Leslie Mak Named Finalist for AAI Award
April 3, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. -
Oregon State senior Leslie Mak was named one of six finalists for the AAI Award, announced by American Athletic, Inc. recently. Mak is the only finalist from the Pac-12 Conference.
The AAI Award annually recognizes the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the nation and is voted on by the sports’ head coaches.
The field has been reduced to six finalists. Joining Mak as finalists are Kat Ding of Georgia, Megan Ferguson of Oklahoma, Amy Glass of Boise State, Jaime Pisani of Arkansas and Geralen Stack-Eaton of Alabama.
All six finalists will be recognized and the winner will be announced at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships banquet April 21.
Mak is currently ranked tied for No. 1 in the nation on the beam, tied for No. 16 on the bars and tied for No. 13 in the all-around. The two-time All-American has won 18 event titles this season and has “hit” 43 out of her 44 routines in 2012.
She is a two-time Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year, recently becoming the first gymnast in conference history to earn the award in consecutive years.
Mak will lead the second-seeded Beavers at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships this Saturday at 4 p.m. PT. Fans can follow the action through a free webcast and live stats at www.auburntigers.com or via Twitter - @OregonStateGym.
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