Abbey Rogers Named MWC Scholar-Athlete

    Abbey Rogers
    Abbey Rogers

    June 23, 2008

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Abigail Rogers was one of 506 student-athletes to be named to the Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete, the league announced this afternoon (June 23). Rogers, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., posted a 3.71 GPA in behavioral sciences. It is the second straight year that Rogers has been honored by the MWC.

    An Academic All-District first-team selection, Rogers became the first gymnast in Academy history to earn Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Year accolades. An all-conference selection on the balance beam, floor exercise and all-around, Rogers recorded 13 first-place finishes during the course of the season. She participated in the all-around at the NCAA North Central Regional, was a two-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week and an academic all-conference selection for the second straight year. Rogers, who set personal best marks on every event this season and led the team on the vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and all-around, also led the conference on the floor exercise and all-around.

    The MWC Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest academic honor bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.



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