Glass Named AAI Award Finalist

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State gymnast Amy Glass was named one of six finalists for the AAI Award, announced recently by American Athletic, Inc.

Considered the sport's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, the AAI Award is presented annually to the top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics. The honor is chosen by a vote of every NCAA women's gymnastics head coach.

The field was recently narrowed down to six finalists, all of which will be recognized at the NCAA Championships Banquet held before the meet scheduled for April 20-22. Joining Glass as finalists are, Geralen Stack-Eaton of Alabama, Jamie Pisani or Arkansas, Kat Ding of Georgia, Megan Ferguson of Oklahoma and Leslie Mak of Oregon State.

Glass will lead her teammates to the 2012 NCAA Fayetteville Regional this weekend, in hopes of earning the program's first team berth to the NCAA National Championships. The regional championships begin at 4 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, April 7 at the Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.

The redshirt-senior from Vacaville, Calif., is a 2011 NCAA national competitor in the all-around, as well as the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Year and 2010 NCAA West Region Athlete of the Year. She is a two-time WAC individual champion, once on vault and once on balance beam, as well as a five-time all-conference honoree.

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