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April 1, 2006

 

Rhode Island College
2005-06 Women’s Gymnastics Season Summary

(0-16 Overall; 0-9 in the ECAC)

 

Providence, RI—Head Coach Bob Nannig's team finished the 2005-06 season with a 0-16 overall record and a 0-9 mark against ECAC Div. III competition. The team placed seventh (eight teams) at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Championships with a score of 178.925 on Mar. 11. The team had three gymnasts qualify for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships, which were hosted by SUNY Brockport on Mar. 24-25.

 

Senior co-captain Cristy Pforr (Pembroke, MA) competed as a beam and floor specialist, averaging scores of 8.430 and 7.900, respectively, on those events. She posted season-high marks of 9.100 on beam and 8.000 on floor at the West Chester quad meet on Jan. 14.

 

As a junior in 2004-05, she averaged scores of 8.519 on vault, 8.600 on beam and 8.775 on floor. She posted a season-high mark of 8.650 on vault at the SUNY Brockport meet. She posted a career-high mark of 9.250 on beam against M.I.T. Pforr posted a season-high mark of 9.175 on floor at the M.I.T. quad meet.

 

As a sophomore in 2003-04, Pforr averaged scores of 8.490 on vault, 8.478 on beam and 8.772 on floor. Pforr posted a career-high mark of 8.675 on vault at Southern Connecticut, as well as a season-high score of 9.150 on beam and a career-high mark of 9.200 on floor vs. Brown/Bridgeport.

 

As a freshman in 2002-03, she averaged scores of 8.617 on vault, 7.133 on bars and 8.588 on floor. She posted season-high marks of 8.650 on vault and 7.400 on bars at the ECAC Championships; as well as a score of 8.900 on floor vs. Springfield.

 

Pforr is an early childhood education major with a concentration in special education and a 2002 graduate of Silver Lake High School.

 

Senior co-captain Danielle Soucy (Gloucester, MA) competed on vault and bars in every meet for the Anchorwomen in 2005-06. She averaged scores of 8.928 on vault and 8.403 on the bars. She posted a career-high mark of 9.175 on vault and a season-high mark of 8.950 on bars vs. the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 2.

 

As a sophomore in 2004-05, she averaged scores of 8.766 on vault and 8.178 on bars. Soucy recorded a season-high score of 9.100 on vault vs. Southern Connecticut. She posted a career-high mark of 9.000 on bars at the West Chester meet on Feb. 12.

 

As a freshman in 2003-04, Soucy injured her knee in the pre-season and missed the entire season. Prior to attending RIC, Soucy spent 2002-03 at the University of Rhode Island.

 

Soucy is an English major and a 2002 graduate of Gloucester High School.

 

Senior Courtney Sylvia (Seekonk, MA), a reserve on the team for the past three seasons, is graduating early and forgoing her final year of eligibility.

 

Sylvia is a communications major and a 2003 graduate of Seekonk High School.

 

Junior Melissa Jones (Cranston, RI) was a vault specialist who averaged scores of 8.654 on that event. She posted a season-high mark of 9.100 on vault vs. Southern Connecticut on Jan. 21.

 

Junior Megan Joseph (Hope, RI) qualified to the 2006 NCGA Championships as a beam specialist from the East Region. It was Joseph’s first trip to the NCGAs. She tied for 11th place on beam with a score of 9.425 after the first day (Mar. 24) of competition. The top 14 on each event advanced to the second day of competition. Joseph posted a score of 8.475 (13th) during day two of competition.

 

For the season, Joseph averaged scores of 8.554 on vault, 8.839 on beam and 8.875 on floor. She posted season-high marks of 9.075 on vault vs. the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 2 and 9.400 on floor vs. M.I.T. on Feb. 19. Her score of 9.450 on beam at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 11 was a career-high mark for her and tied for the fifth-best score in school history on that event.

 

Junior Kristina Lemanis (Smithtown, NY) competed as a bars specialist and averaged a score of 7.678 on that event. She posted a season-high mark of 8.400 on bars at the M.I.T. tri-meet on Feb. 11.

 

Junior Cassie O’Blenis (Warren, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Junior Hannah Scott (Deep River, CT) qualified to the 2006 NCGA Championships as an all-around specialist from the East Region. It was Scott’s first trip to the NCGAs. She posted scores of 8.500 on vault (55th), 8.350 on bars (37th tie), 8.300 on beam (51st), 9.150 on floor (41st tie) and 34.300 in the all-around (23rd).

 

For the season, Scott averaged scores of 8.840 on vault, 8.410 on bars, 8.543 on beam, 8.708 on floor and 34.500 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks of 9.050 on vault twice, 8.875 on bars and 35.525 in the all-around at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 11, 9.300 on beam vs. M.I.T. on Feb. 19 and 9.325 on floor at the Ithaca tri-meet on Mar. 4.

 

Sophomore Melissa Demirjian (Warwick, RI) averaged scores of 7.625 on bars and 8.513 on floor. She recorded season-high marks of 7.850 on bars and 8.750 on floor vs. Southern Connecticut on Jan. 21.

 

Sophomore Kaitlyn Kelleher (Plymouth, MA) was a reserve on the team.

 

Sophomore Caitlyn Owens (Carmel, NY) averaged scores of 7.235 on bars, 8.186 on beam and 8.817 on floor. She posted a season-high mark of 8.150 on bars vs. M.I.T. on Feb. 19. Owens posted a season-high score of 9.100 on beam at the M.I.T. tri-meet on Feb. 11. She recorded a season-high mark of 9.225 on floor at the Ithaca tri-meet on Mar. 3.

 

Sophomore Nicole Tomaselli (Cranston, RI) was primarily a bars specialist, averaging a score of 6.530 on that event for the season. Tomaselli competed once in the all-around at the West Chester quad-meet on Jan. 14, recording scores of 8.450 on vault, 5.350 on bars, 7.525 on beam, 7.850 on floor and 29.175 in the all-around. She posted a season-high mark of 7.900 on bars vs. the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 2.

 

Freshman Taylor Anderson (Newport Coast, CA) averaged scores of 8.886 on vault, 8.875 on beam and 8.425 on floor. She posted season-high marks of 9.100 on vault and 9.325 on beam at the Bridgeport tri-meet on Feb. 15. Anderson recorded a season-high mark of 8.800 on floor at the Ithaca tri-meet on Mar. 3.

 

Freshman Debbie Granara (Malden, MA) averaged scores of 9.040 on vault, 8.196 on beam and 8.810 on floor. In a dual meet vs. the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 2, Granara posted a score of 9.600 on the vault, which was a team-high score for the season and tied for the third-best mark in school history on that event. She posted a season-high mark of 8.400 on beam twice and a season-high score of 9.250 on floor vs. M.I.T. on Feb. 19.

 

Freshman Breanna Moroney (Metuchen, NJ) qualified to the 2006 NCGA Championships as an all-around specialist from the East Region. It was Moroney’s first trip to the NCGAs. She posted scores of 9.050 on vault (43rd tie), 8.075 on bars (44th), 9.050 on beam (30th tie), 9.000 on floor (46th) and 35.175 in the all-around (22nd).

 

For the season, Moroney averaged scores of 9.075 on vault, 8.290 on bars, 8.453 on beam, 9.005 on floor and 34.823 in the all-around. She recorded a season-high mark of 9.300 on vault at the Bridgeport tri-meet on Feb. 15. At the ECAC Championships on Mar. 11, Moroney posted season-high marks of 8.825 on bars, 9.075 on beam, 9.500 on floor and 36.400 in the all-around.

 

Freshman Rachel Powers (South Burlington, VT) averaged scores of 8.113 on bars, 8.795 on beam and 8.800 on floor. Powers competed once in the all-around at the West Chester quad-meet on Jan. 14, recording scores of 8.450 on vault, 7.700 on bars, 8.475 on beam, 8.650 on floor and 33.275 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks of 8.625 on bars at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 11, 9.125 on beam vs. M.I.T. on Feb. 19 and 9.000 on floor vs. Southern Connecticut on Jan. 21.

 

Freshman Megan Tkach (Holmdel, NJ) was a reserve on the team.

 

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