Best at Both

Best at Both

23 Jul Sho 1 Comment »

A quick update about the ’08-’09 Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Team.  We were honored as the team with the highest GPA out of all NCAA gymnastics teams.  Apparently by winning the NCAA Championships and also getting the highest team GPA, we made history:

Stanford set a new standard in men’s gymnastics by becoming the first team in the sport’s long history to win the national academic team title and the NCAA team championship in the same year. Stanford earned the 2009 national academic title by combining for a team grade point average of 3.394.This past April, the Cardinal captured their fourth NCAA title in team history by defeating second-place Michigan by 1.3 points. Just as at the NCAA Championships, a total team effort was used to compile the highest team GPA in the nation.

'08-'09 Stanford Men's Gymnastics

'08-'09 Stanford Men's Gymnastics

We also had 9 guys honored as individual scholar-athletes:

Abinav Ramani led Stanford with the highest team GPA and was joined by teammates Lucas Hughes and Kyle Oi on the first team.

Team Captain and Stanford’s male Pac-10 conference medal award winner Sho Nakamori led the six second team members.

Congrats to all the guys for all the work in the classroom.  I’m glad I was a part of it.  Luckily no more hittin’ the books for me…at least not for a while!

Check out the release here: Clean Sweep: NCAA Champ Men’s Gymnastics Also Earns Top Team Academic Award

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One Comment on “ Best at Both ”

  1. Random Thoughts about Men’s Gymnastics | StickItMedia July 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    […] had the highest cumulative team GPA of all NCAA men’s gymnastics teams.  That is huge!  According to Sho Nakamori’s blog, Stanford also had nine guys honored as individual scholar-athletes.  Congrats to […]

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