Utah gymnastics earned an NCAA Public Recognition Award for posting a multiyear Academic Progress Rate in the top-10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. This is the fifth time the Red Rocks have earned this honor.
Five University of Utah gymnasts—Hunter Dula, Abby Paulson, Missy Reinstadtler, Jaedyn Rucker and Kim Tessen—earned Scholastic All-American honors from the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) for the 2019-20 academic year.
Student-athletes named WCGA Scholastic All-Americans have posted an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the school year.
Utah gymnastics placed eight on the 2020 Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll: Alexia Burch, Hunter Dula, Cammy Hall, Cristal Isa, Adrienne Randall, Missy Reinstadtler, Sydney Soloski, Kim Tessen
The Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Academic Center, which opened in May of 2001, is a national-class academic facility.
Reserved for Utah’s varsity student-athletes, the 15,500-square foot, two-story facility is known for its aesthetics, technological offerings and academic service. The Burbidge Center features a student-athlete lounge, classroom, individual and group tutoring rooms, study table, computer lab, and offices for student-athlete support personnel.
The Burbidge Center underwent a $2.1 million expansion in the spring of 2018 that added a new 4,500-square-foot west wing. The project included vacating 850 square feet in a large meeting room that was formerly used by the athletics department staff and repurposing it for quiet study. All of the new spaces will allow for more one-on-one tutoring, group study, group instruction and collaboration, while providing more quiet study areas for the student athletes.
The renovation included a new west entrance, allowing for easy access from the Sorenson High Performance Center, and a new basement-level entrance with a lounge area that provides better access from team locker rooms, training room, fueling station, weight room, and the Jon M. Huntsman Center arena.