Six gymnasts qualified to the NCAA Individual Event Finals on Sunday
Cardinal finishes second in its semifinal, Penev earns three victories
Cardinal makes 15th consecutive appearance, 30th overall
Stanford finishes second in Collegiate Challenge
Cardinal plays host to four opponents in Collegiate Challenge
Floor Exercise: 15.250
Still Rings: 15.000
As a Sophomore in 2013: Finished 10th on rings with a 14.800 at the NCAA Championships Semifinals (April 19) ... finished ninth on floor (14.750), tied for 11th on rings (14.150) and tied for 12th on vault (14.600) at the MPSF Championships (April 6) ... competed in all 10 meets on floor, and in eight of 10 on rings and vault ... MPSF All-Academic team.
As a Freshman in 2012: Competed once in floor and six times on still rings...posted a 12.800 on floor exercise at UI-Chicago...had season-best 14.050 on still rings at Ohio State...posted scores of 13.700 and 12.950 on still rings at NCAA Qualifiers and Team Finals, respectively.
High School: Competed at Junior Olympic nationals for many years...has been competing in gymnastics since the age of 5...wrestled in high school.
Personal: Parents are Larry and Loretta Levy...has a brother, David.
Getting To Know Michael Levy
|Born in:||Albuquerque, N.M.|
|The best thing about Stanford is:||The people. It seems like everyone has done something amazing and people are very unique.|
|My favorite place on campus is:||White Plaza. It is really nice to sit there and watch everything that is going on.|
|Ten years from now I hope to be:||I just hope I'm happy.|
|My favorite class at Stanford is:||IHUM - Humans and Machines|
|Something people would be surprised to know about me:||I have dual citizenship in the U.S. and U.K. because my dad was born in London.|
|The place I would most like to visit is:||Spain|
|My favorite pre-meet rituals:||Pre-meet nap|
|Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because:||As defending national champions we are going to work our hardest to retain the title. We have a bunch of really dedicated guys that are working to give us the opportunity to claim another national title.|
|The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is:||I really enjoy watching all the seniors from the 2011 team; their performace won Stanford a national title.|
|Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:||A lot in just about every aspect of life.|
|The best book I have ever read is:||Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut or The Once and Future King by T.H. White|
|Favorite food:||Stuffed sopapillas or chicken picatta|
|If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:||Turkey sandwiches|
|Favorite TV show:||Scrubs|
|My favorite musical group/singer is:||Mumford and Sons|
|The best advice I've ever received was:||Hakuna Matata|
|If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be:||Plato, Ulysses S. Grant, Friedrich Nietzsche|
|If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:||Green chile and my dogs|
|If I had one CD to listen to it would be:||I don't use CD's anymore.|