January 27, 2003


Rhode Island College Gymnastics Update #1

(2-0 Overall; 2-0 in the ECAC)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Nicole Pannone’s team is 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the ECAC (Div. III). RIC recorded victories over MIT, 176.300-174.275, on Jan. 22 and Wilson, 177.200-166.025, on Jan. 25.

Sophomore Ashley O’Blenis (Warren, RI) is averaging scores of 8.863 on vault, 9.050 on bars, 8.375 on beam, 9.300 on floor and 35.588 in the all-around. O’Blenis established a new RIC record on floor, receiving a score of 9.700 on that event, vs. Wilson.

Sophomore Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) is averaging scores of 9.000 on vault, 8.438 on bars, 9.075 on beam, 9.025 on floor and 35.538 in the all-around. Normandin placed first overall on vault, bars and in the all-around in the win over MIT.

Senior Shannon Hughey (Warwick, RI) is averaging scores of 8.725 on vault, 9.138 on bars, 7.788 on beam, 9.338 on floor and 34.988 in the all-around. She placed first on floor with a score of 9.375 vs. MIT. She placed first on bars with a score of 9.375 vs. Wilson, breaking the RIC record on that event.

Junior Nikki Longo (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.825 on vault, 8.638 on bars, 8.800 on beam, 8.175 on floor and 34.438 in the all-around.

Junior Nicole Simone (Johnston, RI) is averaging scores of 8.425 on beam and 8.325 on floor.

Freshman Staci Freedman (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.763 on vault, 8.263 on bars, 9.050 on beam, 9.313 on floor and 35.388 in the all-around. Freedman placed first on beam with a score of 9.150 vs. Wilson.

Freshmen Heather Turano (Westerly, RI) is averaging scores of 8.325 on vault and 6.475 on bars.

In upcoming action, RIC will compete at MIT on Feb. 5.




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