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Seven Cal Gymnasts Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/17/2013

April 17, 2013


Aside from contributing to one of the most successful seasons in California women’s gymnastics history, half of the Golden Bear squad has been acknowledged for outstanding performances outside of the gym as well. Seven members of the Cal women’s gymnastics team were selected for the Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics All-Academic Teams, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Wednesday.

“This is what Cal Athletics is all about – balancing academic and athletic life and achieving the highest results in both areas. I think our student athletes exemplify that balance,” said California head coach Justin Howell.

Junior Alicia Asturias was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team, while senior Dallas Crawford were honorable mention selections.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Asturias is a two-time first team All-Academic selection with a 3.78 cumulative GPA in Psychology. Earlier this season, she was also named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team for her performance at the Pac-12 Championships in Corvallis, Ore. Asturias competed in the all-around in every meet of the 2013 season, registering new career-high scores in all five events.

Rosenzweig owns a 3.44 GPA as a cognitive science major. This is her second All-Academic Second Team selection. Olivere, Spomer, Chang and Crawford were also recognized with honorable mentions in 2012, while it is Alferos’ first selection.


First Team

JR Alicia Asturias, California - 3.78, Psychology

JR Lia Del Priore, Utah - 3.84, Math Teaching

JR Hailee Hansen, Utah - 3.95, Communications

JR Mary Beth Lofgren, Utah -  3.90, Health-Ed

JR Corrie Lothrop, Utah - 3.70, Health-Ed

SR Stephanie McGregor, Oregon State - 3.98, Bioengineering

JR Shona Morgan, Stanford - 3.77, Human Biology

GRAD Kahoku Palafox, Arizona State - 3.90, Urban & Environmental Planning

JR Shana Sangston, Arizona - 3.81, Family Studies & Human Development

SO Becky Tutka, Utah - 3.81, Business

JR Aliza Vaccher, Washington - 3.62, Psychology

SR Megan Whitney, Washington - 3.83, Psychology


Second Team

SR Aubree Cristello, Arizona - 3.53 Marketing

SO Georgia Dabritz, Utah - 3.64 Undeclared

JR Nansy Damianova, Utah - 3.49 Mass Communication

JR Barbara Donaldson, Arizona - 3.57 French

SO McKenzie Fetcher, Washington - 3.63 Pre-Major Arts & Sciences

SO Taylor Keeker, Oregon State - 3.63 Human Development & Family Sciences

SO Katelyn Ohlrich, Oregon State - 3.59 Civil Engineering

SR Amelia Rew, Arizona State - 3.48 Biological Sciences

SR Arla Rosenzweig, California - 3.44 Cognitive Science

JR Amanda Spinner, Stanford - 3.45 Economics

SO Tory Wilson, Utah - 3.65 Biology

SR Lichelle Wong, UCLA - 3.39 Psychology


Honorable Mention

Dallas Crawford, Jr., CAL; Nicole Dayton, Sr., STAN; Allison Flores, So., ARIZ; Natelle Gentile, So., ASU; Pauline Hanset, So., STAN; Mattie Larson, So., UCLA; Kassandra Lopez, So., UTAH; Ashley Morgan, Sr., STAN; Stina Olivere, Sr., CAL; Alyssa Pritchett, Sr., UCLA; Molly Quirk, Sr., ARIZ; Lauren Rogers, Sr., WASH; Samantha Shapiro, So., STAN; Chelsea Spomer, Sr., CAL; Chelsea Tang, So., OSU; Phoebe Tham, Sr., WASH; Kristina Vaculik, So., STAN; Jordan Williams, Jr., ARIZ; Cerise Witherby, So., OSU; Amber Womba, So., ARIZ; Vanessa Zamarripa, Sr., UCLA.

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