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All-Around: The Stanford Scholar-Gymnast

  • Tenaya West, '10 by Tenaya West, '10 Human Biology Stanford Women's Gymnastics

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in a collegiate athletics program where I was encouraged to grow in all aspects of my life. My time at Stanford was an incredible experience that allowed me to compete at a high level, while still pursuing additional passions in the classroom and in the community. I made this video, focusing on the women’s gymnastics team as an example, to portray the Stanford scholar-athletes who I was surrounded and inspired by every day. The background music is performed by Alex Buscaglia, ’11, a biomedical engineering student and a member of the 2009 NCAA Champion Stanford men’s gymnastics team.

Tenaya West is a recent graduate of Stanford women’s gymnastics, where she excelled for Stanford in NCAA competition in the floor exercise. She is currently completing her human biology degree while working as a research assistant in the neurosurgery department at the Stanford School of Medicine. She intends to pursue her interest in documentary film before applying to medical school.