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Marcia Newby-Goodman

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Gymnast Marcia Newby-Goodman was named a 2011 recipient of the NCAA Top VIII Award, presented annually to eight outstanding students who are involved in athletics, academics, community service and leadership. The winners are selected by the NCAA Honors Committee, made up of eight athletics administrators and nationally distinguished former student-athletes. Newby-Goodman, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., was on three NCAA championship teams at UGA, was a three-time Academic All American and a 2010 recipient of the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship. She graduated in May 2010 with a degree in biological sciences.