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Team award winners announced at banquet

Team award winners announced at banquet

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas’ gymnastics team officially closed its season over the weekend with its annual awards banquet, and senior All-American Jaime Pisani took home three honors.

Arkansas capped the 10th season in program history by reaching the Super Six for the second time and placed sixth in the country. The Razorbacks earned their ninth straight bid to an NCAA Regional, hosted and advanced to the NCAA Championship for the fifth straight year and the sixth time in seven years, and made it to the Super Six for the second time in four years.

The banquet was held in the Raymond Miller Room on campus. Pisani, who won 35 individual event titles this year and ended the season ranked No. 1 in the nation on floor and in the all-around, was named co-Most Outstanding Gymnast along with sophomore All-American Katherine Grable.

Pisani also won the program’s first Iron Gym’Back Award after competing in all four events in every meet of her four-year career in addition to winning the Samantha Cortez Leadership Award.

Fellow senior Genny Salvatore won the Scholastic Award and won a second award which was created in her honor – the Genny Salvatore Shining Spirit Award.

Junior Amy Borsellino, who stepped in as an all-arounder for the second half of the season after injuries to others in the lineup, won the Dana McQuillin Coaches Award. Sophomore Scarlett Williams won the Katie Hardman Gym’Back Pride Award.

Junior Jordan Salsberg won the Most Improved Award for the second straight year and sophomore Bailee Zumwalde won the Spirit Award, also for the second straight year.

Pisani earned four All-America honors this year – first-team in the all-around, on floor and on beam, and second-team on bars – to finish with a school-record 13. Grable was a first-team All-American on beam and a second-team selection on vault. Zumwalde and freshman Stephani Canizaro were second-team All-Americans on floor.

Pisani and Grable also advanced to the individual event finals. Pisani finished third in the nation in the all-around, ninth on floor and 12th on beam, and Grable placed sixth on beam.

Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)