UW-Oshkosh had five members of its gymnastics team receive Scholastic All-America honors from the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA).
Formerly known as the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W), the WCGA recognized a record 760 gymnasts for their academic performance during the 2017-18 school year, including Lexi Evans, Amanda McBrayer, Marisa Scholtens, Alexa Swenn and Krysten Zytniowski of UW-Oshkosh.
"The emphasis the collegiate women's gymnastics programs have placed on academics is clearly highlighted by the success of our team and individual grade point averages," said WCGA president Kerrie Turner. "The 760 collegiate gymnastics student-athletes earning WCGA Scholastic All-America recognition have worked diligently to find the successful balance between gymnastics and academics. The WCGA truly commends the student-athletes, the academic support personnel and the coaches within each program supporting and striving for academic excellence."
Gymnasts earn Scholastic All-America recognition for compiling or maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) during an academic calendar year.
Evans, a sophomore, recorded a 3.52 GPA this past school year. The Marysville High School (Mich.) graduate is an interactive web management major and a two-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll.
McBrayer is a senior who tallied a 3.93 GPA during the 2017-18 academic year. The Wando High School (S.C.) graduate is a kinesiology major and a two-time WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll member.
McBrayer placed eighth in the all-around competition and 17th on both the balance beam and vault at the 2018 WIAC Championship/NCGA West Regional. She also placed 15th on vault and 16th on balance beam at the 2017 WIAC Championship/NCGA West Regional and 15th on balance beam at the 2016 WIAC Championship/NCGA West Regional.
Scholtens is a sophomore nursing major who tabulated a 3.61 GPA this past school year. The Warrenville South High School (Ill.) graduate is a two-time WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll member.
Scholtens shared 17th place with McBrayer on the balance beam at the 2017 WIAC Championship/NCGA West Regional.
Swenn, a junior, registered a 3.74 GPA during the 2017-18 academic year. The Hillgrove High School (Ga.) graduate is a three-time WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll member. Swenn is a major in kinesiology major.
Zytniowski, a senior, marked a 3.70 GPA this past academic year. The Badger High School (Lake Geneva) graduate is a kinesiology major. She is a three-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll.
McBrayer and Swenn were also named to last year's NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team.
Ithaca College (N.Y.) led all women's collegiate programs with 19 Scholastic All-America selections while Brigham Young University (Utah) and Lindenwood University (Mo.) followed with 18 apiece.
UW-Oshkosh's 17 gymnasts combined for a 3.23 GPA during the 2017-18 academic year. Boise State University (Idaho) owned the nation's highest GPA with its mark of 3.80.