February 17, 2003


Rhode Island College Gymnastics Update #3

(2-3 Overall; 2-1 in the ECAC)


Providence, RI--Head Coach Nicole Pannone’s team is 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the ECAC (Div. III). RIC fell to Division II Southern Connecticut, 182.775-179.900, on Sunday, Feb. 16.


Sophomore Ashley O’Blenis (Warren, RI) is averaging scores of 8.960 on vault, 8.800 on bars, 8.675 on beam, 9.415 on floor and 35.930 in the all-around. O’Blenis finished first on floor vs. Southern Connecticut with a score of 9.475.


Sophomore Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) is averaging scores of 9.100 on vault, 8.575 on bars, 9.115 on beam, 9.110 on floor and 35.900 in the all-around. Normandin placed first on vault with a score of 9.325 and third in the all-around with a score of 36.200 vs. Southern Connecticut.


Senior Shannon Hughey (Warwick, RI) is averaging scores of 8.895 on vault, 9.015 on bars, 7.695 on beam, 9.250 on floor and 34.855 in the all-around. Hughey placed second on floor with a score of 9.425 and third on vault with a score of 9.225 vs. Southern Connecticut.


Junior Nikki Longo (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.880 on vault, 8.476 on bars, 8.855 on beam, 8.175 on floor and 34.438 in the all-around.


Junior Nicole Simone (Johnston, RI) is averaging scores of 8.010 on beam and 8.620 on floor. Simone registered a career-high on beam with a score of 8.850 vs. Southern Connecticut.


Freshman Staci Freedman (Raynham, MA) is averaging scores of 8.875 on vault, 8.115 on bars, 9.020 on beam, 9.240 on floor and 35.250 in the all-around.


Freshman Christy Pforr (Pembroke, MA) is averaging a score of 8.633 on floor.


Freshmen Heather Turano (Westerly, RI) is averaging scores of 8.585 on vault and 6.900 on bars.


In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the Ithaca Invitational on Feb. 22 and at SUNY-Cortland on Feb. 23.



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