FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 6, 2003

 

Rhode Island College
2003-04 Women’s Gymnastics Season Summary

(3-8 Overall; 3-4 in the ECAC)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Bob Nannig's team finished the 2003-04 season with a 3-8 overall record and a 3-4 mark against ECAC Div. III competition. The team placed seventh at the ECAC Championships with a score of 177.850. One member of the team qualified for the 2004 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships, which were hosted by MIT on Friday and Saturday, Apr. 2-3.

 

Junior co-captain Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) was the club's lone qualifier to the 2004 NCGA Championships. Normandin was the beam and floor specialist from the East Region. It was her third consecutive trip to the NCGAs. She tied for 21st place on beam with a score of 9.350. She tied for 30th place on floor with a new school record mark of 9.725.

 

For the season, Normandin averaged a score of 9.272 on vault, 8.613 on bars, 9.388 on beam, 9.358 on floor and 36.591 in the all-around. Normandin led the team on every event this winter. She posted season-high marks of 9.375 on vault vs. Southern Connecticut, 8.950 on bars at the Ithaca Invitational, 9.550 on beam at the Ithaca Invitational, 9.725 on floor at the NCGA Championships and 37.075 in the all-around at the ECAC Championships. Her high marks on beam and floor are new school records for that event.

 

Junior Staci Freedman (Raynham, MA) averaged scores of 9.050 on beam and 9.188 on floor for the season. She posted season-high marks of 9.300 on beam at the Wilson quad-meet and 9.225 on floor vs. Bridgeport.

 

Junior co-captain Michaela Hogan (Warwick, RI) averaged scores of 8.993 on vault, 8.584 on bars and 8.538 on floor. She posted season-high marks of 9.300 on vault vs. Southern Connecticut, 9.050 on bars at the Ithaca Invitational and 8.725 on floor at the Cortland quad-meet.

 

Juniors Kevin Hurley (Westerly, RI) and Nicki Turner (Salem, NH) were reserves on the team.

 

Sophomore Katelyn Guignard (Newton, NJ) averaged a score of 7.800 on beam. She posted a season-high score of 8.100 on beam at the ECAC Championships.

 

Sophomore Cristy Pforr (Pembroke, MA) averaged scores of 8.490 on vault, 8.478 on beam and 8.772 on floor. Pforr posted season-high marks of 8.675 on vault at Southern Connecticut, as well as 9.150 on beam and 9.200 on floor vs. Brown/Bridgeport.

 

Freshman Melissa Jones (Cranston, RI) averaged scores of 8.971 on vault, 7.488 on bars, 8.128 on beam, 8.918 on floor and 33.380. She posted season-high marks of 9.275 on vault vs. Southern Connecticut, 7.950 on bars vs. Brown/Bridgeport, 8.750 on beam vs. Bridgeport, 9.250 on floor vs. Brown/Bridgeport and 34.425 in the all-around at the ECAC Championships.

 

Freshman Megan Joseph (Hope, RI) averaged scores of 8.909 on vault, 7.589 on bars, 8.478 on beam, 8.928 on floor and 34.014 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks of 9.150 on vault vs. Brown/Bridgeport, 7.975 on bars at the Ithaca Invitational, 9.025 on beam vs. Bridgeport, 9.375 on floor vs. Brown/Bridgeport and 35.200 in the all-around at the ECAC Championships.

 

Freshman Kristina Lemanis (Smithtown, NY) averaged a score of 7.781 on bars. She posted a season-high mark of 8.500 vs. Brown/Bridgeport.

 

Freshman Cassie O'Blenis (Warren, RI) averaged scores of 8.719 on vault, 6.400 on bars and 8.531 on floor. She posted season-high marks of 8.975 on vault at the Ithaca Invitational, 6.400 on bars at the Wilson quad-meet and 8.950 on floor vs. Brown/Bridgeport.

 

Freshman Hannah Scott (Deep River, CT) averaged scores of 8.609 on vault, 8.456 on bars, 8.596 on beam, 9.066 on floor and 34.772 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks of 8.900 on vault and 8.950 on bars vs. Southern Connecticut, 9.050 on beam at the Ithaca Invitational, 9.450 on floor vs. Brown/Bridgeport and 35.825 in the all-around vs. Southern Connecticut.

 

Freshman Courtney Sylvia (Seekonk, MA) was a reserve on the team.

 

 

2003-04 Rhode Island College Women’s Gymnastics Roster

 

 

Name

Year

Event(s)

Hgt.

Hometown/High School

 

 

Staci Freedman

Junior

BB, FL

5-0

Raynham, MA/Bridgewater-Raynham

 

 

Katelyn Guignard

Sophomore

All-Around

5-2

Newton, NJ/Lenape Valley

 

 

Michaela Hogan

Junior

All-Around

5-2

Warwick, RI/Toll Gate

 

 

Kevin Hurley

Junior

V, BB

5-5

Westerly, RI/Westerly

 

 

Melissa Jones

Freshman

All-Around

5-4

Cranston, RI/Cranston

 

 

Megan Joseph

Freshman

All-Around

5-3

Hope, RI/Coventry

 

 

Kristina Lemanis

Freshman

All-Around

5-6

Smithtown, NY/Smithtown

 

 

Caren Normandin

Junior

All-Around

5-5

Fall River, MA/Durfee

 

 

Cassie O’Blenis

Freshman

All-Around

5-4

Warren, RI/Mt. Hope

 

 

Cristy Pforr

Sophomore

All-Around

5-2

Pembroke, MA/Silver Lake

 

 

Hannah Scott

Freshman

All-Around

5-2

Deep River, CT/Valley Regional

 

 

Courtney Sylvia

Freshman

All-Around

5-3

Seekonk, MA/Seekonk

 

 

Nicki Turner

Junior

V, BB

5-0

Salem, NH/Salem

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach:

Bob Nannig

 

 

Assistant Coach:

Tracy Gannon

 

 

Captains:

Michaela Hogan, Caren Normandin

 

 

 

2003-04 Rhode Island College Gymnastics Individual Statistics

 

 

First number is the average; number in parentheses is the season-high score for that event

 

 

* denotes school record

 

Name

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

 

Staci Freedman

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9.050 (9.300)

9.188 (9.225)

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Katelyn Guignard

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7.800 (8.100)

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Michaela Hogan

8.993 (9.300)

8.584 (9.050)

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8.538 (8.725)

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Kevin Hurley

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Melissa Jones

8.971 (9.275)

7.488 (7.950)

8.128 (8.750)

8.918 (9.250)

33.380 (34.425)

 

Megan Joseph

8.909 (9.150)

7.589 (7.975)

8.478 (9.025)

8.928 (9.375)

34.014 (35.200)

 

Kristina Lemanis

------------

7.781 (8.500)

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Caren Normandin

9.272 (9.375)

8.613 (8.950)

9.388 (9.550) *

9.358 (9.725) *

36.591 (37.075)

 

Cassie O'Blenis

8.719 (8.975)

6.400 (6.400)

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8.531 (8.950)

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Cristy Pforr

8.490 (8.675)

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8.478 (9.150)

8.772 (9.200)

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Hannah Scott

8.609 (8.900)

8.456 (8.950)

8.596 (9.050)

9.066 (9.450)

34.772 (35.825)

 

Courtney Sylvia

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Nicki Turner

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2003-04 Rhode Island College Gymnastics Results

 

MEET-BY-MEET RESULTS

Overall Record: 3-8; 3-4 in the ECAC

 

DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE

Jan. 17

at Wilson *

Win

171.250-165.400

Jan. 17

Ursinus * (at Wilson)

Loss

171.250-180.575

Jan. 17

MIT * (at Wilson)

Win

171.250-170.250

Jan. 31

at SUNY-Cortland *

Loss

174.025-181.700

Jan. 31

SUNY-Brockport * (at Cortland)

Loss

174.025-182.050

Jan. 31

Springfield * (at Cortland)

Loss

174.025-181.600

Feb. 6

at Bridgeport

Loss

177.250-183.250

Feb. 8

Wilson

Win

173.375-162.350

Feb. 14

at Southern Connecticut

Loss

175.650-187.575

Feb. 21

at Ithaca Invitational

5th place (six teams)

171.675

Mar. 14

at Brown

Loss

176.225-191.200

Mar. 14

Bridgeport (at Brown)

Loss

176.225-186.100

Mar. 20

at ECAC Championships

7th place (eight teams)

177.850

Apr. 2-3

at NCGA Championships

Caren Normandin
(beam & floor)

 

 

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