WOODLAND, Calif. – Six Alaska Anchorage gymnasts have been honored for their classroom success as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced its 2018 Women’s Gymnastics All-Academic Team.
Among the 36 total honorees from the MPSF’s six institutions, UAA’s Mackenzie Miller and Madeleine Arbuckle produced the two highest overall grade-point averages. A sophomore all-arounder from Waterford, Mich., Miller carries a perfect 4.00 GPA as a business administration major, while Arbuckle, a senior all-arounder from Winnipeg, Manitoba, has earned a 3.94 over seven semesters as an environmental studies major.
Arbuckle was joined by fellow three-time MPSF All-Academic Team honoree Kendra Daniels, a senior from Veneta, Ore., with a 3.36 in technology, while juniors Kaylin Mancari and Kierra Abraham each earned their second straight awards. Mancari, from High Point, N.C., carries a 3.48 in natural sciences, and Abraham, from Reistertown, Md., owns a 3.31 in health sciences.
Alongside Miller, sophomore Kennedy Green also made the all-academic squad in her first year of eligibility, with the Highlands Ranch, Colo., native sporting a 3.81 GPA in health sciences.
To be eligible for the MPSF All-Academic Team, 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. As such, all six eligible Seawolves made this year’s team.