July 9, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. -
Men's gymnastics alumnus Dylan Carney is slated to be featured in a the "NCAA On Campus" special on ESPN Classic on Wednesday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Carney, who was a standout student-athlete at The Farm for the past five years, will speak about winning Stanford's first ever Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAAs highest postgraduate award, among other topics.
An outstanding competitor on the horizontal bar, floor, and vault, Carney led the Stanford men's gymnastics team to three consecutive top-three finishes at the NCAA championships. He was the 2006 NCAA Co-National Champion on the horizontal bar and awarded Stanford's "Block S Award," given to the most outstanding junior student-athlete in any sport. He attained an almost perfect score of 9.95 on the high bar at the 2007 Stanford Open, the nation's highest mark that season. At the 2008 National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships, he finished first in high bar in both the team qualifiers and finals, helping Stanford to the highest team score in the 2008 NCAA season (363.85), and a second place finish in the team finals. At the 2008 Individual Event finals, he tied for sixth place on the high bar, giving him the fifth All-American honor of his career. At the conclusion of the academic year, Carney was awarded the Stanford Athletic Board's Donald Kennedy Award, given to the senior athlete who best exhibits the combination of excellent academics, strong athletic ability, and a commitment to community service.
Excelling equally in gym and the classroom, Carney graduated this past spring from Stanford with a bachelor's degree (completed last June) and master's degree in biological sciences with a graduate GPA of 4.01. Carney is a three-time NCAA Academic All-American and Rhodes Scholarship finalist. All while working hard in both athletics and academics, Carney also volunteered in the molecular biology research (Gozani) lab and served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Carney was a patient intake volunteer at the Arbor Free Clinic and the co-chair of operations for the newly formed student organization, Project Mercury. He coauthored papers in journals such as Nature and the PNAS, and in 2006 he presented his work at the Abcam Chromatin Structure and Function Conference in the Dominican Republic. He also studied abroad in South Africa and Mexico.
After its debut, "NCAA On Campus" will be rebroadcast on ESPNU at the following times (all times Eastern):
7/18 3 p.m.
7/19 12:30 a.m.
7/25 11:30 p.m.
7/29 11:30 p.m.