FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 21, 2016

 

MONICA MESALLES NASSI NAMED NCGA EAST
REGION ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR

Providence, R.I.--Rhode Island College Assistant Womenís Gymnastics Coach Monica Mesalles Nassi was named the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East Region Assistant Coach of the Year at the  2016 NCGA National Championships, hosted by Brockport on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19.

 

RIC had two individual all-around qualifiers take part in the event as sophomore Courtney Osborn (Pomfret, CT) and freshman Allie DiBiase (North Kingstown, RI) finished 13th and 14th, respectively, in the nation.

 

 

 

Mesalles Nassi was an invaluable assistant to RIC Head Coach Bob Nannig in her first year with the Anchorwomen this winter. RIC closed out the 2016 season with a sixth place finish at the NCGA East Regional on March 6. The Anchorwomen (1-5) posted a team score of 181.075, which was the highest point total for the program in 11 years.

 

Mesalles Nassi joined the staff following a successful collegiate career at the University of Bridgeport, an NCAA Division II gymnastics powerhouse. A four-year competitor for the Purple Knights, Nassi earned USAG National Championship honors seven times during her career, including three straight titles on floor. A three-time captain, she was a member of four straight USAG National Championship squads.

 

Prior to her time at Bridgeport, Mesalles Nassi was a member of the Spanish National Team that finished fifth at both the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2003 World Championships in Anaheim. She also earned the vault title and placed fifth on beam at the 2005 World Cup in Germany. Nassi was also a six-time champion at the Spanish National Championships.

 

Mesalles Nassi is a 2013 graduate of the University of Bridgeport where she earned a bachelorís degree in International Business with a minor in finance.

 

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