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Arizona State's Anne Kuhm named Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Mar 20, 2019

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

Also Nominated:
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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