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Help Save the Air Force Academy Women's Gymnastics Team

More sad news. The Women's Gymnastics team at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is on the verge of being cut.

This news comes only a couple of months after Temple University announced it would be cutting it's men's gymnastics team. It's so heartbreaking to hear this.

The women of the gymnastics team are some of the highest performing athletes in their sport and out of their sport. Here are some statistics via the Save Air Force Academy Women's Gymnastics Facebook:

GPA (Grade Point Average): #4 out of 27 teams

MPA (Military Performance Assessment): #1 out of 27 teams

PEA (Physical Education Assessment): #1 out of 27 teams

OPA (Officer Performance Assessment): #3 out of 27 teams

PFT (Physical Fitness Test): #1 out of 27 teams

AFT (Aerobic Fitness Test): #14 out of 27 teams

A Facebook page has gone up to promote the efforts of saving the program. Please like the page. Many upset citizens have already posted on the page and they have posted contact information for Air Force Academy officials. It's so sad and disheartening to think that the Air Force would crush the spirit of exceptional young women who want to serve their country and participate in a sport they love.

It's even sadder for me to think that they would never, ever dream of cutting a football team.

Update: It looks as if the men's team is also on the verge of being cut. A petition on has been posted. Please add your name and your support to the Falcons' gymnastics teams.

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