March 19, 2014

Morant, Chretien Take ECAC Gymnastics Honors for Second Straight Week

ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Brown gymnastics freshman Caroline Morant (Chicago, Ill.) secured the Corvias ECAC Division I Rookie of the Week award for the second straight week and fifth time this season while sophomore Alexandra Chretien (Commerce Township, Mich.) earned back-to-back Specialist of the Week honors for her fourth accolade of the year. The pair spearheaded an historical effort that saw the Brown gymnastics team break the program team score record for the second meet in a row, posting a 194.225 at William and Mary last Friday.

Rookie of the Week


Name: 
Caroline Morant
Institution: Brown University
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Scores from the week:

Opponent(s): The College of William & Mary, Rutgers University and University of North Carolina
Vault: 9.675
Bars: 9.725
Beam: 9.825
Floor Exercise: 9.800
All-Around: 39.025

Morant helped the Bears break the school record for team total for the second consecutive week, as they recorded a 194.225. She earned a personal best 39.025 in the all-around as well as a personal best 9.825 for first place on beam. Her all-around was the top all-around score of all ECAC freshmen this week. Morant currently ranks third in the ECAC in all-around average (38.310).

Specialist of the Week


Name: 
Alexandra Chretien
Institution: Brown University
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Commerce Township, Mich.

Scores from the week:

Opponent(s): The College of William & Mary, Rutgers University and University of North Carolina
Bars: 9.875

Chretien had a career-high and tied the school record on bars with a 9.875, as she led the Bears to a new school record for team total for the second week in a row. Her standout performance helped her secure the top rank in the ECAC with a 9.810 average on bars, also good for 11th in the North East region.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday at the ECAC Championships at Temple University. First rotation is set for 12 p.m.