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March 11, 2017

 

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS CONTINUES UPSWING WITH FOURTH PLACE FINISH
AT SPRINGFIELD QUAD
DiBiase, Davis & Otis Set Career Marks

Springfield, Mass.--The Rhode Island College women’s gymnastics team continued their meteoric rise in points with a score of 182.575 for a fourth place finish at the Springfield College Quad on Saturday. Division I Brown (193.425) took home the team title. Host Springfield finished in second place (189.050) with SUNY Cortland taking third place (188.425).

 

After not scoring above a 179.350 this winter, the Anchorwomen have scored 182.950 and now 182.575 in consecutive contests. RIC's score earlier this week was the highest in program history since the NCGA adopted the top-five scoring method (it was previously top four).

 

 

 Junior Alexandria Otis

 

After posting a 9.500 at Tuesday's quad at Bridgeport, RIC freshman Grace Davis (Royersford, PA) recorded a career-best score of 9.525 on the beam, which was 11th on that event. The score on beam is the second-highest in program history.

 

RIC sophomore Allie DiBiase (North Kingstown, RI) notched a career-best score (37.075) in the all-around for a fourth place finish. DiBiase finished 10th on vault (9.550) and 12th on bars (9.175). Both marks were career-highs.

 

Junior Alexandria Otis (Windham, NH) posted a career-best score of 9.400 on beam for the Anchorwomen, which was good for a 13th place finish.

 

RIC junior Corrine Paul (North Easton, PA) finished in 15th place on bars (8.975) and was 19th on vault (9.300). Junior Erin Shea (Braintree, MA) was 14th on vault (9.475) and 19th on floor (9.125) for the Anchorwomen.

 

Sophomore Kyndel Yett (Carrollton, GA) recorded a 15th place finish on floor (9.450) for RIC. She was also 16th on bars (8.850) and 18th on vault (9.425).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Brockport for the 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) East Regional on Sunday, March 19 (1 p.m.).

 

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