Utah's Dabritz named Pac-12 gymnastics Scholar Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO – UTAH’s Georgia Dabritz was named the Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced on Thursday. The award, which is presented in each of the 22 sports the Conference sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
Dabritz will graduate next year with degrees in Health, Society, and Policy as well as Health Education. She currently holds a 3.78 GPA. Dabritz has been a member of the Pac-12 Gymnastics All-Academic teams for the last two years, is a two-time NACGC (National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches) Scholar All-American, and has been on the Dean’s List and the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll consistently since her freshman year at UTAH.
The Newburyport, Mass. native is no stranger to the spotlight: her career as a gymnast at UTAH has earned her many other accolades. Dabritz is a 10-time All-American, a three-time regional event champion, a four-time Pac-12 title winner, the 2013 NCAA uneven bars runner-up, the 2014 Pac-12 Specialist of the Year, and the 2012 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. The co-captain of the No. 4 team in the nation has been invaluable to her team over the last four years and is currently ranked third in the nation on the vault, first in the nation on the bars, and sixth in the nation on the floor. This season alone, Dabritz has been named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week four times and has been named Pac-12 Specialist of the Week twice.
Dabritz will be competing in her final Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships this weekend. The Championships will be held this Saturday, Mar. 21, at the Huntsman Center on campus at the University of Utah. Tickets for the event are still available at Utahtickets.com.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 22 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling. The Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were established during the 2007-08 academic year.
Other Nominees Included: Allie Flores, ARIZ; Rebecca Wing, STAN; Taylor Keeker, OSU; Samantha Peszek, UCLA; McKenzie Fechter, WASH