Oct. 18, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State freshman gymnast Katie Brown was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of the Shannon Miller award.
Named for Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast and Oklahoma native Shannon Miller, the award is presented to a gymnast who has brought recognition to the state of Oklahoma through her gymnastics.
"I'm so honored to receive this award. I feel so blessed and thankful for all the people who believed in me and supported me in and out of the gym," Brown said. "I'm so glad to bring positive recognition to my sport."
A Norman, Okla. native, Brown was selected for her stellar gymnastics accomplishments as well as her outstanding academic performance. Most recently, she competed in the 2013 Junior Olympics National Invitational Tournament where she placed first on vault, third on bars and beam and second in the all-around. An all-state qualifier every year, Brown is on full scholarship for the Aggies.
"I was very pleased to find out that Katie has been honored with the Shannon Miller Award," said Utah State head coach Nadalie Walsh. "In my short time of getting to know Katie it is obvious to me why she was selected. She has amazing character, work ethic and is a very talented gymnast. I am proud of her for her previous accomplishments and can not wait to watch her make a huge impact on the Utah State gymnastics program."
Aggie junior Sarah Landes is also a Shannon Miller Award recipient, having earned the recognition in 2009.
The Utah State gymnastics team will open its 2014 campaign in a road meet at Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 11.
For USU gymnastics ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the USU Gymnastics' Twitter and Facebook pages - Twitter: www.twitter.com/USUGymnastics and Facebook: Utah State Gymnastics. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
Michelle Yasukochi Loves...
Senior gymnast on track to graduate with master’s degree in accounting03/30/2016
Team Captain Hayley...
Hayley Sanzotti has not only been doing gymnastics since she was 3 1/2 years old, but she has...03/29/2016
Utah State Gymnastics...
Utah State will compete as the sixth seed and travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the six-team...03/21/2016
Utah State’s Bailey...
Utah State gymnast Bailey McIntire was named the American First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete ...03/21/2016
Utah State Places Fourth...
Utah State’s gymnastics team scored a 195.875 and finished fourth at the 2016 Mountain Rim ...03/19/2016
Utah State Gymnastics Set...
Utah State’s gymnastics team is set to compete in the 2016 Mountain Rim Gymnastics...03/18/2016
Destiny Ezell Achieves Goal...
Senior gymnast Destiny Ezell wraps up collegiate career after four seasons at Utah State.03/17/2016
MEET NOTES: Utah State...
Utah State (7-8) heads to the Gem State this weekend for the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference...03/17/2016
Official Aggie Gear