March 23, 2018
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia gymnastics senior Gigi Marino was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, announced by the conference on Friday.
The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Marino has given her time and sprinkled her infectious spirit throughout the community. Since arriving on campus, Marino continuously helps out with the Special Olympics, participating in the annual baseball game and frequently hosting in the gymnastics gym at Georgia, where the children are allowed to play and perform routines.
A human development and family science major, Marino volunteers with the “Ath-Half”, an annual half marathon in Athens, as well as the “In Her Shoes” walk. She visits local classrooms to promote a healthy lifestyle, has assisted in car pool lines and has volunteered for field day at elementary schools.
Before tearing her Achilles in the first meet of the season, she was a constant competitor on vault and floor during her time as a GymDog. She scored a career high 9.850 on vault and hit a 9.950 on floor. She posted a 9.9 or higher 17 times on floor and matched her career high 8 times. Additionally, Marino earned NACGC/W Second Team honors in 2017 after finishing the season ranked 10th on floor and posted the 10th-best season ever for UGA on floor in 2016 with 157.975 points.
The GymDogs are in St. Louis this weekend for the SEC Championship. Georgia will compete in session I at 2 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.
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