The Georgia College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce its 2011 class for the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame. Over the next three days, the remaining members of the next induction class will be revealed. Next up is former Colonial gymnastYeini (Gutierrez) Thompson.
A four-time NAIA All-American from 1983-86, Thompson also brought home NAIA Academic All-American honors each of those four seasons. She also picked up the NCAA National Gymnastics Coaches Association All-America Award all four seasons, and was named the NAIA’s Outstanding National Gymnast of the Year Award in 1986. The award was given to the top student-athlete nationally for highest athletic, academic and leadership qualities in gymnastics as voted on by the NAIA Executive Committee.
Thompson represented Georgia College well internationally as well, competing as a member of the Mexican National Olympic Team, Pan-American World Championship Team, World University Team and the Central American Team.
A National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) All-American as well, Thompson was a Summa Cum Laude Graduate in Pre-Medicine. She is the second gymnast to be named to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.