Twelve Razorback Gymnasts Named WCGA Scholar All-Americans

Twelve Razorback Gymnasts Named WCGA Scholar All-Americans
Razorback Athletics

In addition to their performance on the competition floor, the Arkansas gymnastics program has had another solid showing in the classroom, and 12 athletes have been named Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association Scholar All-Americans, the organization announced Wednesday.

It is the fourth consecutive year in which the program has had at least 10 Scholar All-Americans, and the second-best amount in program history with 12. The team has earned 37 total Scholar All-American honors in head coach Jordyn Wieber's tenure, and never less than 12 in a season.

Amanda Elswick, Kalyxta Gamiao, Kiara Gianfagna, Kennedy Hambrick, Abby Johnston, Bailey Lovett, Maggie O'Hara, Jordan Olszewski, Savannah Pennese, Claire Rogers, Jensen Scalzo and Leah Smith all received Scholar All-American status for earning GPAs of 3.5 or above in the 2021-22 academic year. A record number of 1,077 athletes received the designation from the WCGA. Elswick, Hambrick, Lovett and O'Hara were among another record 228 athletes with 4.0 GPAs. Elswick, Hambrick and Lovett also become four-time honorees with the 2022 list.

Arkansas' team GPA for the year came in at 3.547, which ranks 50th among other NCAA programs. The Hogs came in third of the SEC teams in the rankings, with Kentucky at 39th and Alabama in 43rd. In Wieber's time at Arkansas, the team's GPA has never fallen below 3.5, and has been ranked within the top 50 and as high as 33rd.

More Information
Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for the latest information on all things Arkansas Gymnastics. You can also find the Razorbacks on social media by liking us on Facebook (Arkansas Razorback Gymnastics) and following us on Twitter and Instagram (@RazorbackGym).

Contacts

Elvis John Moya, associate director of athletics
Community Engagement and Fan Relations
479-575-6055, ejmoya@uark.edu

Headlines

Engineering Researcher Part of USDA Project Quantifying 'Climate-Smart' Rice Production

Associate professor Benjamin Runkle is part of a group that received a five-year, $80 million U.S. Department of Agriculture award aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emission associated with rice production.

Stop Scammers and Recognize Phishing Attempts

Phishing is the attempt to get passwords, university data, personal information or access to university systems by sending emails or text messages that appear to come from a trustworthy source.

Josie Bates Named Rose Law Firm 200th Anniversary Pro Bono Fellow

Dean Cynthia Nance has named Josie Bates the 2022-23 Rose Law Firm's 200th Anniversary Pro Bono Fellow at the U of A School of Law. 

Creative Writing and Translation Alumni and Graduate Student Receive Artists 360 Awards

Alumni of the Creative Writing and Translation Program — Brody Parrish Craig and Sabine Schmidt — have been awarded project grants, and M.F.A. student Lily Buday has been awarded a student grant award.

Serve-In Movie at UREC Tennis Center Wednesday

University Programs and University Recreation invite students to play tennis and watch the drama "King Richard" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the UREC Tennis Center.

News Daily