Three SEC gymnasts have been named finalists for the AAI Award, announced recently by American Athletic, Inc. Considered the sport's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, the AAI Award is presented annually to the top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics. The SEC boasts three of the six finalists for the AAI award.
Alabama’s Geralen Stack-Eaton, Arkansas’ Jamie Pisani and Georgia’s Kat Ding are the three finalists from the SEC. The winner will be selected by a vote of the NCAA coaches and announced at the NCAA Championships in April. The other three finalists include Boise State's Amy Glass, Oklahoma's Megan Ferguson and Oregon State's Leslie Mak.
All six finalists will be recognized at the NCAA Championships Banquet.
Stack-Eaton, Pisani and Ding will compete in the SEC Championship this Saturday, March 24 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Ga. The two-hour highlight show will air on a tape-delay basis on ESPN2 on March 29 at 8 p.m. CT. ESPNU will air the Championship on April 2 at 8 p.m. CT.