Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gymnastics: Sooners Boast Five Scholar-Athletes

The College Gymnastics Association named five members of the Oklahoma men's gymnastics team to its list of 2013 Academic All-America Scholar-Athletes.

Dylan Akers, Presten Ellsworth, Ethan Jose and Stanton Rehkemper were named to the First Team and Alec Robin was named to the Second Team.

The CGA honored 88 individual gymnasts as first-team All-America Scholar-Athletes for attaining at least a 3.50 grade point average and 45 second-team honorees for attaining a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.499.

Akers was one of eight student-athletes in the sport to achieve a 4.0 GPA. in 2013, Akers competed in 11 of OU’s 12 meets and has also been named Academic All-Big 12 and an MPSF Scholar-Athlete.

Ellsworth was the MPSF Gymnast of the Year last season, winning the conference parallel bars title and earning Academic All-Big 12 First Team recognition.

Jose earned his first career All-American honors with a 14.475 on high bar in the event finals at the NCAA Championships in addition to his academic achievements, including Academic All-Big 12 First Team and an MPSF Scholar-Athlete.

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Also an Academic All-Big and MPSF Scholar-Athlete, Rehkemper won four event titles, the first of his career, on high bar in 2013 as a sophomore.

Robin most recently led Team USA to a gold medal at the Maccabiah Games last month after earning three All-America honors in the all-around, vault and high bar. Robin was also an MPSF champion on vault.

/// SoonerSports PR
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