Cal Gymnasts Earn NACGC Academic Awards

Aug. 7, 2008

BERKELEY - Four members of last season's California women's gymnastics team recently earned academic awards from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC). The Golden Bears who received the scholastic recognition were Alli Szutu, Nicki Wells, Stefanie Cheng and Reiko Senteno.

In order to be considered as an individual scholar athlete, the student-athlete must post a current year or cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better.

Also receiving the honor were former Cal gymnasts, Elyse Wong and Vanna Rocchi. Szutu and Wells both graduated following the 2008 campaign. Cheng will compete for the 2009 team as a sophomore and Senteno redshirted last year.

Earlier this year, Wells was selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team, while Sophia Hocini made the second team and Siobhan Luce was an honorable-mention pick.

Cal opens the 2009 season on Sunday, Jan. 11, against UC Davis and Sacramento State at Haas Pavilion at 2 p.m.

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