Gardner Named to ESPN Academic All-America All-District Team

May 30, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford senior Tanner Gardner has been selected as a member of the ESPN Academic All-District Men's At-Large First Team for the second-straight season, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a member of the First Team, he will appear on the ballot for 2006 Academic All-America honors.

Gardner became Stanford's second two-time All-American this season, with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships in March, posting a 4-2 record at the championships and topping three ranked opponents. He earned his 100th career victory at the NCAA Championships and currently stands as one of four athletes in Cardinal history to hit the mark. Gardner won Stanford's first Pac-10 individual title since 2004 on Feb. 25 and tied a Stanford single-season win record this year with 42. He went undefeated in dual matches, with a perfect 16-0 record, and led the team with 14 pins, seven wins by technical fall and 83 dual points.

Gardner is a Public Policy (BA), Sociology (MA) major at Stanford with a 3.75 GPA. Also a Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection, he will return for his fifth year of athletic eligibility in 2007-08 and attempt to become Stanford's first three-time All-American.

To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. Eligible sports for the men's at-large program are fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.??

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