Team USA nominated for USAG best of April!

USA Gymnastics and DOW, a company aimed at sustainability through science and sport, have teamed up to present a monthly award recognizing the achievements of Team USA.

The award recognizes one male athlete, one female athlete, and one team of the month.

The women’s team, which dominated the 2018 Pacific Rim Championship, is among the nominees for April’s award!

The U.S. women’s team from the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships has been nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team of the Month for April.

The U.S. women’s team won its 10th straight Pacific Rim Championship this past weekend in Medellin, Colombia, by a 15-point margin. Grace McCallum and 2017 World all-around champion Morgan Hurd finished first and second, respectively, in the senior all-around competition. In the junior meet, Jordan Bowers, and Kayla DiCello also earned gold and silver in the all-around standings. Rounding out the team was Jordan Chiles who was the gold medalist in the senior vault and floor exercise finals, and junior Sunisa Lee who won silver medals in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

I think its great that the women’s team has been nominated and is being recognized for all their hard work. They deserve to be rewarded and I hope that they win. Do you think the team deserves to be rewarded?


Peng-Peng Lee earns the Honda award!

  Peng-Peng Lee of UCLA was awarded the 2018 Honda award for gymnastics.

    The long-time and successful member of the Canadian national faced a lot of setbacks. A serious back injury in 2008 took her out of the sport for two years, then a torn ACL in 2012 pulled her from Olympic competition. She then underwent surgery and looked forward to a fresh start by starting her college career at UCLA. Unfortunately, she re-injured her knee, resulting in her having to red shirt her freshman year and come back her sophomore year.

Another surgery put Peng-Peng on the injured reserves list in 2013.

Fortunately, she had many shining moments as a gymnast. She made her college debut and shined. In 2018, she earned five perfect 10s on beam and two more on bars.

We also watched her claim the National Championship title for UCLA during the Super Six. After a 10 on bars already in the bag, Peng-Peng also nailed her beam routine and scored a 10.00.

The Honda Sports award is perfect for Peng-Peng. It has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 42 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”. Lee becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2018 Honda Cup which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 25, 2018, in downtown Los Angeles.

Personally, I think Peng-Peng deserves this award. She is an athlete that has been through a lot and has worked hard to overcome all her injuries. This award could not be a better fit for her. Do you guys think Peng-Peng deserved the award as well?