Patrick Duffy
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    Patrick Duffy

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    High School:
    La Cueva

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    FX, PH

    Club:
    Gold Cup

    04/25/2013

    Patrick Duffy Named to Academic All-MPSF Team

    It is the second straight academic all-MSPF honor for Duffy.

    JUNIOR YEAR | 2013: Competed on the pommel horse in 11 team competitions...scored a season-best 13.900 for a top-10 finish at Oklahoma...tied for second (13.800) in the regular-season finale with Washington...tied for 10th in the team finals at the USAG National Championships (13.600)...named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation academic all-conference team.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012: Competed on the pommel horse in every team competition...scored a season-high 14.050 at the NCAA National Qualifier...competed on the floor exercise during six meets...won the floor exercise at Arizona State...scored a career-high 14.400 at that meet...that score is tied for 17th on the Academy's all-time list...also competed twice on the vault...made collegiate debut against Minnesota, scoring a 13.400...named to the MPSF academic all-conference team.

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011: Competed on the pommel horse in every team competition...posted a career-best score of 14.200 at the All-Academy Championships...that is the eighth-highest score in Academy history...also recorded marks on the program's top-20 all-time list of 13.650 (18th, at Nebraska) and 13.600 (19th, three times, including the MPSF Championships)...named to the College Gymnastics Association's Scholar-Athlete team.

    HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: La Cueva High School...selected as a State of New Mexico Higher Education Department Recognition Program Scholar in 2009-10...posted a 4.5 weighted GPA...two-time academic letterwinner...member of the National Honor Society...selected for the National Youth Leadership Forum all four years...three-year member of Nobel's National Society of High School Scholars...named Who's Who Among High School Students in 2008...competed at the club level for Gold Cup Gymnastics...coached by Jerry Nickels...member of two state championship teams (2009, 2010)...2009 Gymnast of the Year...four-time USAG Junior Olympic Qualifier...four-time USAG First-Team Academic All-American...USAG Region I Select Team in 2005, representing gymnastics from California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona...named to the USAG Southern California State All-Star Team in 2005...two-time selection to the USAG Nevada State All-Star Team...placed first in the all-around at the USAG Southern California State North Conference meet in 2006...two-time Most Decorated Gymnast Award...two-time participant at the International Gymnastics Camp...also attended Falcon Sports Camps in 2009, earning the Best Attitude Award.

    PERSONAL: Son of Pat and Diana Duffy...father was a 1981 Academy graduate and spent 28 years as a fighter pilot, retiring as a Colonel...mother is a 1983 Academy graduate...nickname is "Patty"...has one younger sister, Katherine...majoring in electrical engineering...future career plans include either becoming a pilot or "cyber commando"...served as Assistant Confidence Course Commander and Assistant A Flight Commander...named to the Athletic Director's List...hobbies include "endangering my life, working on cars, Cadet Parades and waterskiing...loves techo music...is one-quarter Japanese...worked Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training ("tear-gassed about 300 kids") during the summer...also worked the Confidence Course during Basic Cadet Training and took leave...favorite event is the pommel horse...member of Cadet Squadron 12.

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