Annual Acrobatic Gymnastics Awards
posted on 09/02/2020

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The Acrobatic Gymnastics Program is proud to honor this year’s deserving recipients of the Pair/Group of the Year and Star Service awards.

2020 Pair/Group of the Year: Emily Davis and Aubrey Rosilier
Annually, the Acrobatics Program’s highest achieving senior elite pair or group is honored for excellence in athletic endeavors throughout the season. The award is based on competitive results at national and international competitions. And even though the 2019-2020 season was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, there was still a partial season’s worth of events to consider for recognition of this honor. Emily and Aubrey stood out in the 2019-2020 season not only for their gold medal performance at the King Edmund Acro Cup in Bristol, GBR, but also for their perseverance over serious injury in early 2019 and unrelenting hard work to get back to top international competition form within a year. Emily and Aubrey are a senior elite women’s pair from Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio club. We are happy to recognize your accomplishments this past year and know there will be many more great moments in your competitive careers! Congratulations Emily & Aubrey!

2020 Star Service Award: Jennifer Banowsky
The Star Service award, which is given for outstanding volunteer service and dedication to the Acrobatic Gymnastics Program, is presented to Jennifer Banowsky. Jennifer has been involved with the sport of gymnastics for a number of years but came to the discipline of Acrobatic Gymnastics more recently. In 2007, Jennifer helped start an acrobatics program at a club in the San Antonio, TX area.

She put in the time to educate herself on this new discipline and grew her program. Quickly, her athletes were competing at USA Gymnastics Championships and internationally for Team USA. Part of Jennifer's professional development included becoming a judge, and she also rose through the judging ranks. By 2014, Jennifer coached athletes to a bronze medal at the World Age Group Competition. With that experience, her passion for acro, and keen organizational skills, program leadership quickly turned to Jennifer to help in many aspects of the acrobatics program. She served as delegation leader or team manager for numerous international trips, including two Pan American Championships; she traveled the country to judge at various state, regional and national events; and she organized and hosted various camps, clinics, and competitions in her home state of Texas. Jennifer has served on regional- and national-level committees throughout her involvement with acrobatics, including the National Technical Committee. In those roles, she was influential in the growth of the sport of acrobatics and development of judges not only in Texas, but across the country. Jennifer has proven that she is always willing to step up and lend a hand within the Acrobatics Program. We thank Jennifer for her dedication to and passion for the USA Acrobatics Program.