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Graduating W&M gymnast Keaton Ackerman all about family

Graduating W&M gymnast Keaton Ackerman all about family

WILLIAMSBURG — Keaton Ackerman didn't ask for a car when he turned 18. Or cash, or the tablet/phone du jour. He asked to become guardian of his younger siblings.

You can't imagine the scope of that wish or how it touched his mother.

Ackerman's family, you see, is rather large. And diverse. And challenged.

"I don't think to us there's anything about it that feels extraordinary," Ackerman's mom, Brittany Jencik, said of the family's story. "It's heartwarming to me that you find it worth sharing."

Worthy, indeed.

Ackerman completed an All-America gymnastics career at William and Mary last month. An Academic All-American as well, he...

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