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  David Sender
David Sender

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, IL

High School:
Buffalo Grove HS


2007 Season (Junior): Captured the national title on the vault with a score of 9.30 at the NCAA Individual Event Final ... Earned four All-American honors on the year after finishing first on the vault (9.30), fourth on the still rings (9.650), fourth in the All-Around (54.00), and ninth on the pommel horse (8.325)... Helped Stanford to a second place finish at the MPSF Championship with a first place finish on the vault (9.25) and a third place finish in the All-Around (53.60) ... Recorded a career best of 9.55 on the parallel bars at the Pacific Coast Classic ... Notches a career-best score of 9.4 on the high bar against Cal on February 16 ... Recorded a career-best All-Around score of 55.55 at a tri-meet against Penn State and Iowa ... 2007 MPSF Academic All-Conference ... Selected to the USA National Team after impressive showing at the USA National Championships.

2006 Season (Sophomore): A four-time All-American for the Cardinal in 2006 ... Crowned national champion on the vault after scoring 9.562 at the NCAA Individual Event Finals, also finishing fifth on the still rings (9.412), sixth on the parallel bars (8.875) and fifth all-around with a total 54.125 ... Helped Stanford to a third-place finish at the NCAA Team Final after placing sixth on the parallel bars with a career-best 9.350, ninth on the vault (9.325) and tying for fifth on the still rings (9.425) ... Claimed an individual victory on the vault at the MPSF Championship with a score of 9.55, also finishing second on the floor with a score of 9.5 and tying for second all-around with a total of 54.1 ... Tallied season-bests of 9.45 on the rings and 8.75 on the pommel at Oklahoma ... Recorded a career-best 9.35 on the high bar and all-around total of 54.45 at the Pacific Coast Classic ... Posted a career-high 9.65 on the floor exercise at the Temple Invitational ... Selected to the U.S. National Team after finishing fourth at the Winter Cup, scoring 173.9 over two days ... 2006 MPSF Academic All-Conference.

2005 Season (Freshman): Participated in the 2005 U.S. Nationals, finishing second with a two-day all-around score of 105.500 to earn a spot n the U.S. Senior National Team ... Competed in five of six events at the NCAA individual qualifier, advancing to the final for the parallel bars ... Scored season-bests of 9.375 in the floor exercise and 9.275 in the parallel bars during the NCAA individual qualifier ... Finished 10th in the NCAA parallel bar final with a score of 8.925 ... Tallied a season-high 54.5 in the all-around versus Cal ... Recorded seven scores of 9.5 or better throughout the season in the vault, including a 9.683 at the Winter Cup ... Notched a season-best 9.75 on the still rings at the Cardinal Open.

In High School: Competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Anaheim, Calif., in 2004 ... Four-time competitor at the U.S. Championships and two-time vault champion (2002, 2004) ... A five-time Junior Olympic team member ... Claimed first place in the All-Around at the 2004 J.O. National Championships ... Also won the rings and vault title ... Picked up individual event titles at the J.O. National Championships, winning floor and rings in 2003 and floor in 2002 ... Experienced in international competition, helping the U.S. to third-place finishes at the 2003 Japan Invitational in Yokohama and at the 2003 Games in the Dominican Republic ... won individual event titles on rings and vault at the Japan Invitational.

Career Bests:
Floor Exercise - 9.65
Pommel Horse - 9.2
Still Rings - 9.75
Vault - 9.683
Parallel Bars - 9.55
High Bar - 9.4
All-Around - 55.55

Getting To Know David Sender

Getting To Know David Sender

Born:

Parents:

Ira and Bonnie Sender

Major:

Biological Sciences

Nickname:

The best thing about Stanford is:

The weather or the imported palm trees

My favorite place on campus is:

anywhere open field on a sunny, warm day

Ten years from now I hope to be:

A veterinarian. Plus, I plan on saving the world

My favorite class at Stanford:

Human Behavioral Biology

Something people would be surprised to know about me:

I have a pet goldfish that is 8 years old

The place I would most like to visit:

Costa Rica

My favorite pre-meet rituals are:

Eating

Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because:

We are going to completely dominate everyone all year long.

My greatest athletic moment was:

Either going to the Olympic Trials in 2004, or being on the World Championship team in 2006

The athlete I admire most:

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoying watching perform:

Dan Gill

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:

Common sense goes a long way.

Best book I have ever read:

Favorite food:

Skirt steak with mashed potatoes and sauteed mushrooms

Least favorite food:

California pizza

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:

Spaghetti and meat ball because it has everything you need

Favorite movie:

Shrek

Favorite TV show:

Family Guy

Favorite actor:

Favorite actress:

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:

My favorite musical group:

Alkaline Trio

The best advice I ever received was:

Stop complaining!

If I could invite three people to dinner in history, they would be:

Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and Ben Franklin

I'd like to switch places for a day with:

Jason Shen--you never know what's going on in his head

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:

Chicago-style pizza that actually tastes good

If I had one CD to listen to it would be:

A CD with every song ever made


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