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Ursinus Wins the ECAC Division III Women's Gymnastics Team Championships at Springfield College; Brockport Second, Cortland Third

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - March 15, 2008 - The Springfield College women's gymnastics team served as the host for the 2008 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's Gymnastics Championships today at Blake Arena.

Eight teams competed in the Championships. Here are the final team results.

The following team scores have been updated through four full rotations. The top three teams will advance to the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Division III Championships at SUNY-Cortland on Friday, Saturday March 28-29.
Ursinus -- 187.675
SUNY Brockport -- 187.175
SUNY Cortland -- 186.750
Springfield -- 185.875
MIT -- 185.025
Ithaca -- 183.150
RIC -- 171.550
Wilson -- 168.275

The following were special award winners, as announced at today's ECAC Division III Women's Gymnastics Championships.

2008 ECAC Division III Co-Gymnasts of the Year
Sophia Harrison, MIT
Briana Morrissey, Ursinus

2008 ECAC Division III Rookie of the Year
Kailee Spusta, Ithaca

2008 ECAC Division III Coach of the Year
Gary Babjack, Cortland

2008 ECAC Division III Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year
Jillian Silverman, Springfield
Susie Taylor, RIC

The following are today's top place-finishers in each event.

All-Around
1) Sophia Harrison, MIT -- 38.275
2) Brianna Morrissey, Ursinus -- 38.250
3) Kira Oldham-Curtis, Ursinus -- 38.075
4) Olivia Oller, Ursinus -- 37.800
5) Julia Zimmerman, MIT -- 37.725
6) Brittany Wiesner, Cortland -- 37.350

Vault
1) Julia Zimmerman, MIT -- 9.750
2) Lauren Gildemeyer, Brockport -- 9.725
3) Jackie Mazzola, Springfield -- 9.675
4) Amber French, Cortland -- 9.650
T5) Ericca Castagna, Springfield -- 9.600
T5) Brittany Davis, Springfield -- 9.600

Uneven Parallel Bars
1) Sophia Harrison, MIT -- 9.625
T2) Kira Oldham-Curtis, Ursinus -- 9.600
T2) Olivia Oller, Ursinus -- 9.600
4) Christina Baggetta, Brockport -- 9.550
5) Danielle Chmelewski, Ursinus -- 9.525
6) Nicole Horodyski, Brockport -- 9.450

Balance Beam
T1) Lauren Gildemeyer, Brockport -- 9.625
T1) Christine Haungs, Cortland -- 9.625
T3) Olivia Oller, Ursinus -- 9.600
T3) Nikki Visnick, Brockport -- 9.600
5) Brittany Wiesner, Cortland -- 9.575
6) Brianna Morrissey, Ursinus -- 9.550

Floor Exercise
T1) Amber French, Cortland -- 9.800
T1) Brianna Morrissey, Ursinus -- 9.800
T3) Nikki Fisher, Brockport -- 9.675
T3) Sophia Harrison, MIT -- 9.675
T5) Jenn Najuch, Cortland -- 9.650
T5) Kira Oldham-Curtis, Ursinus -- 9.650
T5) Julia Zimmerman, MIT -- 9.650

The following individuals have also advanced to the NCGA's at SUNY-Cortland as individuals. They are (with today's place-finish and score in that competition):

All-Around
Sophia Harrison, MIT (1st -- 38.275)
Julia Zimmerman, MIT (5th -- 37.725)
Alexandra Ploenes, Springfield (8th -- 37.125)
Sarah Trowbridge, MIT (9th -- 36.850)

Vault
Jackie Mazzola, Springfield (3rd -- 9.675)
Ericca Castagna, Springfield (T5th -- 9.600)
Brittany Davis, Springfield (T5th -- 9.600)
Alison Barnard, MIT (7th -- 9.575)
Jenna Williams, Springfield (12th -- 9.450)
Jeanna Bradle, Springfield (T13th -- 9.400)

Uneven Parallel Bars
Jeanna Bradle, Springfield (T7th -- 9.350)
Jenna Williams, Springfield (T7th -- 9.350)
Ashley Moreck, Springfield (11th -- 9.275)
Frances Ente, Ithaca (14th -- 9.175)
Devon Birek, Ithaca (T15th -- 9.150)
Roxanne Deschaeis, Ithaca (T15th -- 9.150)

Balance Beam
Brianne Sullivan, Ithaca (T9th -- 9.500)
Justine Picciano, Ithaca (T18th -- 9.300)
Lauren Ferrone, Ithaca (T18th -- 9.300)
Katie Mingo, MIT (23rd -- 9.150)
Penelope Bohunko, Springfield (24th -- 9.100)
Brittany Davis, Springfield (32nd -- 8.700)

Floor Exercise
Jessica Oddo, Ithaca (T8th -- 9.600)
Kailee Spusta, Ithaca (T8th -- 9.600)
Brianne Sullivan, Ithaca (10th -- 9.575)
Jeanna Bradle, Springfield (11th -- 9.525)
Kayleigh Davis, Springfield (13th -- 9.475)
Ericca Castagna, Springfield (T14th -- 9.450)

THE ABOVE NAMES ARE STILL SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION.

The following team scores are what they were through one, two, and three full rotations at today's meet.

The following team scores were updated through one full rotation (as of 2:15 pm).
Brockport (floor) -- 46.775
MIT (beam) -- 46.550
Ursinus (bars) -- 46.525
Ithaca (vault) -- 46.000
Cortland (bars) -- 45.425
Springfield (beam) -- 44.750
RIC (floor) -- 44.325
Wilson (vault) -- 43.600

The following team scores were updated through two full rotations (as of 3:15 pm).
Brockport (floor, vault) -- 93.800
Ursinus (bars, beam) -- 93.600
MIT (beam, floor) -- 93.275
Cortland (bars, beam) -- 92.575
Springfield (beam, floor) -- 91.950
Ithaca (vault, bars) -- 90.475
RIC (floor, vault) -- 89.650
Wilson (vault, bars) -- 81.700

The following team scores were updated through three full rotations (as of 4:15 pm).
Ursinus (bars, beam, floor) -- 141.050
MIT (beam, floor, vault) -- 140.500
Brockport (floor, vault, bars) -- 140.200
Springfield (beam, floor, vault) -- 139.675
Cortland (bars, beam, floor) -- 139.400
Ithaca (vault, bars, beam) -- 135.625
RIC (floor, vault, bars) -- 129.100
Wilson (vault, bars, beam) -- 124.150

For further complete information about the Championships, other than results, please click here.

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