Sweep of Weekly Awards
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford made it a clean sweep of the College Gymnastics Association weekly awards this week, with freshman Khoi Young earning Gymnast and Rookie of the Week, and senior Blake Sun garnering Specialist of the Week.
Young won the all-around at the 2022 Stanford Open with a score of 83.350 – topping fellow competitors from Team USA, No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 9 California. The all-around, the first of Young's collegiate career, is the second highest in the nation this year. He also captured the pommel horse crown with a score of 14.950, while placing second on vault (14.750) and high bar (13.500). He added a sixth-place score of 14.400 on parallel bars.
The native of Bowie, Md. had previously won MPSF Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday.
Sun won the parallel bars event title with a national-best 15.700 to lead the top-ranked Cardinal to a first-place finish at the Stanford Open. The Cardinal registered a team score of 410.250 to finish ahead of a Team USA squad made up of fellow Stanford gymnasts (407.800), No. 2 Oklahoma (405.450) and No. 9 California (393.000). Led by Sun's massive score, which topped his previous best of 15.200 from the 2020 Stanford Open, Stanford gymnasts managed to finish atop the standing on each event. After winning the parallel bars title, Sun finished his stellar day on pommel horse in the fifth rotation, registering a season-high 13.850 to take third.
The selection is the second of Sun's career after earning Specialist of the Week on January 28, 2020.
Stanford will return to action on Friday when it travels to Seattle, Wash. for the Pac-12 Invite at 7 p.m.