Abbey Rogers Named MWC Scholar-Athlete
June 24, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Recently graduated Air Force gymnastics Abbey Rogers was named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete, the league announced this afternoon (June 24). Rogers, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., posted a 3.76 GPA in behavioral sciences. It is the third straight year that Rogers has been honored by the MWC.
Rogers capped an amazing collegiate career with her second straight MPSF Gymnast of the Year award and three conference titles. The senior, who earned an invitation to the NCAA Regional Championships, paced the Falcons with four all-conference selections. She posted the squad's highest total of the year on every event, while collecting three MPSF Gymnast of the Week awards and 16 first-place finishes. The native of Pittsburgh, Pa., who upped her career-best scores in three of the four individual events, as well as the all-around, also received numerous academic awards. Rogers earned academic all-conference honors, a place on the USAG All-Academic Team and a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
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.