Aug 28, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State gymnastics had three members of the team named Scholar All-Americans, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W). In order to receive the honor, the student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the 2012-13 academic year.
Leading the team for the second-straight year was junior Carson Tabiolo, a psychology major from Aiea, Hawai'i, who accumulated a 3.9 GPA.
A four-time Scholar All-American, redshirt senior Kathryn Mahoney earned a 3.53 G.P.A for the year. The Western Springs, Ill., native was forced to miss the past three seasons after undergoing successful surgery to stabilize her C6 vertebra that was fractured while vaulting in a practice. Twice-chosen as an Academic All-Big Ten selection, the chemical engineering major was named MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. In 2011, the team created the Kathryn Mahoney Award given to the gymnast who displays courage, strength and determination throughout the year.
Kelsey Mazur, a senior from LaGrange, Ill., was named a Scholar All-American for the third year in a row after earning a GPA. of 3.65. A nutritional science major and Academic All-Big Ten selection, Mazur did not see action in 2013.
With this year's total, head coach Kathie Klages has now posted 112 student-athletes on the NACGC/W Scholar-Americans list over her 23 years at the helm of the Green and White.