April 16, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C.-- NC State's gymnastics program claimed three Southeast Region Awards, announced at the 2012 NCAA Gymnastics Raleigh Regional. Head coach Mark Stevenson was named Coach of the Year, assistant coach Colleen Johnson was tabbed Assistant Coach of the Year, while sport administrator Carrie Leger claimed the Administrator of the Year award.
The awards are presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/ Women (NACGCW) to each of the six regions across the country. NC State falls in the Southeast Region along with No. 1 Florida, No. 5 Georgia, No. 21 West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Towson.
Prior to the NCAA Gymnastics Regionals, the coaches in each region nominate and vote on the individuals that should receive the award for their respective regions. The winners will be presented their awards at the NACGC/W Convention in May.
For head coach Mark Stevenson, the selection comes as the fifth of his career after being named in 1993, 1994, 2000, 2008 to complement this year's selection. Coach Stevenson led the Wolfpack to a 12-5 record on the season, capping off the season with the program's 10th consecutive NCAA Championships selection.
Johnson was named the NCAA Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in her career, with her first selection coming in 2003 with the Wolfpack. Johnson received the South Central Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2007 while working at the University of Arizona, before returning to her position as assistant coach at NC State in 2010.
Sport Administrator Carrie Leger received the Administrator of the Year Award for the first time in her career. Leger also serves as the Associate Director for Academics and Student Services in addition to her role as sport administrator for the Wolfpack Gymnastics program.