Arizona State's Anne Kuhm named Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO – Arizona State’s Anne Kuhm was named the Pac-12 Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced today. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Conference sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
Kuhm is majoring in Liberal Studies and currently holds a remarkable 4.21 cumulative grade-point average. She earned the 2018 WCGA Scholastic All-American honors. She has earned a season-best all-around score of 39.325 against Oregon State. In 2018, she placed fourth on floor and ninth in the all-around at the Pac-12 Championships on March 24. Recorded a career-high 9.875 points on bars at the Sacramento State Quad Meet. She was selected as an alternate for France at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She is a two-time French national all-around champion (2011 and 2012).
Kuhm and her fellow Sun Devils will compete at the Pac-12 Gymnastic Championships on Saturday at the Maverick Center, West Valley City, Utah. The first session of the Gymnastics Championships will begin at 12 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. MT and will feature seeds No. 5 through No. 8, while the second session at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. PT.
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 24 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, 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 award was first established during the 2007-08 academic year
Danielle Spencer-Bearham, Arizona (3.36 Biomedical Engineering); Sylvie Seilnacht, Cal (3.42 Public Heath); Mariana Colussi-Pelaez, Oregon OSU (3.86 Microbiology with a Pre-Med option and Chemistry Minor in Spanish); Taryn Fitzgerald, Stanford (3.73 Product Design); Brielle Nguyen, UCLA (3.52 Sociology); Shannon McNatt, Utah (3.99 Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations / Business Economics)
Previous Gymnastics Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Year Scholar-Athlete School
2018 Christine Peng-Peng Lee UCLA
2017 Madeline Gardiner OSU
2016 Breanna Hughes UTAH
2015 Georgia Dabritz UTAH
2014 Alicia Asturias CAL
2013 Stephanie McGregor OSU
2012 Stephanie McAllister UTAH
2011 Mary Atkinson ASU
2010 Carly Janiga Stanford
2009 Ariana Berlin UCLA
2008 Karin Wurm Arizona
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