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Stanford's Modi nabs MPSF gymnastics honor again

 

Stanford sophomore Akash Modi of the No. 2-ranked Cardinal men's gymnastics team was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the organization Tuesday.

Modi earned a season-best 90.150 in the all-around to place first and claimed individual event victories on parallel bars (15.450) and pommel horse (14.800). Modi became the first and only gymnast in the country to break the 90-point mark in the all-around this season.

Modi also registered a second-place finish on high bar (14.650), a fourth-place result on rings (15.050) and a season-high score of 15.200 on floor.

Modi has earned two MPSF and two College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week honors this season. He was a four-time MPSF and CGA Gymnast of the Week as a freshman in 2014.

Stanford and Modi will look to keep their momentum going when they travels to Michigan for a meet on Feb. 7 at 4 p.m.

Football

Stanford has received a verbal commitment from four-star defensive back Frank Buncom IV, a 6-foot-2, 190-pounder from St. Augustine High in San Diego. He chose the Cardinal over Notre Dame, Cal and Vanderbilt. He led St. Augustine with 68 tackles this past season in addition to catching 38 passes for 515 yards and five touchdowns.

The signing period for football players starts Wednesday.

Men's soccer

Menlo College has added to its already stacked 2015 recruiting class this week with the announcement that 6-foot-3 Swedish midfielder Erik Emanuelsson has signed with the program.

A junior transfer from Foothill College, Emanuelsson enters Menlo as a standout on and off the field, bringing a 3.5 GPA with him to Atherton.

Emanuelsson is the third native Sweden midfielder to transfer to Menlo College from Foothill College, following in the footsteps of Menlo greats Tung Le and Sean Kane.

"Erik is a fierce competitor, and will bring experience and versatility to the group. I'm looking forward to watching him compete and develop over the next two years," said Menlo head coach Eric Bucchere.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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