PHILADELPHIA - Senior Emily Petkun of the Penn gymnastics team has been namedan ECAC All-Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference has announced. She was honored at the ECAC's annual awards banquet preceding last weekend's ECAC Championship in Kingston, R.I.
Petkun, who has been a standout in both the gym and the classroom over her four-year career, was recently named Academic All-Ivy for the second time. In addition, she is the first Penn gymnast to be a nominee for the American Award, the highestindividual honor in collegiate gymnastics.She is one of six gymnasts honored by the ECAC for her high academic and athletic achievements.
A four-time NCAA Regional qualifier in the all-around, she will compete as the fourth seed at the Northeast Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich. on April 8.