UNH Gymnasts Named To EAGL All-Academic Team

DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team had 12 student-athletes honored recently as members of the East Atlantic Gymnastics League All-Academic squad.

Leading the way for the Wildcats was a pair of gymnasts who have made the team four consecutive times in senior Katy Fader (Pittsburgh, Pa.) with a 3.79 GPA in biology and senior Kathy Thickman (Glastonbury, Conn.) who owns a 3.86 in exercise science.

UNH also had two gymnasts who were three-time members of the squad in juniors Alicia Gomes (Danvers, Mass.) and Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) with respective GPAs of 3.71 in psychology and 3.29 in political science.

Thickman and sophomore Katie Baldwin (Dover, Pa.) each check in with the highest GPAs for the Wildcats with marks of 3.86.

In all, 88 student-athletes were honored by EAGL and UNH had the third most honorees with a total of 12. The only schools with more were North Carolina State with 19 and the University of Maryland with 13. The 88 gymnasts honored was the highest number honored the five-year history of EAGL.

All 88 will be honored at the annual EAGL awards dinner on Friday evening, March 17, at the University of Pittsburgh. The fifth annual EAGL Championship meet will be held at Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday night at 6 p.m.

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