As a Redshirt Junior in 2012: Competed in floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars...posted season-high 15.100 on floor at UI-Chicago...also posted floor scores of 15.000 (at Ohio State) and 14.950 (Cal)...recorded season-high 15.300 on pommel horse versus Cal and Oklahoma...had season-high 15.200 on still rings at UI-Chicago...also posted rings scores of 15.100 (Stanford Showdown), 14.850 (at Ohio State), 14.800 (Stanford Open), 14.800 (at Oklahoma)...posted season-high 14.600 on parallel bars at UI-Chicago...posted scores of 14.600 and 14.700 on floor at NCAA Qualifiers and NCAA Team Finals, respectively...also competed on pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars...MPSF All-Academic selection.
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2011: Competed for Stanford in the NCAA Finals in the still rings, posting a strong 14.850 ... set a new personal best in the still rings, scoring 15.350 at Nebraska and again in the MPSF Championships ... scored a 14.400 in the pommel horse at the Gold Country Classic, a new career high ... competed 10 times in the still rings, five times in the pommel horse, and twice in the floor exercise ... MPSF All-Academic selection.
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2010: Competed on rings at the NCAA Finals, helping Stanford to its runner-up finish with a score of 14.550 ... had a season best on rings at the double-dual with Air Force and UIC with a score of 15.100 ... also had a season best of 14.100 on the pommel horse in the same meet ... competed in five events at the Gold Country Classic, including season bests of 14.450 on the floor and 14.650 on vault.
As a Freshman in 2009: Redshirted.
High School: A four-time USA Gymnastics first-team Academic All-American ... took fifth in all-around and first on still rings at the 2008 New Jersey state Championships and Regional VII Championships, also taking fourth on pommel horse at regionals ... at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals, finished 25th in all-around and 12th on rings ... placed third in all-around at the 2007 New Jersey state Championships, 11th in all-around and fourth on pommel horse at Region VII Championships, and took 49th in all-around and was a semifinalist on rings and vault at the JO Nationals ... a Region VII Team member in 2006 and 2008 ... trained with Surgent's Elite Gymnastics Club with coaches Matt Stevenson and Rich Pulsfort ... graduated with honors from Millburn High School ... an AP Scholar ... also competed in track and field, earning three varsity letters as a pole vaulter.
Personal: Parents are Greg and Ellen Nolff ... majoring in computer science ... 2010 MPSF All-Academic selection.
Getting To Know Jordan Nolff
The best thing about Stanford is:
The countless opportunities available to you
My favorite place on campus is:
Ten years from now I hope to be:
Successful at whatever job I have, and most importantly, happy
My favorite class at Stanford is:
The place I would most like to visit is:
My favorite pre-meet rituals are:
Relaxing and listening to music
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because:
The depth and talent we have on the team will make us tough to beat
My greatest athletic moment was:
Competing at the 2007 U.S. National Qualifier
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is:
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:
Three things: Procrastinating is not a good idea, sleep is fantastic, and never pass up a free meal
The best book I have ever read is:
The Great Gatsby
Baby back ribs
Least favorite food:
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Peanut butter sandwich
Dead Poets Society
Favorite TV show:
My ultimate ESPN SportsCenter highlight would be:
A montage of Stanford Gymnastics winning the next four NCAA Championships
My favorite musical group/singer is:
The best advice I've ever received was:
Hard work will eventually beat out natural talent
If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be:
Ben Franklin, Steve Jobs, and my dad
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: