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Men's Gymnastics

Malone Lauded Again

STANFORD, Calif. - For the fifth time this year, freshman Brody Malone has captured College Gymnastics Association Rookie of the Week.

Malone, the MPSF Gymnast of the Year, most recently helped guide Stanford to a second-place finish at the MPSF Championships last Saturday. The native of Summerville, Ga. finished with a share of second place in the all-around title after scoring an 84.050. He also placed third in the vault (14.800) and parallel bars (14.250), and sixth in the floor exercise (14.250).

Malone is one of two gymnasts this year to record an all-around score of 85.000 or better, finishing with a mark of 85.250 on March 30. Malone enters this week ranked first in the nation in the all-around, averaging 84.225. The freshman phenom has won 13 event titles, including four all-arounds, four on high bar, two apiece on parallel bars and vault, and one on floor. In addition to the all-around, Malone ranks sixth nationally in high bar (14.100), seventh in parallel bars (14.188), eighth in vault (14.588), and top-25 in floor (18th, 14.150), rings (20th, 13.950) and pommel horse (20th, 13.563). A two-time CGA National Gymnast of the Week, Malone is a five-time CGA National Rookie of the Week, and a three-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week.

Stanford recently qualified as the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Championships held in Champaign, Ill. on April 19-20. The Cardinal will compete in Session I of the Championship Qualifier on April 19. Competition is set to begin at 11 a.m. PT.