Springfield, Mass. - March 8, 2014 - The Springfield College women's gymnastics team finished fourth at the 2014 ECAC Division III Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday afternoon in Blake Arena with a team score of 185.275.
Brockport won the team title for the second-straight year with a final score of 188.000. Cortland finished second with 186.775, followed by Ursinus earning the final ECAC bid to nationals with a third-place score of 185.875. Rounding out the field were Springfield (185.525), Ithaca (179.550) and Rhode Island College (173.725 ).
Abby Clark (Holderness, N.H.) finished fourth in the all-around with a 37.550 and teammate Lauren Pocius (Wallingford, Conn.) was sixth with a 36.400.
Clark had the Pride's top score on the floor exercise with a 9.525, which tied her for sixth in the competition, while Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.) totaled a 9.400. Silva was tops for the Pride on the vault after producing a 9.425, and Clark registered a 9.400.
On the uneven bars, Pocius posted a team-high of 9.500 to finish fourth overall and teammate Nicole Caradonna (Lynnfield, Mass. ) added a score of 9.175. Clark recorded Springfield's best score on the balance beam with a 9.500 to place sixth overall, while Caradonna notched a 9.375.
Pocius and Courtney Saucier of Rhode Island College were tabbed ECAC Co-Athletes of the Year, and Vanessa Scalora was chosen as the ECAC Rookie of the Year.
Springfield College's Cheryl Raymond and Cortland's Gary Babjack were named ECAC Co-Coaches of the Year, while Nicole Tomaselli from Rhode Island College was selected as the ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year.