Six GymDawgs Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

March 28, 2008

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Six Washington gymnasts were named to the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Gymnastics All-Academic teams, announced Commissioner Tom Hansen. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be a starter or significant contributor.

Juniors Emily Epsten (San Diego, Calif.) and Kristen Omori (Kirkland, Wash.) were both selected to the Second Team, while seniors Raimey Iselin (Lake Tapps, Wash.) and Nikki Waiss (Mill Creek, Wash.) and juniors Katie Boyko (Kelso, Wash.) and Kelly Gilbert (Phoenix, Ariz.) received honorable mention accolades.

The Huskies will compete tomorrow afternoon as Washington hosts the Pac-10 Championships at Bank of America Arena. Competition is set to begin at 4 p.m.

First Team
Lauren Elmore, STAN
Kelly Fee, STAN
Carly Janiga, STAN
Yuki Lamb, OSU
Claire Pierce, OSU
Alex Pintchouk, STAN
Aimee Precourt, STAN
Miranda Russell, ARIZ
Rachelle Silberg, ARIZ
Nicki Wells, CAL
Karin Wurm, ARIZ
Tabitha Yim, STAN

Second Team
Ariana Berlin, UCLA
Laura-Ann Chong, OSU
Kristina Comforte, UCLA
Megan Devencenzi, OSU
Emily Epsten, WASH
Alexis Greene, ARIZ
Ashlee Hinkle, ASU
Sophia Hocini, CAL
Kristen Omori, WASH
Tasha Schwikert, UCLA
Sara Specht, ARIZ
Tenaya West, STAN

Honorable Mention: Brooke Barclay, So., OSU; Kera Bolen, Jr., OSU; Kaitlynn Bormann, So., ASU; Katie Boyko, Jr., WASH; Carrie Finley, Jr., ASU; Kelly Gilbert, Jr., WASH; Raimey Iselin, Sr., WASH; Siobhan Luce, Sr., CAL; Tia Orlando, Jr., ASU; Nicole Ourada, Jr., STAN; Natalie Padilla, Sr., UCLA; Heather Purnell, Jr., STAN; Mandi Rodriguez, So., OSU; Nikki Waiss, Sr., WASH; Whitney Watson, So., OSU.

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