It breaks my heart to share with you that our Banquet has to be cancelled for tonight. Due to Coronavirus – The Minnesota Department of Health is recommending social distancing and limiting social gatherings. With that- the school district has decided to cancel all events with large group gatherings including our banquet. I’m so sorry- I know we were all looking forward to it.
We hope to reschedule- but in the meantime- here is some of the information and celebrations I would’ve shared with you tonight!
Message from Coach Jen:
This year- as every year does, has so many highlights! First off — I want to start by thanking everyone who is a part of this team. Thank you to the gymnasts who worked tirelessly every week throughout the season. Thank you for trusting us as your coaches and supporting each other. We really came together as a family this year and it was so special to be a part of. Thank you to the parents and family members who continually support your daughters. I appreciate you getting them to practice, to meets, providing meals and overall helping our team be our best! Finally thank you to the other coaches. You guys were so incredible this season! You all bring so much energy, passion and dedication to this team- I couldn’t do this without any of you!
I always like to highlight the amount of growth these girls have made over the course of the season. Our season is only 4 months long and it always amazes me what the girls accomplish in the short time. This year our JV started out the season with 90.7 as a team score and not a full line up. We ended the season with a 109.75 — and a full line up of routines. They had a 20 point gain over the course of the season! Varsity started out the season with a team score of 115.5 – we finished the year with a team high score of 123.5! Both teams finished 3rd in the conference! We had many girls set their personal bests with scores, learn new skills and compete them.
Every girl on this team demonstrated growth in more ways than one! I feel that I can speak for all the coaches when I say we are so incredibly grateful for this team. Each year we learn and grow together and it brings so much joy to each of us! The girls demonstrated resilience and perseverance each and every week. You worked towards your goals, and many of you accomplished many of those goals. You all came together as a team and authentically supported, encouraged and celebrated one another’s accomplishments. The coaches and I couldn’t be more proud. Thank you for a wonderful season!
All Conference and All Conference Honorable Mention
The Metro East Conference coaches keep track of all the scores for the season for each team. At the end of our season, we gather and look at which athletes have the top scores on each event and all around for All Conference, and All-Conference honorable mention. You can get both awards, but you only get each award once. The goal is to recognize as many athletes within our conference as possible.
- All Conference- Honorable Mention Award—
- Madeline Kephart — All Around
- Anna Beniek — Vault
- Maddie Sura– Bars
- Ava Warford — Beam
- All Conference
- Anna Beniek — Floor
- Marin Awada — Beam
This is an area that we excelled at this year! We have so many girls to recognize for their academics and hard work in the classroom and the gym! As I talked about highlights earlier, this is a major highlight, and this is something that is just as important to celebrate as anything else if not more. These girls put in long hours each day and it takes hard work and determination to excel in both these areas!
Spotlight on Scholarship awards- This is an award given to 9th-12th graders for their GPA’s of 3.0 or higher-
- Maddie Sura
Section Academic Awards
The Section Academic Awards are for a group of athletes whose GPA contributed to our Team Section GPA. Each year we have to submit 60% of our roster for the Section 3AA academic awards.
Our team GPA for 2020 was: 3.75 – These girls GPA’s were included in average.
- Maddie Sura
- Madeline Kephart
Varsity Letter Awards-
Varsity Letters are given to girls who have competed on the Varsity roster in at least 5 competitions throughout our season.
- Madeline Kephart
- Maddie Sura
- Hadley Witham
- Haley Redding
- Ava Warford
- Kira DuPaul
ATHLETE AWARDS — These awards were voted on by the gymnasts–
Rookie of the Year: Madeline Kephart
Most Improved Player: Marin Awada
Most Valuable Player– Anna Beniek
Congratulations to everyone! Again- I can’t tell you how proud I am of everyone and this team. I love coaching you girls and am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful team!!