Brittany Dutton, Doug Day and Lumi Garcy Earn Top USAG Honors
April 10, 2011
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women's gymnastics team concluded an impressive weekend at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships with three USAG national awards, as selected by the division coaches. Brittany Dutton was named the Most Outstanding Senior, while Doug Day was named Head Coach of the Year and Lumi Garcy was named the Assistant Coach of the Year.
Dutton, who wrapped up a stellar four-year career by winning the 2011 USAG uneven bars title on Sunday afternoon, is just the second Falcon to earn the top gymnast award, joining 2004 recipient Erin Maguire. It is the second major award for Dutton this season, as she was named the Gymnast of the Year by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in mid-March.
Day claimed the first USAG Head Coach of the Year of his career, while Garcy claimed her first assistant coaching honor. Day, who was also named the coach of the year by the MPSF for the second straight season, is in his fifth year with the Falcons, while Garcy is in her first year. Garcy's award, is the first USAG coaching award for the Falcons since 2002, when Holly (Saunders) Tedeschi earned the assistant coach of the year award.
In addition, Cornell's Kaitlin Hardy was the recipient of the Mari-Rae Sopper Spirit Award.
USAG WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS AWARD WINNERS
Outstanding Senior Gymnast:
Assistant Coach of the Year:
Ken Anderson Coach of the Year: