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Devin McCalla
Devin  McCalla

Gymnastics (Inducted 2008)


Devin R. McCalla won four varsity letters in as many years in gymnastics between 1999-2002 and was the first gymnast to be elected to the University's Athletic Hall of Fame. McCalla was a member of four consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference championship teams and NCAA Regional qualifying teams, and was an All-Conference performer in each of those years. In addition, she was twice named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Year (2000 and 2002).

As a freshman in 1999, she was named A-10 Rookie of the Week six times. Throughout her career, she earned A-10 Performer of the Week 17 times. McCalla owns team records in floor exercise, balance beam, uneven parallel bars and the top eight all-around scores ever recorded by a Colonials gymnast. To date, she is the only gymnast in GW history to score a perfect 10, which she did on beam.

Completing her senior season ranked 15th nationally in all-around, and after four straight years as an A-10 Academic All-Conference student-athlete, McCalla was the recipient of GW's Lynn George Outstanding Senior Woman Athlete in May, 2002. That summer she was named 2002 NCAA Woman of the Year for the District of Columbia.

McCalla came to GW from Richardson, Texas (suburban Dallas) and J.J. Pearce High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications here, then received a master's of arts in music and the performing arts from NYU in 2005. McCalla, returned to GW and served as director of promotions and marketing in the Department of Athletics from 2008-2010.