Nov. 13, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University gymnastics team has earned NACGC/W Academic All-America honors for the sixth consecutive year, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastic Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) for the 2006 season.
As a team, the Colonials had an overall GPA of 3.4533 to rank 11th among 59 NCAA Division I schools which had a 3.00 team GPA or better. GW also had seven gymnasts earn individual All-America honors. By doing so, it was one of just 30 schools to have at least seven individuals earn All-America accolades among the 65 institutions which earned recognition.
Recent graduates Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH) and Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX), senior Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA), juniors Carolyn Marckesano (Reston, VA), Abbey Myles (Waxhaw, NC) and McKenzie Parrack (Richardson, TX) and former Colonial Cameron Jones (Ravenna, OH) each earned individual Academic All-America accolades for GW.
The academic honor for Tiffany Jones was her fourth consecutive, while Guilbert was recognized for the third straight year. Kaufman and Myles were both repeat selection from last season.
All eight schools of the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) earned 2006 NACGC/W Academic All-America honors, however GW had the highest team GPA among the conference members.
Southern Utah claimed its sixth straight academic national crown with the top overall team GPA at 3.6542, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology was second (3.6111) and Winona State was third (3.5993).
To learn more about the NACGC/W and its annual Academic All-America award, please visit collegegymnast.com.