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Rogers earns 2nd consecutive Gymnast of the Year Award

By Valerie Perkin

Athletic Communications

WOODLAND, Calif. – Abbey Rogers was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Co-Gymnast of the Year for the second consecutive season, the league commissioner announced Monday.

Rogers, the only Falcon gymnast to ever earn the conference’s top honor, shared the 2009 award with Andi Dolinsky of UC Davis

As the team’s lone senior, Rogers is the Falcons’ guiding force. She leads the team in every event, while helping the Falcons continually improve their overall team scores and win/loss record. She earned the league’s Gymnast of the Week award on three occasions, while accounting for 16 first-place finishes and three conference titles.

The Pittsburgh, Pa., native is ranked among the top-six in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in four events, including a third-place Regional Qualifying Score of 38.365 in the all-around. In addition, Rogers is a stellar student, ranked first in her major, behavioral sciences. She has received numerous academic awards, including a selection to the CoSIDA academic all-district team last year

In addition, Rogers was one of three Air Force gymnasts to be named to the all-MPSF team, the league office also announced this morning. Rogers and Jenna Dudley paced the Falcons with four selections each.

Based on Regional Qualifying Scores from the regular season, Rogers was named to the all-MPSF team on the vault (9.715), uneven bars (9.650), balance beam (9.600) and all-around (38.255). The four all-conference selections bring Rogers’ three-year total to 10.

Dudley also earned four all-conference nods, including one as the Falcons’ lone representative on the floor exercise (9.730). She was also named to the all-MPSF team on the uneven bars (9.650), balance beam (9.580) and all-around (38.380). Brittany Dutton also earned all-league honors in the all-around with a Regional Qualifying Score of 37.510

Each event’s all-MPSF team is represented by the top gymnast from each of the four conference schools, followed by the gymnasts with the next four highest RQS averages, regardless of school

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