February 10, 2003


Rhode Island College Gymnastics Update #2

(2-2 Overall; 2-1 in the ECAC)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Nicole Pannone’s team is 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the ECAC (Div. III). RIC dropped contests to MIT, 179.150-174.850, on Feb. 5 and to Div. II Bridgeport, 183.100-178.950, on Feb. 9.

Sophomore Ashley O’Blenis (Warren, RI) is averaging scores of 8.906 on vault, 8.925 on bars, 8.650 on beam, 9.400 on floor and 35.881 in the all-around. O’Blenis finished first on floor and third in the all-around vs. Bridgeport.

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 second with a score of 8.975 on vault vs. Bridgeport.

Senior Shannon Hughey (Warwick, RI) is averaging scores of 8.813 on vault, 9.006 on bars, 7.681 on beam, 9.206 on floor and 34.706 in the all-around. Hughey will be honored on Senior Day prior to the Anchorwomen’s meet vs. Southern Connecticut on Feb. 16 at the Murray Center.

Junior Nikki Longo (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.825 on vault, 8.456 on bars, 8.769 on beam, 8.175 on floor and 34.438 in the all-around. Longo placed third with a score 9.075 on beam vs. Bridgeport.

Junior Nicole Simone (Johnston, RI) is averaging scores of 7.800 on beam and 8.500 on floor.

Freshman Staci Freedman (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.813 on vault, 8.294 on bars, 9.044 on beam, 9.256 on floor and 35.406 in the all-around.

Freshman Christy Pforr (Pembroke, MA) is averaging a score of 8.700 on floor.

Freshmen Heather Turano (Westerly, RI) is averaging scores of 8.475 on vault and 6.663 on bars.

In upcoming action, RIC will host Southern Connecticut on Sunday, Feb. 16.



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