Brockport Wins Second Straight ECAC Division III Women’s Gymnastics Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The College at Brockport women’s gymnastics team captured their second consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on Saturday afternoon at Springfield College. The Golden Eagles scored 188.000 points. SUNY Cortland finished in second with 186.775 and Ursinus College placed third with 185.875 points. Springfield College (185.275), Ithaca College (179.550) and Rhode Island College (173.725) rounded out the six teams.
SUNY Cortland senior Courtney Manigini (Dix Hills, N.Y.) took All-Around Gymnast honors with a total score of 38.025. She was fourth in the balance beam with 9.600 points and was among the top-ten on the floor (9.525) and vault (9.550). Senior Monica Durham (Baltimore, Md.) from Ursinus was second in All-Around with 37.625 points and sophomore Maddy Scozzie (Ashburn, Va.) of Cortland was third with 37.575 points.
Brockport placed in the top-three spots on the Vault with junior Stephanie Schuler (Purcelville, Va. ) taking first with a score of 9.675 points. Schuler’s teammates junior Olivia Sylvestro (Palm City, Fla.) and senior Lexi King (Glandale, Ariz.) took second and third with 9.650 points and 9.625 points, respectively.
On Uneven Bars, Durham recorded a score of 9.625 for first, edging out Schuler (9.600) and Ursinus teammate freshman Vanessa Scalora (Narragansett, R.I.) (9.575).
Cortland freshman Amanda Scanlon (Glastonbury, Conn. ) took first place honors on the balance beam scoring 9.700. Scanlon’s teammate, sophomore Emily Nagy (Merrimack, N.H. ) took second with 9.650 points and Ursinus sophomore Kristina Steffenhagen (Boyertown, Pa.) with 9.625 points finished in third place.
In the Floor Exercise, Brockport swept the first four places with junior Amanda Carney (Walpole, Mass.) taking first with 9.700 points. She was followed by freshman Jennifer Sklenar (Canfield, Ohio)(9.675), King (9.600) and Sylvestro (9.550).
Springfield junior Lauren Pocius (Wallingford, Conn. ) and senior Courtney Saucier (Coventry, R.I.) of Rhode Island College were named the ECAC Co-Athletes of the Year, and Scalora was selected as the ECAC Rookie of the Year. Coach of the Year honors were awarded to Springfield College’s Cheryl Raymond and Cortland’s Gary Babjack, while Nicole Tomaselli from Rhode Island College was chosen as ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year
1. The College at Brockport (188.00)
2. SUNY Cortland (186.775)
3. Ursinus College (185.875)
4. Springfield College (185.275)
5. Ithaca College (179.550)
6. Rhode Island College (173.725)