Seven Bruin Gymnasts Selected to Pac-10 All-Academic Team

March 29, 2002

Walnut Creek, Calif. - The top-ranked UCLA Gymnastics team placed seven student-athletes on the Pac-10 All-Academic team, including first-team selections Kristin Parker (Hanford, CA) and Onnie Willis (Tacoma, WA).

Parker, a junior majoring in Psychology, is a repeat first-team selection, earning a 3.73 cumulative grade point average. The three-time All-American and school-record holder on floor (10.0) was a Verizon Academic All-District team member in 2001 and has earned NACGC Scholastic All-America acclaim the past two seasons.

Willis, also a junior Psychology major, holds a 3.66 gpa. Just last week, Willis captured the all-around and uneven bars titles at the Pac-10 Championships. In 2001, she became the first-ever UCLA gymnast to win the NCAA all-around title and also earned Pac-10 All-Academic and Verizon Academic All-District second-team honors. Willis is an eight-time All-American and school-record holder on vault (10.0) and floor exercise (10.0).

Junior Doni Thompson (Olympia, WA) earned honorable mention honors for the second consecutive year and is joined by sophomores Alyssa Beckerman (Middletown, NJ), Jamie Dantzscher (San Dimas, CA), Yvonne Tousek (Cambridge, ON) and Jamie Williams (Tucson, AZ).

In order to be eligible for Pac-10 All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.

2002 Pac-10 All-Academic Women's Gymnastics Team

First Team:
Lindsay Compitello, Arizona, Jr., 3.75 GPA, Communications
Shelly Goldberg, Stanford, So., 3.99 GPA, Undeclared
Laura Moon, ASU, Sr., 3.63 GPA, Political Science
Kristin Parker, UCLA, Jr., 3.73 GPA, Psychology
Onnie Willis, UCLA, Jr., 3.66 GPA, Psychology

Second Team:
Caroline Fluhrer, Stanford, So., 3.58 GPA, Undeclared
Maggie Germaine, ASU, So., 3.61 GPA, Exercise Science
Lise Leveille, Stanford, So., 3.50 GPA, Undeclared
Jerra Lopez, OSU, Sr., 3.48 GPA, Pre-Communications
Amy Metcalf, Washington, So., 3.79 GPA, Psychology

Honorable Mention:
Kendall Beck, Stanford, Alyssa Beckerman, UCLA, Allison Bruce, Washington, Karissa Chock, Cal, Kim Claussen, Washington, Alissa Cooper, Stanford, Jamie Dantzscher, UCLA, Abby Gair, Stanford, Katy Herbert, Stanford, Kristen Jensen, Stanford, Elizabeth Jillson, OSU, Stephanie Kim, Cal, Janet McKinght, Cal, Becky Meldrum, Stanford, Lindsay Nelson, OSU, Tanya Powers, Washington, Emily Pritchard, Washington, Katreece Stone, Cal, Doni Thompson, UCLA, Yvonne Tousek, UCLA, Cassidy Vreeke, ASU, Jamie Williams, UCLA, Lindsay Wing, Stanford, Elaine Yoder, OSU.

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