Repeat Feats

In April, men’s gymnastics notched its fourth consecutive NCAA title.

July 2023

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The men's gymnastic team celebrating.

FOUR GALORE: Not only did the men’s gymnastics team notch a four-peat; also, four team members matched or set career bests during the championship meet. Heather Weikel/Stanford Athletics

★ PRIZE PERCH: After two years in second place, in June the Cardinal won its 26th Learfield Directors’ Cup. 

A few stats:


Other teams in Stanford history to achieve a four-peat or more


Other back-to-back team title this year: women’s water polo. In individual competition, Taylor Ruck, ’22, MS ’23, repeated as the NCAA women’s 200M freestyle champ, and Rose Zhang, ’25, became the first Division I women’s golfer to win a second NCAA individual title


Men’s gymnasts who matched or set career bests during the 2023 title meet


Pounds of chalk used annually by Stanford gymnasts


The last year the rope climb was an NCAA championship event (won by Cal, bless their hearts) 


Times that head coach Thom Glielmi has been named National Coach of the Year, 2023 included

* Men’s tennis, artistic swimming, 4; women’s swimming and diving, lightweight rowing, 5; and women’s tennis, 6.

 Then she went pro and became the first player in 72 years to win her debut LPGA tournament. As one does.

Summer Batte, ’99, is the editor of Email her at

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