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Gym’Backs get it done in the classroom

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Gym’Backs get it done in the classroom

Jump to teams ||Jump to individuals FAYETTEVILLE — Nine University of Arkansas gymnasts earned National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women academic honors leading the Gym’Backs to 24th place as a team. The Gym’Backs have been among the Southeastern Conference and national leaders in the classroom and their tradition of success continued this year. "This is a really great accomplishment," said Arkansas co-head coach Rene Cook. "Of course we’re very proud of what the team does in the gym but this goes a step farther. Achieving academic success demonstrates a commitment to the team and to the individuals future and I’m very proud of all of them." Arkansas’ nine selections ties the program best as the Gym’Backs also had nine individuals honored in 2004 and 2005. Six seniors made the list and all were honored for the fourth consecutive time. Audra Loveless, Hanna McLeod and Dana McQuillin along with retired gymnasts Whitney Cashwell, Kim Harris and Brooke Lawrence were honored. Also making the list is Emily Peacock for the second time and Rachel Barnett and Alexandra LaChance are both first-time selections. Loveless garnered a perfect 4.0 in kinesiology, while McQuillina and Barnett check in with 3.90 GPAs in sociology and kinesiology, respectively, leading Arkansas. To be selected, a gymnast must have either a current year or cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better. As a team, Arkansas ranked 24th overall and was the second-highest SEC team behind Alabama. The Gym’Backs have a 3.3 team GPA. Southern Utah is the highest ranked team on the list with a 3.6542 while Eastern Michigan has the most individuals selected with 12. For more information about Arkansas gymnastics please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
2006 NACGC/W Academic All-American – Team

Institution Team GPA # of Individual Awards
Southern Utah 3.6542 8
Winona State 3.5993 10
Yale 3.5793 9
Texas Woman’s 3.5719 10
Denver 3.5360 8
Pennsylvania State 3.5236 10
Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.4863 11
George Washington 3.4533 7
Eastern Michigan 3.4420 12
Boise State 3.4300 10
North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3.4193 6
Northern Illinois 3.4162 10
Maryland, College Park 3.4125 7
Springfield College 3.4084 9
Alabama, Tuscaloosa 3.4012 9
Stanford 3.3731 7
Utah State 3.3669 6
Utah 3.3577 6
Western Michigan 3.3510 9
Central Michigan 3.3450 4
West Virginia 3.3433 9
Alaska Anchorage 3.3360 5
Michigan State 3.3171 7
ARKANSAS 3.3047 9
Towson 3.2971 7
Wisconsin, Whitewater 3.2712 6
Pennsylvania 3.2705 7
Oregon State 3.2553 6
North Carolina State 3.2382 8
Auburn 3.2111 8
Iowa 3.2069 4
Rutgers 3.2000 8
Missouri, Columbia 3.1913 8
The Ohio State 3.1874 7
Florida 3.1688 6
Gustavus Adolphus College 3.1677 7
Arizona 3.1529 6
James Madison 3.1528 6
Louisiana State 3.1521 5
California State, Fullerton 3.1495 5
San Jose State 3.1467 3
California, Los Angeles 3.1444 5
Rhode Island 3.1425 4
Southern Connecticut State 3.1367 6
Washington 3.1270 1
Centenary College (Louisiana) 3.1208 5
Seattle Pacific 3.1011 5
Georgia 3.0700 3
Bowling Green State 3.0676 7
Wilson College 3.0636 2
U.S. Air Force Academy 3.0570 2
Cornell 3.0480 3
California, Davis 3.0479 6
Pittsburgh 3.0420 5
New Hampshire 3.0280 3
College of William and Mary 3.0275 3
Sacramento State 2.9585 6
Rhode Island College 2.8900 2
Arizona State 2.8153 1
Illinois at Chicago 2.7700 2
Nebraska, Lincoln individuals 3

ARKANSAS INDIVIDUALS

GPA NAME MAJOR
4.00 Audra Loveless Kinesiology
3.90 Rachel Barnett Kinesiology
3.90 Dana McQuillan Sociology
3.88 Alexandra LaChance Undeclared
3.77 Hannah McLeod Biology
3.71 Brooke Lawrence Kinesiology
3.68 Kim Harris Finance
3.66 Emily Peacock Journalism
3.64 Whitney Cashwell Comm. Disorders


Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)