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Akash Modi
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'1"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Morganville, N.J.
High School: High Technology
Club: Monmouth Gymnastics Academy
Major: Undeclared
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As a Freshman in 2014

  • All-American in the all-around, pommel horse and parallel bars
  • MPSF Gymnast of the Year
  • Led Stanford with 14 individual victories: parallel bars (6), all-around (5), floor (2), pommel horse (1)
  • Finished second on parallel bars (15.600) and third on pommel horse (14.825) at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (April 12)
  • Placed second in the all-around (89.200) and parallel bars (15.550), and fourth on pommel horse at the NCAA Championships (April 11)
  • Finished third on pommel horse (15.050) and parallel bars (15.050), tied for fifth on floor (15.250), and placed ninth on vault (14.750) at the NCAA Preliminaries (April 10)
  • Four-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Feb. 24, March 3)
  • MPSF champion on parallel bars (15.800) and recorded top-10 finishes on high bar (3rd, 14.900), vault (T-4th, 15.050), floor (5th, 15.200) and rings (6th, 15.000)
  • Finished first on parallel bars (15.650) and tied for second on vault (15.350) and pommel horse (15.350) against Ohio State and California (March 8)
  • Scored 15.800 on parallel bars to earn the individual win at the Collegiate Challenge (March 1)
  • Claimed individual victories on pommel horse (15.150) and on parallel bars (15.050) at the Metroplex Challenge against Oklahoma (Feb. 14)
  • Scored a career-best 15.150 on vault to finish second and tied a career high of 15.400 on floor to finish third at Oklahoma (Feb. 8)
  • Set a collegiate best on rings with a 15.100 in the Stanford Open (Jan. 25)
  • Earned individual victories in the all-around (90.100), parallel bars (15.850) and floor (15.400) against California (Jan. 18)
  • According to the College Gymnastics Association, his score of 15.850 was the fourth-highest since scores were adjusted in 2008
  • Made his collegiate debut at No. 7 California (Jan. 11), claiming individual titles in the all-around (88.150), floor (15.350) and parallel bars (15.250)
  • Also delivered strong performances in his collegiate debut on vault (15.000), pommel horse (14.250) and rings (14.650)
  • Recorded four of Stanford’s top-10 scores on floor, seven top-10 scores on pommel horse and six on parallel bars
  • Hit 100 percent of his routines on floor, rings, vault and parallel bars, and 91 percent on pommel horse
  • Competed in the all-around in seven of Stanford’s 10 meets
  • CGA Academic Second-Team All-American

High School

  • A 2013 graduate of High Technology High School in Lincroft, N.J.
  • Trained with Monmouth Gymnastics Academy
  • Member of the Junior National Team from 2011 to 2013 and joined the Senior National Team in 2013
  • Finished first on parallel bars and in the all-around at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships participant
  • Placed second on parallel bars and sixth in the all-around at the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge participant
  • Placed first in team, parallel bars, and all-around at the 2013 Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival
  • Finished second in team and third on pommel horse and all-around at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championships
  • Placed third in the all-around at the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships
  • Finished 10th on floor and 15th in the all-around at the 2012 Winter Cup Challenge
  • Placed first on floor and parallel bars and second in the all-around at the 2012 Visa National Championships
  • Finished first in team and third in the all-around at the 2012 Kellogg’s Pacific Rim Championships
  • Finished first on pommel horse and second in the all-around at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Championships
  • Placed first on floor and third in the all-around at the 2011 Visa National Championships
  • A three-time New Jersey state champion
  • Attended six Junior and two Senior National Team training camps

Personal

  • Son of Ashok and Dipti Modi
  • Has an older sister, Koral
  • Considering a major in mechanical engineering
  • Cousin Raj Bhavsar won the bronze medal in gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics
  • Enjoys playing video games, solving puzzles and reading.
  Floor Pommel Horse
Still Rings
Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2014 bests 15.400 15.350 15.150 15.350 15.850 15.100 91.350
Collegiate bests 15.400 15.350 15.150 15.350 15.850 15.100 91.350
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