Jenna Dudley Named 2010 Women's Gymnastics MVP
April 26, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force sophomore Jenna Dudley was named the MVP of the women's gymnastics team, head coach Doug Day announced at the team's end-of-the-season banquet, held this evening (April 26) at the Academy's Falcon Room. Day and his staff honored each gymnast, while handing out the team's annual awards.
Dudley had a stellar sophomore season, en route to become the youngest Falcon to earn the team's top honor since Kimberly Broughton claimed MVP honors as a freshman in 2000.
She earned career-best marks on the vault (9.800, twice), balance beam (9.750, twice), floor exercise (9.825) and all-around (38.850), while recording a season-best 9.700 on the uneven bars. Dudley claimed a pair of USAG All-America honors (all-around, uneven bars), while becoming the first Air Force athlete to earn the vault title at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. She was a two-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week, a three-time all-conference selection and a participant at the NCAA Regional Championships.
For the second straight year, junior Lisa Wong was the recipient of the Warrior Award. Wong, a competitor at the NCAA Regional Championships, missed only one meet this year while recovering from laser eye surgery. She returned to the lineup with a vengeance, surpassing the 9.000 mark in every meet for a perfect "hit" percentage. Wong tallied career-best marks in every event she competed in this season, posting scores of 9.725 on the balance beam, 9.675 on the floor exercise and 9.550 on the vault.
Classmate Holland Davis was the recipient of the team's Most Improved Award. Having competed only as an exhibition performer during her freshman and sophomore seasons, Davis joined the rotation of the vault and uneven bars this year. Davis competed on the vault in nine meets, while participating on the bars in all 13 competitions. The junior steadily bettered her scores throughout the season, highlighted by an improvement of over one point on the uneven bars (9.550). She also upped her vault score by nearly a half point to 9.525.
In addition, the Falcons honored 2010 team captain, senior Aftan Boudreaux, as well as her classmates Michelle Denise and Stephanie Frick. Day also named rising senior Brittany Dutton as the captain for the upcoming 2011 season.
The Falcons' banquet closed out a remarkable season, which saw the program cross the 190-point mark on three occasions and post its highest team total in six years - 193.300 - during its final home meet. Six upperclassmen accounted for career-best marks in 13 different events, including six marks over 9.750 and three over 9.800.