Nelson is the sole representative of NCAA Gymnastics to earn the award, given out "to honor students of color who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field... in addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership."
Lauren Thomas, Katie McNamara, and Gabi Wickman join Washington for the 2021 season.
The GymDawgs set a program record with ten Academic Honor Roll honors.
Evanni Roberson, Kristyn Hoffa, Maya Washington, Madison Copiak, and Geneva Thompson all earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors.
The Washington GymDawgs earned five All-American awards Tuesday, as announced by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association.
SEATTLE - Washington will host Seattle Pacific University on Saturday in the final meet of the regular season. The GymDawgs will celebrate their senior class as this marks the final home action this season as well.