Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Razorback gymnastics coach elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Arkansas gymnastics coach Jordyn Wieber speaks Thursday, April 25, 2019, during a ceremony in the Bev Lewis Center for Women's Athletics on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas gymnastics coach Jordyn Wieber has been elected to her second hall of fame this year.
Wieber was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. Wieber grew up in DeWitt, Mich.
Wieber is the first gymnast elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. She will be inducted as part of a nine-member class that also includes former NFL receiver Calvin Johnson, late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson and former NBA players Chauncey Billups and Shane Battier. An induction date has not been announced.
Wieber, 25, was elected to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in August. That class is scheduled to be inducted next June during the U.S. Olympic trials in St. Louis.
Wieber was an all-around gold medalist and won a silver medal in the floor exercise at the 2012 Olympics in London. She also won all-around gold, and bronze in the balance beam at the 2011 World Championships.
Wieber is entering her second season as the Razorbacks' head coach. Arkansas is scheduled to open its 2021 campaign at LSU on Jan. 8.
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