May 31, 2017
LOGAN, Utah - The Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference (MRGC) recently announced the academic all-conference honorees and all 15 Boise State gymnasts from this past season were named to the list. Southern Utah (18) also had the entirety of its roster earn the award while BYU was second with 17 honorees.
This is the second-straight year that the Broncos had 100 percent of the team earn academic all-conference accolades.
To make the academic all-conference list, gymnasts must possess a 3.2 cumulative grade-point-average for the 2016-17 academic year (2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters). The MRGC is now in its third year of existence after the league was officially recognized as a conference by the NCAA prior to the 2015 season.
Four gymnasts posted perfect 4.0 GPAs: Mary Frances Bir (health science studies), Sandra Collantes (psychology), Courtney McGregor (health science studies) and Abby Webb (biology).
In addition, six gymnasts recorded GPAs of 3.9 or better: Isabella Amado (3.95, pre-medical), Mackenzie Bennion (3.96, criminal justice), Alex Esmerian (3.92, health science studies), Diana Mejia (3.94, health science studies), Maddi Nilson (3.95, chemistry) and Ann Stockwell (3.93, kinesiology).
The other five to round out the list were Sarah Means (3.87, general business), McKenna Morrell (3.50, elementary education), McKinley Pavicic (3.27, health science studies), Shani Remme (3.55, health science studies) and Paige Urquhart (3.79, biology).
The announcement comes on the heels of the program's perfect single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 1,000 in 2015-16.
The National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) will announce its Scholastic All-America honors later this summer. Boise State finished the 2015-16 academic year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.8087, giving them the highest team GPA among women's gymnastics teams in the country.