Gymnast Kayla Weber Named Academic All-American
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan senior gymnast Kayla Weber has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American At-Large Team, the organization announced Thursday. Weber has a grade point average of 4.00 in biomedical sciences.
To earn selection on the CoSIDA All-American Team, nominees are selected from the Academic All-District teams, of which Weber was a part of last month. Eligible student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s competitions that season.
Weber competed in all 12 meets this season on either vault or bars. She scored a season-high 9.725 on vault against Eastern Michigan and a 9.750 on bars against UIC in March. She placed third in the opening meet of the season on bars against UIC. At the MAC Championships she scored a 9.700 on bars to finish inside the top-25.
Weber is the first Western Michigan gymnast to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American since Stacy Kramer and Taylor Zondervan both received the honor in 2012.
Weber is one of only two MAC student-athletes to receive the award. Lauren Feely, a Bowling Green gymnast also earned the honor.