishes Third at NCAA Championships

Six gymnasts qualified to the NCAA Individual Event Finals on Sunday

04/19/2013

Stanford Qualifies for NCAA Championships Finals

Cardinal finishes second in its semifinal, Penev earns three victories

04/18/2013

Stanford Pursues Sixth NCAA Championship

Cardinal makes 15th consecutive appearance, 30th overall

04/05/2013

Stanford Pursues Fifth MPSF Championship Saturday

All four MPSF teams ranked in top 11 in the nation

03/25/2013

Spring Break Norway: Day Five

Cale Robinson and Sean Senters blog about the team's trip to Norway

**All-American**

Collegiate Bests:
Floor Exercise: 15.200
Vault: 14.800
Parallel Bars: 14.250
High Bar: 15.300

As a Redshirt Junior in 2013: Finished ninth on high bar with a 14.300 at the NCAA Championships Semifinals (April 19) ... earned career-bests of 15.300 on high bar and 15.200 on floor against Army and Springfield (March 9) ... claimed first high bar victory on the season against Cal (Feb. 17) with a 15.150, and his second against Army and Springfield (March 9) with a 15.300 ... earned a first-place finish on vault against California with a 14.800 on Feb. 23 ... recorded Stanford's top-two scores on high bar ... competed in 10 meets on high bar, nine on floor, four on vault and one on parallel bars ... MPSF All-Academic team.

As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2012: Recorded 15.000 on floor exercise in first meet of season at Cal...also had a 14.900 on floor at Illinois...posted career-highs of 14.450 on vault versus Cal and at the Stanford Showdown...posted a 14.800 on high bar versus Cal and Oklahoma...posted career-high on floor exercise at NCAA Team Finals, posting a 15.200...also posted a 15.050 at NCAA Individual Finals, earning All-American honors...MPSF All-Academic selection.

As a Redshirt Freshman in 2011: Competed for Stanford in all 11 team meets in the horizontal bar, as well as six times in the floor ... turned in his best performances mid-season, posting scores of 14.300 or better in the horizontal bar for five straight weeks ... notched a 15.200 in the horizontal bar against Nebraska for his first collegiate score over 15 ... MPSF All-Academic selection.

As a Freshman in 2010: Redshirted.

High School: A five-time Junior Olympics National competitor...two-time Iowa Gymnast of the Year...was a two-time state champion and two-time regional team member.

Personal: Son of Richard and Mary Beth Hichwa... Father, Richard, played soccer at Notre Dame...has two sisters...major is undecided.

Getting To Know Paul Hichwa

Born in: Iowa City, Iowa
Major: Bioengineering
The best thing about Stanford is: The people
My favorite place on campus is: My bed
Ten years from now I hope to be: Working at a job I don't mind
My favorite class at Stanford is: Chem 33: Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry
The place I would most like to visit is: Patagonia or China
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because: We are a young team with a great amount of potential
My greatest athletic moment was: Winning the 2011 NCAA championship with my teammates
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is: Dan Gill `04
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Grades aren't everything
The best book I have ever read is: Ender's game
Favorite food: Apples or Panda Express
Least favorite food: Banana bread
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Peanut butter sandwiches
Favorite movie: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite actress: Natalie Portman
My ultimate ESPN SportsCenter highlight would be: Stanford men's gymnastics winning back-to-back NCAA championships
My favorite musical group/singer is: Modest Mouse
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: Panchero's Mexican Grill
If I had one CD to listen to it would be: The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse

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