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Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gymnastics: LSUís Jackson wins Honda Award as top gymnast


Associated Press

NEW YORK ó LSU senior Susan Jackson has won the Honda Award as the nation's top female college gymnast.

Jackson was this year's all-around NCAA champion. The Honda Award winner was picked by balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools.

A native of Spring, Texas, Jackson became the first LSU gymnast to win the all-around. She also won a national title on the beam and was second on the vault. Jackson earned All-America honors 12 times in her career.

The other finalists were Carly Janiga of Stanford, Brandi Personett of Penn State and Sarah Shire of Missouri.