Four Cyclones Earn NACGC/W Scholastic Honors
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team excellence in competition was shown via their third-place finish at the NCAA Regional and its top-25 ranking to finish the 2014 season. On Friday, four Cyclone gymnasts and the ISU squad was honored for its excellence in the classroom when the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) named its Scholastic All-Americans for the 2013-14 academic year.
Two of the 2014 Cyclones’ seniors were honored in Henrietta Green and Michelle Shealy. Green, who graduated with a degree in kinesiology, finished her career strong, earning All-Big 12 honors on floor at the Big 12 Championships. Shealy, an elementary education major and holder of the squad’s highest GPA at 3.92, was a 2013 First Team All-American on balance beam for the Cyclones.
Junior Caitlin Brown also earned the honor. Brown, a business marketing major, was one of Iowa State’s leaders in competition along with her work in the classroom. Brown qualified for the NCAA Championships in the all-around and was the Big 12’s runner-up in the all-around competition. Sophomore Sammie Pearsall, also a business marketing major, was the fourth Cyclone honored by the NACGC/W.
The Cyclone gymnastics squad was one of 63 programs nationally to receive the team academic award.
To be eligible, a team must maintain a 3.0 GPA during the preceding academic year. Student-athletes must maintain a 3.5 GPA during the academic year or have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.