RIC Gymnasts Return From 2002 NCGA Championships

 

Providence, RI—Three Rhode Island College women’s gymnasts competed at the 2002 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships, hosted by Ithaca College, on Mar. 22 and 23.

 

Junior Shannon Hughey (Warwick, RI) competed as a bars and floor specialist. She placed 14th on bars with a score of 8.900 and 43rd on floor with a score of 9.050.

Hughey averaged scores of 8.843 on vault, 8.789 on bars, 8.348 on beam, 9.055 on floor and 35.023 in the all-around on the season. Her season-high marks were as follows: 9.175 on vault and 9.475 on floor at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 9; 9.250 on bars vs. MIT/Bridgeport on Feb. 24; 9.200 on beam and 36.725 in the all-around vs. Springfield/Southern Connecticut on Feb. 10.

 

Sophomore Nikki Longo (Raynham, MA) competed as a beam specialist. She placed 32nd with a score of 9.125 on beam.

Longo average scores of 8.698 on vault, 8.570 on bars, 9.068 on beam, 8.478 on floor and 34.808 in the all-around on the season. Her season-high mark were as follows: 8.975 on vault vs. Bridgeport on Dec. 8 and at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 9; 9.200 on bars, 9.450 on beam, 8.900 on floor and 36.500 in the all-around vs. MIT/Bridgeport on Feb. 24.

 

Freshman Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) competed as a vault specialist. She placed 34th with a score of 8.975 on vault.

Normandin averaged scores of 9.002 on vault, 8.435 on bars, 9.025 on beam, 8.975 on floor and 35.440 in the all-around on the season. Her season-high marks were as follows: 9.325 on vault and 36.625 in the all-around at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 9; 9.400 on floor vs. MIT/Bridgeport on Feb. 24 and at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 9; 9.100 on bars vs. SUNY-Brockport on Feb. 2; 9.400 on beam at the Wilson Invitational on Jan. 26.

 

Head Coach Nicole Pannone’s team finished the season with a 0-9 overall record and was 0-5 against Eastern College Conference Association (ECAC) opposition. The Anchorwomen placed seventh (eight teams) at the Div. III ECAC Championships, hosted by Ursinus College, on Mar. 9 with a team score of 174.075.

 

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