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Modi MPSF Gymnast of the Year
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/30/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford freshman gymnast Akash Modi was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Year and head coach Thom Glielmi received Co-Coach of the Year honors, as announced by the conference this weekend.

Modi had a terrific debut season, leading Stanford with 13 individual victories. He earned conference titles in the all-around (89.650) and parallel bars (15.800) at the MPSF Championships. Modi led the conference with four MPSF and four national gymnast of the week honors.

Modi finished the regular season ranked first in the nation in the all-around with a four-score average of 88.867. He is the only gymnast in the country to score over 90.000 in the all-around, doing it twice, recording a season-high 91.350 at the Collegiate Challenge (March 1).

Modi is also ranked in the top 10 in the nation on floor (fourth, 15.367 four-score average), pommel horse (eighth, 14.933), vault (10th, 15.083) and parallel bars (third, 15.367). He was incredibly consistent for the Cardinal, competing in 36 of 42 possible events on the season. He scored 14.150 or higher in 35 of 36 routines, and 15.050 or higher in 21 performances.

Glielmi earned the second MPSF Coach of the Year selection of his career and shared the honor with Air Force head coach Kip Simons. Glielmi has led Stanford to a third-place ranking overall and the Cardinal is in the top-10 in the nation on high bar (T-2nd, 73.117), rings (3rd, 74.600), pommel horse (4th, 72.583), vault (4th, 74.267), parallel bars (4th, 73.650) and floor (7th, 73.283).

Under Glielmi’s direction, five Stanford gymnasts are ranked in the top-10 in their respective events, including Modi who is ranked first in the all-around.

Stanford finished second at the MPSF Championships and will pursue its sixth NCAA Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 10-12.



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