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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 8, 2003

 

RIAIAW Names Warwick’s
Shannon Hughey as a Distinguished Student-Athlete

 

Providence, RI--Rhode Island College senior Shannon Hughey (North Kingstown, RI) was named a Distinguished Student-Athlete by the Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) at a reception held at Brown University on Wednesday, May 7.

 

Brown University, Bryant College, the Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and the University of Rhode Island each had one student-athlete from their respective institution receive this distinction.

 

It has been a busy week for Hughey, who was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception a day earlier at the State House.

 

Hughey concluded an outstanding career in women’s gymnastics during the 2002-03 season. She qualified for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships as a vault and bars specialist. It was the third consecutive season that she qualified for the NCGA Championships. However, Hughey was unable to compete due to dual elbow dislocation injuries suffered in practice, but has since made a full recovery.

 

As a senior in 2002-03, Hughey broke her own school record on bars at the ECAC Championships, placing first overall with a score of 9.650. Hughey averaged scores of 9.050 on vault, 9.150 on bars (team-high), 7.738 on beam, 9.236 on floor and 34.996 in the all-around. Her season-high marks were as follows: 9.325 on vault vs. Springfield; 9.650 on bars at the ECAC Championships; 8.275 on beam vs. Wilson; 9.425 on floor vs. Southern Connecticut; 35.700 in all-around at the Ithaca Invitational.

 

As a junior in 2001-02, she competed at the 2002 NCGA Championships as a bars and floor specialist. Hughey averaged scores of 8.843 on vault, a team-high 8.789 on bars, 8.348 on beam, a team-high 9.055 on floor and 35.023 in the all-around on the season. Her season-high marks were as follows: 9.175 on vault and 9.475 on floor at the ECAC Championships; 9.250 on bars vs. MIT/Bridgeport; 9.200 on beam and 36.725 in the all-around vs. Springfield/Southern Connecticut.

 

As a sophomore in 2000-01, Hughey qualified for the 2001 NCGA Championships as an all-around specialist. She averaged scores of 8.813 on vault, 8.708 on bars, 8.043 on beam, 9.146 on floor and 34.630 in the all-around. Her season-high marks were as follows: 9.200 on vault vs. Bridgeport and at the ECAC Championships; 9.200 on bars at the ECAC Championships; 9.000 on beam vs. MIT; 9.550 on floor vs. Bridgeport; 36.525 in the all-around at the ECAC Championships.

 

As a freshman in 1999-00, she averaged scores of 8.446 on vault, 8.142 on bars, 7.629 on beam, 8.217 on floor and 32.433 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks of 8.575 on vault, 8.575 on bars, 8.525 on beam, 8.650 on floor and 34.000 in the all-around.

She is a biology major and a 1998 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

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