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  Gabriel Alvarado
Gabriel Alvarado

Player Profile
RS Senior

Pinecrest, Fla.

High School:
Gulliver Prep





Stanford Qualifies for NCAA Championships Finals

Cardinal finishes second in its semifinal, Penev earns three victories


Stanford Finishes Second at MPSF Tournament

Penev and Foreman earn conference titles


Men's Gymnastics Season Outlook: Pursuing Excellence

Stanford begins pursuit of sixth NCAA Championship


Six Earn All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors

Three earn first team honors, while three others were named to the second team


2011-12 Sport-by-Sport Recaps

Relive 2011-2012 seasons for all 35 Stanford sports.

Collegiate Bests:
Pommel Horse: 15.300
Still Rings: 13.250

As a Redshirt Senior in 2013: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... placed seventh on pommel horse at the NCAA Championships Semifinals with a 14.550 (April 19) ... finished fourth at the MPSF Championships on pommel horse with a 14.200 (April 6) ... scored a season-best 14.750 on pommel horse in the Stanford Open (Jan. 19) ... competed in all ten meets on pommel horse ... MPSF All-Academic team.

As a Redshirt Junior in 2012: Competed twelve times on pommel horse...posted career-high score of 15.300 at the Stanford Showdown and at UIC-Chicago...posted scores of 15.200 against Cal and at Ohio State...scored 14.750 in first home meet of season against Cal...had 14.800 at NCAA Finals...MPSF All-Academic selection.

As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2011: Competed nine times in the pommel horse ... recorded a season best in the event at the Gold Country Classic for a second straight year, with a score of 15.100 ... posted 13.500 in the pommel horse at the MPSF Championships ... MPSF All-Academic selection.

As a Redshirt Freshman in 2010: Earned season bests at the Gold Country Classic on pommel horse (13.250) and still rings (13.250) ... scored 12.000 on pommel horse and 12.600 on still rings at the Stanford Open.

As a Freshman in 2009: Redshirted.

High School: A three-time first-team USA Gymnastics Academic All-American (2005-08) ... a Junior Olympic (JO) Nationals qualifier from 2004-08 ... qualified for pommel horse and all-around finals at the JO Nationals from 2005-07 ... a member of the Florida state team that took first place in the Region VIII Championships in 2006 and 2008 ... took second place with a 13.4 on pommel horse and third in all-around with a 79.4 at the 2008 Florida State Championships ... trained at the South Miami Gymnastics Center from 2002-07 with coaches Norlan Perez and Antonio Juan, and also at the Florida Gymnastics Training Center with Perez ... valedictorian of the Gulliver Prep class of '08 ... earned the Headmaster's award for Outstanding Academic Achievement all four years, the Gulliver's Scholar for Excellence in Algebra II and Trigonometry, Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Physics, and AP Government and Politics ... an AP Scholar with Distinction ... a National Merit Commended Student ... a National Hispanic Scholar finalist.

Personal: Parents are Nelson and Lillian Alvarado ... majoring in economics.

Getting To Know Gabriel Alvarado

Born in: Miami, Fla.
Major: Economics
Nickname: Gabe
The best thing about Stanford is: The palm trees remind me of home
My favorite place on campus is: My room
Ten years from now I hope to be: Benefiting from my Stanford education
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I am originally from Peru
The place I would most like to visit is: Greece
My favorite pre-meet rituals are: Clear my mind, relax, and hang out
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because: We will win
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is: Sho Nakamori
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To write a lot of papers
The best book I have ever read is: Lord of the Flies
Favorite food: Lomo Saltado
Least favorite food: Fetal duck eggs
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Steak
Favorite movie: The Departed
Favorite TV show: Entourage
Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman
Favorite actress: Charlize Theron
My favorite musical group/singer is: Red Hot Chili Peppers
The best advice I've ever received was: Take risks, don't be afraid to mess up
If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be: Leonardo da Vinci, Antoni Gaudi, and Ferdinand Porsche
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: The beach or my car