Aug. 17, 2012
Five gymnasts from the University of Minnesota women's squad received National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women (NACGC/W) Scholastic All-America honors. To qualify for the award, student-athletes must carry a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the academic year.
Janell Campbell also received the award for the second-straight year. Campbell will be a senior this year and is majoring in Communication Studies.
First time honorees include Kayla Slechta and Kylie Schermann. Slechta, who will be a junior this academic year, is majoring in Kinesiology while Schermann just completed her first year as a Gopher and is majoring in the Pre-Business program.
As a team, the Golden Gophers boasted a GPA of 3.3283 for the 2011-12 academic year, which ranks them No. 31 in the nation. Southern Utah claimed the crown for highest team GPA at 3.843.
Mable, Banham NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees
Minnesota's two nominees will be in consideration for the award's 26th presentation since its inception.
Five Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
The five at-large honorees raises Minnesota’s Academic All-America season total to eight – the most accolades in school history.
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