All-around best men’s gymnastics program

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Cardinal men’s gymnastics added national academic team champion honors to its national championship season. (Image credit: Craig Pessman/Illinois Athletics)

Stanford not only proved itself as the top men’s gymnastics program in the gym by winning the 2019 NCAA title, but it also has been named the 2019 College Gymnastics Association national academic team champion with a team grade point average of 3.435.

The national academic title is the seventh for the Cardinal since the inception of the team award in 1991, and is the first for Stanford since 2013. This year marks just the third time in history that a program has garnered both the national title and academic title – with Stanford managing the feat twice (2009). Michigan also took both ends of the championship in 2010.

Defending academic champion William & Mary finished second in 2019 with a 3.412 GPA, while Minnesota took third at 3.285. Oklahoma (3.247) and Ohio State (3.177) were fourth and fifth, respectively, with Illinois-Champaign (3.150), Michigan (3.133), Navy (3.131), Springfield (3.117) and Penn State (3.080) rounding out the top 10.

In addition to crowning the national academic team champion, the College Gymnastics Association also announced its selections for All-American Scholar-Athletes. A total of 18 Cardinal gymnasts found a spot on one of the two teams, including eight on the first team.

The 81 individual gymnasts who garnered a spot on the first team managed a 3.50 grade point average or higher, and the 47 second-team All-American Scholar-Athletes posted a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.499.

Read the full article on the Stanford Athletics website.