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Academic All-American Program

Program Information

Recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in junior gymnasts is paramount to the success of the USA Gymnastics Men’s Development Program. The Development Program is designed to provide a training ground for the development of young athletes. While physical development is obviously important, the program must also stress development of values, morals and social skills, which will remain with these future citizens all their lives.

Encouraging a high level of academic achievement in our young athletes is as important as encouraging their athletic achievement. The USA Gymnastics Men’s Program has therefore established the following Academic All-American Recognition Award program to be presented annually at Regional Championships.

In order to be eligible for the USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Recognition award, you must be a current USA Gymnastics member in good standing, in grades 9-12 with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Home schooled athletes are also eligible.

Athletes do not have to qualify to the Junior Development National Championships to be eligible.

Application Procedure and Deadline

      • The applicant’s GPA must be certified by the school counselor/registrar and should appear on the application, in all cases, converted to a 4.0 scale. We recognize that this will be slightly higher for students with a cumulative weighted GPA.
      • A home-schooled athlete must have his GPA confirmed by an accredited independent organization or school system that is responsible for oversight and certification of that athlete’s home-school studies. In the absence of such confirmation, no Academic All-American Award may be granted (JOPC 9/13/13).
      • The required application and certification must be received at USA Gymnastics by March 1, with a $20.00 per gymnast processing fee. Incomplete applications or GPA confirmation forms received after March 1 will not be processed.
      • Academic All-American applications are to be completed online. After an application is submitted, the applicant will receive an email confirming the online submission. The confirmation email will have a PDF attachment that must be taken to the school counselor to have her/him fill in the GPA, sign it, and affix the school seal. Mail this in with a check or request the credit card option through the athlete’s membership record for the processing fee.
      • The deadline to apply for the 2024 Academic All American has passed. Please visit this site next year to apply for the 2025 Award.