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.
2012 PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS – WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
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
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
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.