Chelsea Davis was named first team All-America on bars.
April 9, 2013
ATHENS-----Six University of Georgia gymnasts have been named to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) All-America Team.
Senior Shayla Worley (balance beam) and sophomore Chelsea Davis (uneven bars) were named to the first team, while juniors Lindsey Cheek (beam) and Kaylan Earls (beam) and freshmen Brandie Jay (vault) and Brittany Rogers (bars) were second team selections.
"With this being the first year of the regular season All-America program, I'm proud of these athletes and excited for them," said UGA coach Danna Durante. "Certainly in the past there have been athletes who have done their job all season, and someone edges them out at nationals, so I'm excited that they've earned this honor. It proves a great deal of consistency over the course of the season. I'm really proud that we can add six All-America honors to our total of 331."
A native of Orlando, Fla., Worley shared the SEC balance beam title with Rogers, and she is currently ranked No. 2 in the country on that event with a 9.92 RQS. Worley has won 10 event titles this season, including seven on beam and three on floor. She finished first on beam and floor last weekend at the NCAA Corvallis Regional.
Davis is currently ranked No. 2 on bars and has spent seven weeks this season ranked No. 1 on that event. The Austin, Texas, native has finished first on bars in 12 out of 14 meets this season and has scored a 9.9 or higher in each of the last 12 meets. She won the bars title last week at the Corvallis Regional.
Cheek is tied for 16th on beam and has turned in a 9.875 or higher in each of the last five meets. The Watkinsville, Ga., native posted a career-high 9.925 at NC State and in the SEC Championship. She has competed on vault, bars and beam in all 14 meets this season.
Earls, a native of Chicago, has served as the Gym Dogs' anchor on beam 13 times this season. She has four event titles - three on beam, including career-highs 9.95 against Alabama and NC State. Earls is currently ranked 11th on beam.
Jay is tied for 15th on vault with a 9.915 RQS and has six vaults of 9.9 or higher. The Fort Collins, Colo., native owns Georgia's top-two scores this season with a 9.975 on vault and floor. She has anchored the Gym Dogs' vault lineup 13 times this season and was named SEC Freshman of the Week twice.
Rogers, a native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, won the SEC bars and beam titles and is currently tied for ninth nationally on bars. She has seven scores of 9.9 or higher on bars and was named SEC Freshman of the Week three times this year. Rogers has competed in the all-around seven times this season.
Georgia will compete in the NCAA Championships April 19-21 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.