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Ten Gators were recognized by the 2012 National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Association

Tuesday August 14, 2012NACGC Recognizes Gator Gymnastics Team's Academic Success

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Ten Gators were recognized by the 2012 National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Association

Ten members of the University of Floridaís NCAA runner-up team were recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Association (NACGC) for their 2011-12 grade point averages. The NACGC recognizes the academic accomplishments of collegiate gymnastics teams each season. The Gators posted a 3.4858 cumulative team GPA for the 2010-11 academic year.

 

The 10 members of the 2012 Gator gymnastics team who earned spots on the NACGC Scholastic All-America team are.

Name

Year

Major

Brittany Arlington

FR

Exploring Social Behavioral Sciences

Nicole Ellis

SR

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Amy Ferguson

SR

Marketing

Alaina Johnson

SO

Sociology

Elizabeth Mahlich

SR

Health Education & Behavioral Sciences

Lauren Rose

SO

Biology Preprofessional

Jamie Shisler

FR

Exploring Social Behavioral Sciences

Rachel Spicer

FR

Exploring Social Behavioral Sciences

Randy Stageberg

JR

Family, Youth Community Sciences

Kiersten Wang

FR

Exploring Social Behavioral Sciences

 

To qualify for the NACGC Scholastic All-America team, a gymnast must have a GPA of 3.50 for either the preceding academic year or have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above at the nominating institution.

 

Ellis and Ferguson appeared on the NACGC Scholastic All-America team each year of their collegiate careers. Ellis turned in a 4.0 grade point average in 2011-12. Johnson, Mahlich, Rose and Wiggins make their second consecutive NACGC Scholastic All-America appearance in 2012.


In 2012, the Gator gymnastics team took second at the NCAA Championships and claimed the programís eighth Southeastern Conference title. Six Gators picked up a school record total of 16 All-America honors in NCAA action.

 

 

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