DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) boasted a perfect 4.00 grade point average to lead a group of seven University of New Hampshire gymnasts that received Scholastic All-America awards from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) for the 2011-12 season.
Student-athletes were recognized for attaining a year-long or cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Reibold, a biomedical science major who in March was the first Wildcat ever honored as the EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year, garnered the fourth NACGC/W Scholastic All-America award of her career.
Senior co-captain Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) notched her third straight Scholastic All-America award by registering a 3.87 GPA in kinesiology: sport studies, and junior co-captain Courtney Connors (Buffalo, N.Y.), a business administration: accounting major, extended her Scholastic All-America streak to three years in a row by posting a 3.72 GPA.
Junior Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.), who will serve as co-captain during the 2012-13 season, collected her first Scholastic All-America award by virtue of a 3.56 GPA as a nutrition and wellness major.
Making it back-to-back Scholastic All-America seasons was sophomore Carly Stote (Kingston, N.Y.), courtesy of a 3.55 GPA in kinesiology: exercise science. Stote is joined by classmate Jillian Hudson (Sparkill, N.Y.), a nutrition major who secured a 3.71 GPA for Scholastic All-America recognition.
Freshman Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) crafted an impressive 3.96 GPA in her first campaign as a Wildcat to be feted as a Scholastic All-America award winner as a kinesiology: exercise science major.
UNH, which recorded a cumulative 3.2232 GPA, ranked 47th nationally and third among New England schools, trailing only Brown (sixth, 3.6414 GPA) and Yale (14th, 3.4571). North Carolina (15th, 3.4464) and Pittsburgh (44th, 3.2427) were the only EAGL schools to place ahead of New Hampshire.
The NACGC/W seeks to actively manage and develop the sport of women's gymnastics at the collegiate level and works with the NCAA and USA Gymnastics in order to provide the best possible experience for the student-athletes.
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