Three Aggies Earn NACGC/W Distinction

Katie Yamamura, shown here receiving the 2012 W.P. Lindley Award from Nona Richardson, picked up her fourth NACGC/W Academic Award.
(Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)

Aug 23, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. - Three UC Davis student-athletes plus the team at large captured National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women Academic Awards, it was announced by that organization Friday. Specifically, seniors Katie Yamamura and Michelle Ho, and redshirt freshman Cassandra Quebral claimed individual honors. As a team, the Aggies were among the 67 programs with combined grade-point averages of 3.0 or better.

To capture NACGC/W academic distinction, gymnasts must have a year-long or cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Unlike the conference All-Academic awards program, there is no restriciton for academic year or participation in meets.

Southeast Missouri (3.8146), Western Michigan (3.8086) and Utah (3.6920) claimed the top three spots in the NACGC/W team race. UC Davis turned in a 3.0684 team GPA. A total of 61 individuals had perfect 4.0 averages. Yamamura led the Aggies with a 3.94 GPA in her major of neurobiology, physiology & behavior.

This is the second such award for Ho and Quebral, and the fourth for Yamamura. Yamamura also awaits to learn of her advancement for the NCAA Woman of the Year. She was announced as one of the 140 conference winners earlier this summer. The NCAA will reveal its top 30 finalists before the end of August.