FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas gymnast Amanda Wellick was named to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC) Regular-Season All-America list. Wellick earned NACGA Second-Team Regular-Season All-American honors on the vault.
This is the first All-American nod for the sophomore, as she currently is tied for 14th in the nation on the vault with an RQS of 9.920. Her selection to the NACGA Regular-Season All-American team makes her the second Razorback gymnast to be selected as a regular-season All-American. Wellick joins former two-time NCAA national champion, Katherine Grable, who was a three-time first-team All-American selection and a three-time second-team All-American.
Wellick, who was competed in every meet this season as an all-around gymnast, has had a remarkable season on the vault. Going into Saturday’s NCAA Morgantown Regional, the Wheaton, Illinois native has earned a 9.9-or-better on seven-straight vault routines. On the year, Wellick has scored a 9.9-plus on nine routines, including a pair of 9.950’s, which is a personal-best for the sophomore.
NACGC Regular-Season All-Americans are determined by their final RQS standings in the GymInfo rankings entering NCAA Regional competition. The top eight gymnasts on each event and the all-around receive first-team honors and gymnasts Nos. 9-16 receive second-team honors with all ties included. Gymnasts can also earn All-America status at NCAA Championships with a top-four (first team) or No. 5-8 (second team) session finish.
The NACGC Second-Team Regular-Season All-American honor adds to an already impressive list of accolades for the second-year gymnast. This season, Wellick earned All-Southeastern Conference honors on the vault after finishing first in the afternoon session with a 9.900. She was named the Co-SEC Gymnast of the Week back on Jan. 20 of this season, after she collected a personal-best of 9.950 on the vault and floor exercise to help the Razorback upset the two-time SEC champion, Alabama. Wellick also won the SEC Freshman of the Year honors last season and was one of two Razorback gymnasts to compete in the 2014 NCAA Gymnastics National Championship.
Wellick and the Razorbacks will compete this Saturday, April 4, at the NCAA Morgantown Regional on the campus of West Virginia University. Arkansas will need to finish either first or second to advance to the NCAA National Championship Session as a team. Events from WVU Coliseum begins at 3 p.m. CT.
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