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Wurm, Silberg Named to All-Academic Teams
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/27/2007
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Junior Rachelle Silberg
Junior Karin Wurm

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. ?- For a second consecutive season, University of Arizona women’s gymnasts Karin Wurm and Rachelle Silberg have been named to the Pacific 10 All-Academic teams, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Tuesday.

 

Wurm, a junior marketing major, boasts a 3.82 grade point average and was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First team for a second straight season. A native of Landenberg, Pa., Wurm has helped lead Arizona to its current No. 15 national ranking, having competed as in all-arounder in all but one meet this season. She ranks No. 21 individually in the all-around with a Regional Qualifying Score of 39.295, and checks in at No. 9 in the country on the uneven parallel bars with an RQS of 9.900.

 

Silberg, also a junior marketing major, has accumulated a 3.71 GPA, and was named the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team after earning honorable mention recognition in 2006. A native of Calgary, Alberta, Silberg has been a mainstay in the Wildcats vault lineup, having competed in all but one meet this season. She set her season high in the event on March 9, notching a 9.850 to help lead the Wildcats to a 49.450 team score, the fifth highest in event history at Arizona.

 

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

 

Arizona will travel to Tempe, Ariz., this Saturday, March 31, to compete at the Pac-10 Championships. The meet is set to begin at 6 p.m. in Wells Fargo Arena.

 

Women's Gymnastics
First Team..............................Yr......GPA.....Major
Keegan Fitzgerald, OSU..........Jr......3.98....Biology
Ashley Peckett, UCLA.............Sr......3.75....Physiological Science
Claire Pierce, OSU..................Jr......3.90....Exercise & Sport Science
Alex Pintchouk, STAN.............Jr......3.75....Human Biology
D'Anna Piro, OSU...................So......3.97....Exercise & Sport Science/Business Administration
Karin Wurm, ARIZ...................Jr......3.82....Marketing


Second Team........................Yr......GPA.....Major
Yuki Lamb, OSU.....................Jr......3.87....Business Administration
Aimee Precourt, STAN...........Jr......3.88....Human Biology
Michelle Selesky, UCLA.........Sr......3.73....Political Science
Rachelle Silberg, ARIZ...........Jr......3.71....Marketing
Nicola Wells, CAL...................Jr......3.59....Statistics
Elyse Wong, CAL...................Sr......3.67....Civil Engineering


Honorable Mention: Brooke Barclay, OSU; Joanna Bennett, CAL; Ariana Berlin, UCLA; Kera Bolen, OSU; April Boone, ASU; Kristina Comforte, UCLA; Justine Cephus, CAL; Janelle Dantzscher, UCLA; Courtney Dennison, OSU; Megan Devencenzi, OSU; Lauren Elmore, STAN; Kelly Fee, STAN; Carrie Finley, ASU; Isabel Garcia, CAL; Stephanie Gentry, STAN; Kelly Gilbert, WASH; Natalie Gillian, WASH; Nicole Harris, ASU; Josie Hancock, ASU; Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Marie Luce, CAL; Kristen Omori, WASH; Nicole Ourada, STAN; Victoria Quandt, WASH; Vanessa Rocca, ASU; Darcee Schiller, WASH; Tasha Schwikert, UCLA; Allison Szutu, CAL; Tiffany Tam, CAL; Liz Tricase, STAN; Nicole Waiss, WASH.

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