Natalie Orr | Posted: 8 Apr 2021 | Updated: 8 Mar 2022

WCGA honors BYU with Regional Accolades

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PROVO, Utah – This week, the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association honored Regional Administrator of the Year and Assistant Coaches of the Year. In Region 2, BYU snagged both awards.

The association polled coaches within the region in order to select the honorees: Liz Darger, Natalie Broekman and Brogan Evanson. 

On Thursday, BYU senior associate athletic director/ senior woman administrator Darger received recognition as the Regional Administrator of the Year in Region 2. Stuart Halsall from Denver shared the honor. 

Since 2015, Darger has served BYU as a sport administrator for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s gymnastics, the spirit squads and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. 

On Friday, BYU received additional recognition when Broekman and Evanson became Assistant Coaches of the Year. 

The two coaches joined the gymnastics staff in 2015, when head coach Guard Young took over the program. Broekman focuses primarily on balance beam, while Evanson specializes on vault and floor. 

Young attributes much of the team’s success to the leadership of these three. 

“This 2021 season just doesn’t happen,” Young said. “It takes an incredible team to put a magical season together, and yes, 2021 was a magical year for us. From the tremendous support we get from Liz to the hours that Natalie and Brogan put into this team. I am truly grateful to be working alongside such selfless, wonderful people.”