Aly Raisman, at the early age of 18, has already earned herself a spot into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to honoring Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters and others who have set themselves apart in the world of sports.
Aly Raisman was the captain of “The Fierce Five” at the 2012 London Olympics. She helped the U.S.A. Women’s Gymnastics team to earn the All-Around gold medal. She also captured the gold on floor exercise and bronze on the balance beam.
The Hall of Fame Director, Alan Freedman, said “She did so outstanding at these Olympics, the [Hall of Fame] Committee was unanimous in their decision to induct her now.”
Aly Raisman was presented with the Pearl D. Mazor Award just last year. This award is presented annually to an outstanding Jewish female high school athlete by the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
Raisman spoke on her induction saying “This is a great honor. Just last year I was given the Pearl D. Mazor Award and now I am being inducted.”
Raisman is to be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on April 21, 2013 in Commack, New York. Ceremonies are open to the public and begin at 10:30 a.m.
Other members of the hall of fame include fellow Olympic gymnasts Kerri Strug and Mitch Gaylord.