Douglas nominated for AAU Sullivan Award
posted on 01/10/2013

© Brian Freed

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 10, 2013 - 2012 Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance, has been nominated for the 83rd AAU James E. Sullivan Award, which honors the nation's outstanding amateur athlete.

Douglas, a member of The Fierce FiveAcaA that won the Olympic team gold medal in London, made history at the 2012 Olympic Games becoming just the fourth U.S. woman to win the all-around gold medal. In 2012, Douglas won the U.S. title on the uneven bars and the silver medal in the all-around. She also won the U.S. Olympic Trials Acaa Gymnastics, securing an automatic berth to the U.S. Olympic team.

Other 2013 nominations include Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin and University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.

The Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930, and is based on character, leadership and sportsmanship. Three gymnasts have previously won the award: Kurt Thomas, 1979, Paul Hamm, 2004, and Shawn Johnson, 2008.

Nominations for the Sullivan Award continue through March 1, 2013.

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