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Going for Six
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/08/2014

NCAA Championships
Crisler Center • Ann Arbor, Mich.
Web Stream • A free web stream will be available via GoStanford.com.
Live Stats • Score updates will be provided for each session via GoStanford.com.
Tickets • All-session, single-session and group tickets are available.

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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 4 Stanford will pursue its sixth national title at the NCAA Championships this weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Cardinal claimed NCAA titles in 1992, 1993, 1995, 2009 and 2011.

Stanford (8-4) begins the competition Thursday at 10 a.m. (PT) in Session I and will compete against No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 5 Illinois, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 California and No. 12 William and Mary. The teams with the top three scores in Session I and II will advance to the NCAA Finals on Friday at 4 p.m.

Stanford is coming off its third consecutive second-place finish at the MPSF Championships. The Cardinal had a slow start on pommel horse but finished strong to earn a team score of 436.700.

NCAA Championships Schedule
Thursday, April 10 – NCAA Championships Semifinals
• Session I (10 a.m. PT): No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Illinois, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 California, No. 12 William and Mary
• Session II (4 p.m. PT): No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 10 Air Force, No. 11 Nebraska

Friday, April 11 – NCAA Championships Finals
• Session III (4 p.m. PT)

Saturday, April 12 – NCAA Championships Individual Finals
• Session IV (4 p.m. PT)

Follow the Action
• The three-day competition will be streamed live on NCAA.com and live stats will be provided via GoStanford.com. Fans can follow along on Twitter @StanfordMGym and #gostanford.

Cardinal Update
• Stanford has been strong all season has excelled in the second half of the year. In its past four competitions, the Cardinal scored 445.150 at the Metroplex Challenge to defeat No. 1 Oklahoma (Feb. 14), posted a 443.650 to defeat No. 10 California (March 1), recorded a season-best 446.450 to knock off No. 4 Ohio State and California (March 8), and earned a second-place finish at the MPSF Championships with a 436.700 (March 29).

• Stanford finished first on parallel bars (74.450) and high bar (73.850) at the MPSF Championships. The Cardinal also had a great meet on rings, scoring a season-best 75.650.

• Akash Modi claimed MPSF titles in the all-around (89.650) and parallel bars (15.800). Modi’s score in the all-around was more than two points better than the second-place finisher. He finished in the top 10 in six of seven events including the all-around, parallel bars, high bar (3rd, 14.900) vault (T-4th, 15.050), floor (5th, 15.200) and rings (6th, 15.000).

• Modi was named the MPSF Gymnast of the Year. He led Stanford with 13 individual victories and led the conference with four MPSF and four national gymnast of the week honors. Modi is the only gymnast in the country to pass the 90.000 mark in the all-around and has done it twice this season. He is ranked first in the country with an 89.062 national-qualifying average.

• Head coach Thom Glielmi was named the MPSF Coach of the Year for the second time in his career and shared this year’s honor with Air Force’s Kip Simons. Glielmi has led Stanford to a fourth-place overall ranking and the Cardinal is in the top-10 in the nation on parallel bars (2nd, 73.850), high bar (2nd, 73.300), rings (3rd, 74.863), vault (4th, 74.075), pommel horse (5th, 71.600) and floor (10th, 72.613).

• Paul Hichwa scored a career-high 15.450 on high bar to earn the MPSF title. He has scored three of Stanford’s top-10 scores in the event on the season.

• Zaremski scored a career-high 16.150 on rings to finish second at the conference tournament. Zaremski has accumulated three victories on rings and two on parallel bars this season. He holds seven of the Cardinal’s top-10 scores on rings, including the five highest, and has earned three of Stanford’s top-10 scores on parallel bars.

• Michael Levy has made significant contributions in the floor, rings and vault lineups and has gotten stronger throughout the year. He tied for second on floor with a 15.350 and tied for ninth on rings with a 14.850 at the MPSF Championships.

• Senters returned from injury midseason and has made an immediate impact, specifically in the vault lineup. He has scored 15.100 or higher in each of the four meets he’s competed in this season, with each score ranking among the top-10 of any Cardinal gymnast. He scored a 15.100 to tie for second at the conference championships.

• Brian Knott also returned from injury midseason and has made a smooth transition into the pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar lineups. He scored a career-best 14.750 on pommel horse in the meet against Ohio State and California (March 8).

• Knott had a great MPSF Championships, tying for second on parallel bars (15.100), placing seventh on pommel horse (14.600) and tying for seventh on high bar (14.500).

Stanford Against NCAA Championships Opponents
• Here are the results from the last time Stanford faced each NCAA opponent:

Session I
No. 1 Oklahoma: March 29, 2014 (Norman, Okla.), MPSF Championships: Oklahoma (first) 446.100, Stanford (second) 436.700.
No. 5 Illinois: April 20, 2013 (State College, Pa.), NCAA Finals: Stanford (third) 436.150, Illinois (sixth) 422.550.
No. 8 Iowa: April 20, 2013 (State College, Pa.), NCAA Finals: Stanford (third) 436.150, Iowa (fifth) 426.450.
No. 9 California: March 29, 2014 (Norman, Okla.) MPSF Championships: Stanford (second) 436.700, California (third) 427.150.
No. 12 William and Mary: Feb. 25, 2006 (Oakland, Calif.) Pacific Coast Classic: Stanford (second) 216.075, William and Mary (seventh) 200.200.

Session II
No. 2 Michigan: Jan. 25, 2014 (Stanford, Calif.), Stanford Open: Michigan (first) 433.050, Stanford (third) 429.900.
No. 3 Ohio State: March 8, 2014 (Stanford, Calif.), Quad Meet: Stanford (first) 446.450, Ohio State (second) 442.400.
No. 6 Penn State: April 20, 2013 (State College, Pa.), NCAA Finals: Stanford (third) 436.150, Penn State (fourth) 436.100.
No. 7 Minnesota: Feb. 21, 2009 (Oakland, Calif.), Pacific Coast Classic: Stanford (second) 356.900, Minnesota (sixth) 344.500.
No. 10 Air Force: March 29, 2014 (Norman, Okla.), MPSF Championships: Stanford (second) 436.700, Air Force (fourth) 425.650.
No. 11 Nebraska: Jan. 19, 2013 (Stanford, Calif.), Stanford Open: Stanford (first) 438.250, Nebraska (fourth) 421.900.

In the Rankings
• Stanford is ranked in the top 10 in the following events based on its national-qualifying average:
Floor: 10th, 72.613
Pommel Horse: 5th, 71.600
Rings: 3rd, 74.863
Vault: 4th, 74.075
Parallel Bars: 2nd, 73.850
High Bar: 2nd, 73.300

• Stanford gymnasts are ranked in the top 20 in the following events based on their national-qualifying average:
Floor
Akash Modi, 4th, 15.362
Michael Levy, 7th, 15.250

Pommel Horse
Akash Modi, 17th, 14.625

Rings
Dennis Zaremski, 4th, 15.713
Michael Levy, 18th, 14.975

Vault
Akash Modi, T-7th, 15.075
Taylor Seaton, T-19th, 14.875

Parallel Bars
Akash Modi, 3rd, 15.475
Brian Knott, T-7th, 15.038

High Bar
Paul Hichwa, 6th, 15.025
Akash Modi, T-16th, 14.638

All-Around
Akash Modi, 1st, 89.062


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