SIX GYMNASTS, TEAM RECOGNIZED EARN WCGA ACADEMIC HONORS

SIX GYMNASTS, TEAM RECOGNIZED EARN WCGA ACADEMIC HONORS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Six members of the Sacramento State gymnastics program as well as the team itself were recognized by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association for their academic achievements during the 2017-18 year.  The individuals in alphabetical order were Alexis Belkoff, Tara Catour, Annie Juarez, Courteney Ng, Carly Pratt and Lauren Schmeiss.

The WCGA, formerly known as the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women, bestows its Scholastic All-America accolades upon student-athletes with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. A record total of 760 student-athletes earned such status nationwide. All six Hornet recipients also earned the award last season while Ng, Pratt and Schmeiss were honored for the third time.

Sacramento State recorded a team grade point average of 3.2442 during the year to earn the team award.

The Hornets also had 10 gymnasts earn Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-academic honors this year. Joining the previous six were Jennifer Brenner, Jackie Sampson, Caitlin Soliwoda and Courtney Soliwoda. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and compete in 50 percent of the team's meets.