Shannon McNatt named Third-Team Academic All-American


Utah gymnast Shannon McNatt was announced as a member of the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Women’s At-Large teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). McNatt was named to the third team.

The at-large women’s teams for the Academic All-America program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey and rowing.

McNatt’s selection marks the 15th time a Utah gymnast has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America teams and the first since 2016 when Breanna Hughes made the first team and Kailah Delaney was named to the second team. She joins former Ute third-team selections Melissa Vituj (2004) and Hailee Hansen (2013-14).

McNatt graduated in May with bachelor degrees in quantitative analysis of markets and organizations (QAMO) and economics with a cumulative GPA of 3.99. The Houston native won an NCAA Elite 90 award at the 2019 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, recognizing her as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site at an NCAA Championship. She is also a three-time Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Scholar All-American and three-time first-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection.

A beam specialist during her time at Utah, McNatt won the 2017 NCAA Regional balance beam title as a sophomore. The Utes qualified into the NCAA Championships all four years she was on the team and won a Pac-12 Championship in 2017.