July 20, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. -
Carly Janiga earned her fourth Scholastic All-America honor to cap a career of excellence both in competition and in the classroom.
Janiga, the 2010 NCAA uneven bars champion, is one of seven Stanford gymnasts to be named to the Scholastic All-America team by the National Association of Collegiate Coaches/Women and one of three seniors, for the 2009-10 academic year.
Since 1990, Stanford has placed 47 gymnastics on the team, totaling 90 honors. Janiga is one of five in school history to earn the honor all four years, and is one of two - along with Kelly Fee '09 - from that group to also earn NCAA All-America honors.
Janiga thus finished her collegiate career with nine All-America honors, five Pac-10 individual titles, three NCAA Super Six team finals appearances and an NCAA individual championship. Besides her perfect run of Scholastic All-America awards, Janiga was named as the Pac-10's Scholar-Athlete award winner for her sport and was awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which she will use to help finance her graduate work in the Stanford Teacher Education Program.
As a team, Stanford received a perfect score of 1,000 in the latest Academic Progress Rate scores, which measure eligibility, retention and graduation rates over a four-year period. Women's gymnastics was one of six Stanford teams to do so and received the NCAA Public Recognition Award, which honors teams among the top 10 percent in the APR.
Among Stanford's Scholastic All-Americans, juniors Shelley Alexander and Danielle Ikoma, and sophomore Nicole Pechanec received the honor for the first time. And seniors Blair Ryland and Tenaya West, and sophomore Jenny Peter, each received their second such honor.
Here is a list of Stanford's Scholastic All-Americans for 2009-10:
Shelley Alexander (science, technology, and society), 3.84
Danielle Ikoma (biology), 3.78
Carly Janiga (psychology), 3.95
Nicole Pechanec (undeclared), 3.54
Jenny Peter (communication), 3.56
Blair Ryland (human biology), 3.61
Tenaya West (human biology), 3.69