Janiga Named Pac-10 Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete

April 2, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. -

Complete Pac-10 All-Academic team in PDF Format Stanford senior Carly Janiga was named the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete for women’s gymnastics and headlines a group of seven Cardinal gymnasts named to the conference All-Academic team.

Janiga, a senior psychology major and a six-time All-American, was selected for the award based on her performance in the gym and accomplishments in the classroom. Janiga, a psychology major, has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.79.

Janiga has been an all-around standout since her freshman year in 2007. Over the past week, she earned her fourth Pac-10 individual championship, capturing the floor exercise title and finishing second in the all-around, which she won in 2009. In addition, Janiga received her fourth All-Pac-10 first-team honor.

To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.

Each Pac-10 institution nominates one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-10 staff members at the conclusion of each sport's regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.

Janiga has made the Pac-10 All-Academic team for the third time and is joined on the first team by Tenaya West, who receives her first such honor. West previously was a two-time second team honoree.

Cardinal gymnasts on the second team are Danielle Ikoma, Allyse Ishino, and Blair Ryland. This is the first All-Academic team for Ikoma, second for Ishino and third for Ryland. Ishino was a second-team choice last year and Ryland has two honorable mentions.

Stanford also had two honorable mention choices: Shelley Alexander and Nicole Pechanec.

Here is a list of Stanford's All-Academic selections:

Name Year Major GPA
First Team
Carly Janiga Senior Psychology 3.78
Tenaya West Senior Human Biology 3.49
Second Team
Danielle Ikoma Junior Biology 3.36
Allyse Ishino Junior Human Biology 3.29
Blair Ryland Senior Human Biology 3.37
Honorable Mention
Shelley Alexander Junior Science, Technology, and Society 3.19
Nicole Pechanec Sophomore undecided 3.16


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