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Gym’Backs get it done in the classroom

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

InstitutionTeam GPA# of Individual Awards
Southern Utah3.65428
Winona State3.599310
Texas Woman’s3.571910
Pennsylvania State3.523610
Wisconsin, La Crosse3.486311
George Washington3.45337
Eastern Michigan3.442012
Boise State3.430010
North Carolina, Chapel Hill3.41936
Northern Illinois3.416210
Maryland, College Park3.41257
Springfield College3.40849
Alabama, Tuscaloosa3.40129
Utah State3.36696
Western Michigan3.35109
Central Michigan3.34504
West Virginia3.34339
Alaska Anchorage3.33605
Michigan State3.31717
Wisconsin, Whitewater3.27126
Oregon State3.25536
North Carolina State3.23828
Missouri, Columbia3.19138
The Ohio State3.18747
Gustavus Adolphus College3.16777
James Madison3.15286
Louisiana State3.15215
California State, Fullerton3.14955
San Jose State3.14673
California, Los Angeles3.14445
Rhode Island3.14254
Southern Connecticut State3.13676
Centenary College (Louisiana)3.12085
Seattle Pacific3.10115
Bowling Green State3.06767
Wilson College3.06362
U.S. Air Force Academy3.05702
California, Davis3.04796
New Hampshire3.02803
College of William and Mary3.02753
Sacramento State2.95856
Rhode Island College2.89002
Arizona State2.81531
Illinois at Chicago2.77002
Nebraska, Lincolnindividuals3


4.00Audra LovelessKinesiology
3.90Rachel BarnettKinesiology
3.90Dana McQuillanSociology
3.88Alexandra LaChanceUndeclared
3.77Hannah McLeodBiology
3.71Brooke LawrenceKinesiology
3.68Kim HarrisFinance
3.66Emily PeacockJournalism
3.64Whitney CashwellComm. Disorders

Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)