SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State’s Kim Hughes and Randy Solorio were named West Region Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively, by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches, it was announced today. The pair, who recently completed their 20th season together, have each won the award one previous time. Hughes was honored in 1999 while Solorio received the award in 1990.
This past season, Hughes, Solorio and assistant Tamara Ross helped lead the team to the Western Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA West Regional. The conference title was the sixth in the last seven years for Sacramento State and the postseason berth was the second in school history.
Following the season, Hughes was named WAC Coach of the Year. His award, however, was not the only one for the team. Freshman Marina Borisova was the WAC Freshman of the Year. Borisova, senior Brooke Morari and sophomores Melissa Genovese and Tiffany Bass were named all-WAC and six gymnasts were named to the conference’s all-academic team.