Aly Raisman may only be 18-years-old, but she’s already earned a spot in the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
Raisman, who was the captain of “The Fierce Five” at the 2012 London Olympics, won a gold medal on floor exercise and a bronze on the balance beam. The US Women’s Gymnastic team also earned the Team All-Around gold medal.
“This is a great honor … Just last year I was given the Pearl D. Mazor Award and now I am being inducted.”
Wicked Local reports that the Pearl D Mazor Award is presented annually to an outstanding Jewish female high school athlete by The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
Hall of Fame Chairman Lynne Kramer said:
“It was a tremendous thrill to see one of our Hall of Fame family competing at the London Olympics … And even greater to see Aly won three medals is absolutely amazing.”
Alan Freedman, the Hall of Fame Director, told Boston:
“She did so outstanding at these Olympics, the [Hall of Fame] Committee was unanimous in their decision to induct her now … Aly was our 2011 Pearl D. Mazor Outstanding Jewish Female High School Scholar Athlete of the Year Award recipient so we have been familiar with her for a while.”
Aly Raisman will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Commack, New York on April 21, 2013. Kerri Strug and Mitch Gaylord are also members of the hall of fame.
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