Kristen Kerr | Posted: 30 May 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Seventeen BYU gymnasts earn all-conference academic honors

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PROVO, Utah — Seventeen Cougars received Academic All-Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference honors on Tuesday.

“They are student-athletes and we pride ourselves in being students before athletes,” BYU head coach Guard Young said. “Gymnastics lends itself to doing well in the classroom because to be at this level, you need to follow instructions and work hard.”

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must finish the 2016-17 academic year with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and have appeared on the squad list during the 2017 season.  

The Cougars finished fourth at the MRGC Championship in March with an overall score of 194.675. They advanced to the NCAA Regionals in Seattle for a fifth-place finish and earned a 195.025, BYU’s highest regional score in 12 years.  

“I like the direction the program is going gymnastically and academically,” Young said.

Every routine performed at regionals will return for the 2018 campaign.

Honoree Class Major
Emily Cannon RS Freshman Exercise science
Helody Cyrenne Redshirt Undeclared
Kyleigh Greenlief Junior Exercise science
Taylor Harward Senior Business managment- global supply chain
Brittni Hawes Junior Exercise and wellness
Cheyenne Hill Sophomore Exercise and wellness 
Shannon Hortman Freshman Pre-nursing
Lauren Love Freshman Pre-nursing
Savanna Maradiaga Sophomore Exercise science
Hannah Miller Freshman Undeclared
Macie Miller Freshman Education
Marielle Mitchell RS Freshman Exercise science
Briana Pearson Freshman Pre-business
Natasha Trejo Sophomore Accounting
Jill van Mierlo Junior Early childhood education
Jessie Westergard RS Sophomore Athletic training
Angel Zhong Freshman Neuroscience

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