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TWU Gymnasts Honored By Legislature
AUSTIN — Texas legislators honored the Texas Woman’s University
national championship gymnastic team this week in two separate resolutions.
Senate Resolution 751, introduced by Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), was
approved by the Texas Senate on May 5. House Resolution 1010, introduced by
District 64 Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Lake Dallas), was approved by the Texas House
of Representatives on May 8.
The TWU gymnastics team defeated two-time defending national champion the United
States Air Force Academy April 18 during the 2003 USA Gymnastics Collegiate
National Championships, hosted by TWU. Nine TWU gymnasts were named All-Americans
for their performances at national competition, and TWU’s Stephanie Loudat
tied for an individual national title on the uneven bars.
The win was TWU’s seventh national championship since 1992.
“I applaud the TWU gymnastics team for their outstanding accomplishment,”
said Rep. Crownover. “They have brought honor to their campus, to the
city of Denton and to the state of Texas by defeating two-time, defending national
champion the U.S. Air Force Academy. Let’s celebrate their wonderful tradition
“Texas Woman’s University’s gymnasts are first-class athletes
and true champions. These exemplary young women are role models for all Texas
students with their performance in competition and in the classroom,”
said Sen. Estes.
The TWU gymnastics team consists of: Jennifer Bolli, Jessica Brozovich, Lindsey
Clowers, Kristin Forgge, Dana Giametta, Rachel Goddard, Kim Holland, Lauren
Kondikoff, Stephanie Loudat, Chelsie Leggett, Erin MacNabb, Amber McMeans, Aubree
Murray, Bethany Rehm, Luci Romberg, Jonica Scott, Brandi Smith, Nakia Westbrook,
coach Frank Kudlac, assistant coaches Kim Koenig and Jackie Fain, and volunteer
assistant coaches Michelle Hepner and Nathen Risinger.
The TWU gymnastics team has an overall grade point average of 3.592, and two
gymnasts have 4.0 GPAs.
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