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Modi Earns Second Conference Honor
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/21/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford men’s gymnast Akash Modi was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week for the second consecutive week, as announced by the conference Tuesday.

Modi continued to shine in his home debut, helping lead Stanford to a 435.200-426.350 victory over No. 4 California. The freshman from Morganville, N.J., earned individual victories on parallel bars (15.850), floor (15.400) and the all-around (90.100). 

According to the College Gymnastics Association, Modi’s parallel bars score is the fourth-highest collegiate score since the scoring system was adjusted in 2008. His all-around score is 15th-highest since 2008.

Modi finished second on rings (15.150) and pommel horse (14.850), and posted strong scores on high bar (14.500) and vault (14.350).

Stanford has defeated California in nine consecutive meets and will see the Golden Bears again this Saturday, along with defending NCAA champion Michigan, in the Stanford Open at 7 p.m.



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