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Check the video out first, then read on for the details. [HTML1] In case you’re a little dizzy from watching, here’s a recap: Army 2nd Lt. Jalyessa Walker did 49 back handsprings at halftime of Saturday’s game between Rice and Texas-El Paso. Once the folks at Guinness see the video, she’ll own the world record, besting a high schooler’s mark of 35 flips set last month. Walker graduated from UTEP in May, according to this Associated Press report, and headed to Fort Lee, Va., to take the Basic Officer Leadership Course. She didn’t train while learning to lead, but she…

04/10/2011 – U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Samantha Jones performs a floor exercise during the individual event finals at the 2011 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships held at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 10, 2011. Teammate  Brittany Dutton of Air Force tied for first at 9.800 for the uneven bars title, and Air Force took third overall in the Team Finals. (DoD photo by Mike Kaplan, U.S. Air Force/Released)