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Utah Gymnast Cristal Isa Named To Pac-12 Gymnastics Diversity, Inclusion Group

Cristal Isa performs on the bars during the annual Red Rocks Preview at the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah gymnast Cristal Isa has been named to the Pac-12 Gymnastics Diversity and Inclusion Group.

Cristal Isa is Utah’s representative for the Pac-12 Gymnastics Diversity and Inclusion Group, which was announced on Sunday.

The following was included in Utah’s release of the news about the Conference Gymnastics Diversity and Inclusion Group.

“Seldom in our nation’s history has the mission of fostering diversity and inclusion been more important. To further the conversation and push forward these goals, gymnasts from each Pac-12 program have formed “Gymnasts for Peace, Action, and Change” (G-PAC), a student-athlete driven organization. With all eight programs represented, these gymnasts will work to share ideas, formulate meet themes, host webinars, welcome guest speakers to campus, and more.”

Isa released the following statement after being named tot he Diversity and Inclusion Group.

“I was so excited to be selected for the Pac-12 Diversity and Inclusion group because I would like to be an advocate for the gymnasts in our conference,” said junior Red Rock gymnast Cristal Isa. “Our goal is to spread awareness and education about diversity and inclusion practices and advocate for our fellow Pac-12 athletes. Everyone should feel embraced on their teams and beyond, and we would like to make lasting changes so that everyone can enjoy their experience as a student-athlete.”

The “G-PAC” mission statement is the following:

“G-PAC facilitates an environment where diversity and inclusion is both welcomed and encouraged. Strives to ignite lasting change by sharing experiences, providing others with education and outside resources, and creating an authentic safe space for fellow student-athletes. Inspires others to thrive at the edge of their comfort zone furthering the journey to true equality.”

Below is the representatives for from the conference.

  • Sirena Linton, Arizona
  • Isabel Redmond, Arizona State
  • Maya Bordas, California
  • Isis Lowery, Oregon State
  • Lena Greene, Oregon State
  • Kyla Bryant, Stanford
  • Margzetta Frazier, UCLA
  • Kaylany Steele, UCLA
  • Cristal Isa, Utah
  • Talia Brovedani, Washington
  • Geneva Thompson, Washington

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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