Stanford's Modi earns national honor in men's gymnastics


Stanford's Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week for the second time this year, as announced by the organization Wednesday. The honor is Modi's 12th of his career, increasing his lead as the all-time leader in NCAA Division I Gymnast of the Week honors.

Modi claimed his third all-around title on Saturday and accumulated three individual event titles at a tri-meet against No. 8 California and No. 11 Michigan to lead Stanford to its 9-0 record on the year.

Modi has earned 13 individual event victories against NCAA teams this season: all-around (3), parallel bars (3), floor (3), pommel horse (2) and high bar (2).

With his 12 honors, Modi leads the all-time list of Division I CGA Gymnast of the Week awards, besting Jake Dalton of Oklahoma and Sam Mikulak of Michigan, each of whom have nine.

Stanford and Modi take to the road this weekend as they set to face No. 3 Minnesota, No. 5 Illinois and No. 7 Iowa on Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn.

Men's golf

Stanford junior Maverick McNealy was named to the Ben Hogan Award watch list, as announced Wednesday.

This is the 11th consecutive year that Stanford has had a player named to the watch list, the longest active streak by any school.

The most prestigious award in men's college golf, the Ben Hogan Award is issued annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12-month period. The Ben Hogan Award selection committee, which votes during each stage of the process, is comprised of leaders in professional, amateur and collegiate golf.

The list of 10 semifinalists, which could include individuals not on the watch list, will be unveiled on April 13.

McNealy was a finalist for the award last year.

— Stanford Athletics


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Posted by Ashok Modi
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on Feb 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Way to go Akash. We are proud of you.

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