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Ellette Craddock (photo by Jeff Sipsey)

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Three Bruin Gymnasts Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/14/2014
Three UCLA gymnasts were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic gymnastics team for 2014 - second-team honoree Samantha Peszek and honorable mention picks Danusia Francis and Ellette Craddock.

Peszek, a senior from Indianapolis, Ind. holds a 3.55 cumulative GPA in Communication Studies. This is Peszek's second All-Academic honor; she was previously honored in 2012. Peszek, the 2014 Pac-12 beam champion, is also an All-Pac-12 honoree on beam and a Regular Season All-American on bars and beam. She scored her first career perfect 10 on uneven bars on Feb. 8 and has twice earned career-high marks of 39.7 in the all-around.

Both Francis and Craddock pick up their first Pac-12 All-Academic awards. Francis, a sophomore from Kenilworth, England, was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection on beam, as well as a first-team regular season All-American. Francis scored a perfect 10 on beam on Mar. 16 and scored career-best marks of 9.9 on bars and floor at the NCAA Regional. Craddock, a redshirt sophomore from San Francisco, Calif., competed in nine meets this season, including the last two postseason meets. She has posted a career-high of 9.825 on beam twice this year.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

2014 Pac-10 All-Academic - Women's Gymnastics

First Team
Alicia Asturias, California, Sr. - 3.83, Psychology
Georgia Dabritz, Utah, Jr. - 3.77, Health, Society and Policy
Kailah Delaney, Utah, Jr. - 3.81, Health, Society and Policy
Lia Del Priore, Utah, Sr. - 3.74 Math Teaching
Jenna Frowein, Stanford, So. - 3.93, Undeclared
Hailee Hansen, Utah, Sr. - 3.96, Mass Communications
Breanna Hughes, Utah, So. - 3.98, Undeclared
Serena Leong, California, So. - 3.80, Bioengineering
Mary Beth Lofgren, Utah, Sr. - 3.88, Health, Promotion and Education
Shona Morgan, Stanford, Sr. - 3.84, Human Biology
Shana Sangston, Arizona, Sr. - 3.84, Family Studies & Human Development
Becky Tutka, Utah, Jr. - 3.81, Business Administration

Second Team
Nansy Damianova, Utah, Sr. - 3.61, Communications
McKenzie Fechter, Washington, Jr. - 3.69, Communications
Taylor Keeker, Oregon State, Jr. - 3.71, Education
Corrie Lothrop, Utah, Sr. - 3.62 - Health, Promotion & Education
Katelyn Ohlrich, Oregon State, Jr. - 3.66, Mechanical Engineering
Samantha Peszek, UCLA, Sr. - 3.66, Communication Studies
Allie Salas, Arizona State, So. - 3.50, Biochemistry
Samantha Shapiro, Stanford, Jr. - 3.55 Biomechanical Engineering
Amanda Spinner, Stanford, Sr. - 3.45, Economics
Aliza Vaccher, Washington, Sr. - 3.62, Psychology
Tory Wilson, Utah, Jr. - 3.66, Health, Society & Policy
Rebecca Wing, Stanford, Sr. - 3.69, Engineering, Product Design

Honorable Mention: Leilani Alferos, California, Sr.; Erika Aufiero, California, So.; Melissa Chuang, Stanford, So.; Ellette Craddock, UCLA, RSo.; Dallas Crawford, California Sr.; Shelby Edwards, Arizona, So.; Danusia Francis, UCLA, So.; Erin Hamister, Arizona State, So.; Pauline Hanset, Stanford, Jr.; Carissa Kraus, Arizona State, So.; Jaclyn McCartin, Washington, Jr.; Stephanie Miceli, Arizona State, So.; Allison Northey, Washington, So.; Taylor Rice, Stanford, So.; Natasha Sundby, Arizona State, Jr.; Chelsea Tang, Oregon State, Jr.; Nicole Turner, Oregon State, So.; Kristina Vaculik, Stanford, RJr.; Cerise Witherby, Oregon State, Jr.; Jordan Williams, Arizona, Sr.; Amber Womba, Arizona, Jr.

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