FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 26, 2014

 

MURPHY NAMED ECAC ROOKIE
GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Freshman Emily Murphy (Hampden, MA) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Rookie Gymnast of the Week for her performance in the all-around at Springfield College on Sunday, Feb. 23.

 

Murphy registered a score of 35.075 in the all-around to finish second overall this past weekend to help Rhode Island College post its highest point total in five years. She finished fifth on beam (9.150), seventh on vault (9.125), tied for ninth on bars (8.150) and was 10th on floor (8.650).

 

RIC fell to Springfield, 184.075-176.100, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III women’s gymnastics action on Sunday afternoon at Blake Arena.

 

 

 

For the season, Murphy is averaging a score of 35.113 in the all-around to go along with average scores of 8.904 on vault, 8.750 on floor, 8.663 on beam and 8.188 on bars.

 

Head Coach Bob Nannig's team is 0-7 overall and 0-7 vs. ECAC Div. III opposition.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue ECAC Div. III action at Brockport on Sunday, March 2 (1 p.m.).

 

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