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  Tim Gentry
Tim Gentry

Player Profile

Plano, TX

High School:
Canyon Creek Christian Academy



**Seven-Time All-American**

Collegiate Bests:
Floor Exercise: 15.450
Pommel Horse: 14.050
Still Rings: 16.050
Vault: 16.500
Parallel Bars: 15.050
High Bar: 15.000
All-Around: 88.500

As a Senior in 2011: Had another strong all-around season, adding three All-America honors with a third place in the still rings (15.300), sixth in the vault (15.700), and eighth in the floor (15.150) ... helped Stanford win the NCAA Title with strong performances in five events ... named MPSF Co-Gymnast of the Year after winning the still rings at the MPSF Championships, scoring a career-high 16.050 ... set two personal bests in the NCAA qualifiers, with a 15.450 in the floor and a 15.050 in the parallel bars ... also set a career best in the horizontal bar (15.000) on March 4 at Illinois ... was named MPSF Gymnast of the Week for the first week of March ... MPSF All-Academic selection ... competed in five events for much of the season, with one all-around performance of 87.450 to start the year against California.

As a Junior in 2010: Earned a pair of All-America honors at the NCAA Event Finals after placing third on rings and fourth on vault ... helped Stanford to a national runner-up finish by competing in four events at the NCAA Finals ... earned a career-best score of 88.500 in the al-around at the Pacific Coast Classic, including season bests of 14.050 on pommel horse and 14.500 on horizontal bar ... earned a spot on the U.S. National team after scoring 85.200 at the Winter Cup Finals and was named MPSF Gymnast of the Week for his efforts ... scored a season best of 15.700 on rings in Stanford's defeat of then No. 1 Michigan and was again named MPSF Gymnast of the Week ... recorded a season best on vault of 16.500 and a season best on parallel bars of 14.600 in a defeating Nebraska and Oklahoma in a double-dual .

As a Sophomore in 2009: Earned two All-America honors after placing third on vault (16.175) and tied for fourth on rings (15.250) ... helped Stanford to the NCAA title as the Card's top finisher on vault (15.950) and placed third overall on rings (15.450) ... competed in every meet for Stanford in 2009 ... top score came on vault at the Gold Country Invite (16.400) ... recorded a season best of 15.350 in the floor exercise against the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars.

As a Freshman in 2008: Participated in all 10 meets ... tied for first on still rings with a 14.9 at California ... advanced to the finals of the Winter Cup, posting a two-day combined score of 163.7 to finish 20th .. won floor exercise with his season-best of 14.65 and horizontal bar with a 14.65 against Michigan ... took first on rings again against Cal with a 15.15 ... helped the team to a second-place finish at the MPSF Championship, achieving season-bests on rings (15.5) and parallel bars (14.6) ... launched to his best score on the vault (16.1) at the NCAA Qualifier ... competed at the 2008 Visa U.S. Championships.

High School: A three-time national all-around champion ... a member of the U.S. Junior National Team from 2000-2006 ... finished fourth in all-around at the 2006 Pan American Junior Championships in Canada, as well as second in all-around at the 2006 Pacific Alliance Games in Hawaii.

Personal: Parents are Tim and Tammie Gentry ... majoring in aeronautics and astronautics engineering ... 2010 MPSF All-Academic selection.

Getting To Know Tim Gentry

Born in:
Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering
The best thing about Stanford is: The amazing opportunities
My favorite place on campus is: The Co-Ho
Ten years from now I hope to be:
My favorite class at Stanford is: AA-100
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I play guitar
The place I would most like to visit is: Australia
My favorite pre-meet rituals are: Listening to music
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because: We have a very strong team with a lot of potential
My greatest athletic moment was: Hitting my ring routine at the 2008 NCAA Championship
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is: Sho Nakamori
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Procrastination does not work
The best book I have ever read is:
Favorite food: My mother's chili
Least favorite food: Cheese
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: PB&J
Favorite movie: Gladiator and Top Gun
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite actor: Tom Cruise
Favorite actress: Keira Knightley
My ultimate ESPN SportsCenter highlight would be: A stuck dismount to clench the NCAA team title
My favorite musical group/singer is: Jimi Hendrix
The best advice I've ever received was: Follow your heart and believe in the power of your dreams
I'd like to switch places for a day with:
If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be: Chuck Norris and the Wright Brothers
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: Pot Belly's sandwiches
If I had one CD to listen to it would be: