FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 14, 2004

 

Michaela Hogan and Caren Normandin to Captain
Rhode Island College Women’s Gymnastics

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College seniors Michaela Hogan (Warwick, RI) and Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) will captain the women’s gymnastics team for the 2004-05 season.

 

Hogan, who will specialize on floor, beam and bars during the 2004-05 campaign, averaged scores of 8.993 on vault, 8.584 on bars and 8.538 on floor last season. 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.

 

She is a biology major and a 2000 graduate of Toll Gate High School.

 

Normandin will once again compete in the all-around and is looking to head to her fourth consecutive National College Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship. As a junior in 2003-04, Normandin, an all-around specialist, was the club's lone qualifier to the 2004 NCGA Championships. She 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. She 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 last 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.

 

On 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. She led the team on every event last 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

 

She is an elementary education major, with a special education minor, and a 2001 graduate of Durfee High School.

 

Head Coach Bob Nannig’s team opens the season at MIT on Saturday, January 15 at 2 p.m.

 

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