Six Gymnasts Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Team

April 1, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Arizona State women's gymnastics team had six student-athletes named to the Pacific-10 All-Academic Team. The Sun Devils had three on the first-team and one on the second-team with two athletes additionally named honorable mention.

Juniors Mary Atkinson and Brittany Schuett and sophomore Kahoku Palafox were each selected to the first team. Schuett, a floor specialist for the Sun Devils, earned first-team honors for the second-time of her career. With a 4.0 grade point average as a double major in Speech and Hearing Science and psychology, she holds the conference's highest GPA. Atkinson, who was recently named to the All-Pac-10 team as an all-arounder, boasts a 3.54 in Bioscience. Atkinson, who is also in ASU's prestigious Barrett Honors College, was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team last season. With a 3.69 in Sustainability, Palafox has been recognized for the first time by the Pac-10. She has been in the uneven bars and balance beam lineup for the team all season.

Sophomore Callie Price earned second-team honors. Price, who is one of the team's top vaulters, currently holds a 3.57 in Kinesiology. Senior Kaitlynn Bormann and Kelly Reilly were selected as honorable mention.

The ASU gymnastics team will head to Los Angeles next weekend for the NCAA West Regional.

PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC - WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
First Team Yr. GPA Major
Mary Atkinson, ASU Jr. 3.54 Bioscience
Karen Cain, WASH Jr. 3.82 Political Science
Ruby Engreitz, WASH So. 3.66 Architecture
Carly Janiga, STAN Sr. 3.78 Psychology
Stephanie McGregor, OSU So. 3.98 Pre-Bioengineering
Kahoku Palafox, ASU So. 3.69 Sustainability
Miranda Russell, ARIZ Jr. 3.66 Spanish
Brittany Schuett, ASU Jr. 4.00 Speech/Hearing Science & Psychology
Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ Sr. 3.51 English
Olivia Vivian, OSU So. 3.66 Liberal Studies
Samantha Walior, WASH Jr. 3.72 Finance
Tenaya West, STAN Sr. 3.49 Human Biology

Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Haley Bogart, WASH Jr. 3.47 Business Administration
Laura-Ann Chong, OSU Sr. 3.22 Exercise & Sport Science
Aisha Gerber, UCLA So. 3.62 Undeclared
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA So. 3.41 Undeclared
Danielle Ikoma, STAN Jr. 3.66 Biology
Allyse Ishino, STAN Sr. 3.29 Human Biology
Britnie Jones, ARIZ So. 3.40 Undeclared
Kristen Linton, WASH Jr. 3.44 Law, Societies and Justice
Leslie Mak, OSU So. 3.39 Pre-Business/Marketing
Callie Price, ASU So. 3.57 Kinesiology
Blair Ryland, STAN Sr. 3.37 Human Biology
Whitney Watson, OSU Sr. 3.29 Applied Visual Arts

Honorable Mention:
Shelley Alexander, Jr., STAN; Kaitlynn Bormann, Sr., ASU; Amanda Cline, So., WASH; Anna Epps, So., WASH; Avery Gee, Jr., CAL; Sophia Hocini, Sr., CAL; Shana Johnson, So., CAL; Alexandra Leggitt, So., CAL; Nicole Pechanec, So., STAN; Kelly Reilly, So., ASU; Mandi Rodriguez, Sr., OSU; Mizuki Sato, Jr., UCLA; Allison Taylor, Jr., UCLA; Niki Tom, Jr., UCLA

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