WOODLAND, Calif. – Three Alaska Anchorage gymnasts were honored for their classroom success Thursday as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced its 2013 Women’s Gymnastics All-Academic Team.

Junior Emily Petersen, a management major from Indianapolis, tied with UC Davis senior Katie Yamamura for the league’s top grade-point average at 3.93, earning the award for the second straight year.

Meanwhile, Seawolf sophomores Paige Pirie and Sariaye Jensen were first-time honorees. Pirie, a justice major from Newnan, Ga., owns a 3.45 overall GPA in justice, while Jensen, an elementary education major from Las Vegas, has a 3.27 GPA.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must carry a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA, be in at least her second season, and compete in at least 50 percent of meets.

2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Women’s Gymnastics All-Academic Team


Student-Athlete  Yr.  GPA    Hometown/Last School
Alexandra Stych  So.  3.06   North Oaks, MN/Mounds View HS


Student-Athlete  Yr.  GPA    Hometown/Last School
Emily Petersen   Jr.  3.93   Indianapolis, IN/North Central HS
Paige Pirie      So.  3.45   Newnan, GA/Newnan HS
Sariaye Jensen   So.  3.27   Las Vegas, NV/Silverado HS


Student-Athlete  Yr.  GPA    Hometown/Last School
Kai Tindall      Jr.  3.77   Brier, WA/Mountlake Terrace
Kenley Memmel    Jr.  3.73   West Bend, WI
Stephanie Wagner Sr.  3.53   Estacada, OR/Estacada HS
Shannon Escarra  So.  3.49   Fayetteville, GA/Whitewater HS
Sydney Clark     So.  3.40   Eugene, OR/Sheldon HS
Cara Lord        So.  3.26   Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley


Student-Athlete  Yr.  GPA    Hometown/Last School
Katie Yamamura   Sr.  3.93   Palo Alto, CA/Gunn HS
Madeline Kennedy Jr.  3.47   Lodi, CA/St. Mary’s HS
Michelle Ho      Sr.  3.47   Los Altos, CA/Mountain View HS
Lisa Wiktorski   So.  3.20   Huntington Beach, CA/Edison HS