Scholar Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO - The league has announced that Madison Brunette is the 2022 Pac-12 Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Brunette is just the second recipient of the award in program history and the first Stanford gymnast to be awarded since the 2010 season. The Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to the top senior gymnast in the conference.
A leader in and out of the gym, Brunette boasts career-best scores of 9.850 (vault), 9.875 (bars), and 9.990 on floor. Her top collegiate vault score of 9.850 came in today's Pac-12 Championships Session #1 while her 9.90 on floor was earned on senior night inside Maples Pavilion. The Seattle, Wash. native is has hit all of her routines in her senior season.
In the classroom, Brunette holds a 3.83 GPA in the nation's best biology program. The senior spends time as a research assistant in the Heller Lab, performing experiments examining the effect of lactate kinetics and thermoregulation on human performance. She is also a member of Stanford's Athletes in Medicine (AIMS) organization, acting as its community service coordinator.
In Fall of 2021, Brunette shadowed Dr. Jeffrey Yao in their outpatient clinic for orthopedic surgery. Brunette gives back to younger Cardinal student-athletes, acting as a section leader within Stanford's Partners for Academic Excellence (PAE) program, helping newer members of the student-athlete community develop meaningful relationships and take ownership over their academic and social decisions.
Brunette is a two-time WCGA Scholastic All-American and a two-time member of the Pac-12's Academic Honor Roll. She will return to The Farm for her super senior season in 2023.