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Modi Earns Third National Honor
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/06/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford men’s gymnast Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week for the third time this season, as announced by the organization Thursday.

The national award is the second of Modi’s collegiate career. He received his third Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week award earlier this week.

Modi continued his impressive freshman campaign, leading No. 2 Stanford to its second-highest team score of the season (443.650) at the Collegiate Challenge. He claimed his fourth all-around title of the year and added an individual victory on parallel bars with a 15.800. His all-around score of 91.350 is the highest in the nation this season and the second-highest of any gymnast in the country since 2008 when the current scoring system was implemented.

Modi is the only gymnast in the country to pass the 90.000 mark in the all-around, doing it twice this season. He scored 15.000 or higher in five of six events.

Modi is ranked first in the nation in the all-around with an 89.933 three-score average. His overall season average of 89.487 is more than 1.2 points higher than any gymnast in the country.

Stanford remains home this weekend, playing host to No. 4 Ohio State and No. 10 California on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.


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