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Two Wildcat Gymnasts Named to All-Academic Teams
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/15/2000
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Senior All-American Heidi Hornbeek received first-team honors

TUCSON, Ariz.Senior All-American Heidi Hornbeek and sophomore Brooke Stan were named to the Pacific-10 Conference's all-academic teams today. Hornbeek received first-team honors for the third time in her career, and Stan was an honorable mention selection.

Hornbeek, a 5-3 senior from Glendale, Ariz., also was named to the conference's all-academic (first) team during the 1997 and 1999 seasons. She was restricted to bars for the first four weeks of the 2000 season due to a nagging ankle injury but competed on three eventsvault, bars and floorfor the first time on Feb. 4 in the California-Southern Utah meet. Hornbeek, a seven-time All-Pac-10 and six-time All-America selection, currently has 29 top-five finishes and nine event titles for the season, and she holds Arizona's top individual scores on vault (9.950) and bars (9.925). Hornbeek has competed in the all-around in the last six meets, and she has scored over the 39.000 mark in five out of the six meets.

Stan, a 5-3 sophomore from Greensboro, N.C., received all-academic (honorable mention) honors for the first time in her career. She was injured during the first six weeks of the season and has participated in vault exhibitions in four out of the last five meets. She scored a 9.600 on vaulther highest exhibition score this seasonagainst Arizona State on March 10.

In order to be eligible for selection to the conference's academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average.

The Wildcats are set to compete for their first-ever Pac-10 title on Saturday, March 18 at the conference championships, which will be held in Arizona's State's Wells Fargo Arena, at 6 p.m.

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