Bronco Gymnastics Ranked No. 25 in 2008 NACGC/W Academic Team Rankings, Eight Gymnasts Earn Individual Honors
BOISE, Idaho The Boise State women’s gymnastics team continues to reap the rewards of their hard work during the 2007-08 year. Their newest achievement was announced on Wednesday, with the team taking the No. 25 spot in the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Academic Team Rankings. The Broncos produced a grade point average of 3.3563 to garner their top-25 ranking while eight gymnasts snagged individual honors.

Junior Courtney Achter (social work) joined freshmen Amanda Burnett (general business) and Mallory Dziawura (health science) as the top honorees for the Broncos joining 57 additional NCAA Division I female gymnasts who earned a 4.00 GPA. Achter earned her second career NACGC/W All-American Scholar Athlete Award. Junior Ashli Rainboth ties for the No. 73 ranking, earning a 3.96 GPA in elementary education. Freshman Kelsey Lang (undeclared) earned a 3.80 GPA while Tessa Campbell (health science) earned a 3.63 GPA on the year to pick up her second NACGC/W All-American Scholar Athlete Award. Rounding out the individual honorees for Boise State include freshman Cassie Tycast who earned a 3.56 GPA in psychology and sophomore Raquel Turnbow who tallied a 3.53 GPA in health science.

The Broncos’ top-25 finish is the third-best finish in program history, while the eight individual honorees rank as the second-best finish. Boise State’s 2006 squad earned the program’s top spots in both categories by placing No. 13 as a team (3.4300 GPA) and having 10 student-athletes with individual honors.

All six Western Athletic Conference teams made it into the team rankings with Southern Utah University and Cal State Fullerton joining the Broncos in the top-25 ranks. Southern Utah placed second as a team with a 3.7229 team GPA and 12 student-athlete honorees while Cal State Fullerton took sixth overall with a 3.5867 GPA and nine student-athlete honorees. Utah State finished at No. 49 (3.1373 GPA) while San Jose State placed 50th (3.1316 GPA), both having five student-athlete honorees. Sacramento State rounded out the WAC placing 58th (3.0395 GPA) with seven student-athlete honorees.

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