Gymnastics Takes Bronze at ECAC Championship with Season-High 194.025

Gymnastics Takes Bronze at ECAC Championship with Season-High 194.025

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Brown University gymnastics finished in third place as a team with a season-high score of 194.025 – crossing the 194 threshold for the first time this season – at the 2018 ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics Championship on Saturday afternoon at The Palestra.

Junior Cassidy Jung (San Marino, Calif.) tied for third place on beam to gain First Team All-ECAC honors while junior Julia Green (Exton, Pa.) tied for fifth place on vault to gain Second Team All-ECAC accolades. Senior Anya Barca-Hall (Santa Cruz, Calif.) garnered recognition as an ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

In the team standings, Yale won the meet with a 195.325 while William & Mary came in second with a 194.575. With their 194.025, the Bears topped host Penn (193.200), Cornell (193.150), and Temple (192.675).

As a team, the Bears tallied season highs on vault (48.500) and beam (48.675), while scoring a 48.175 on bars and 48.675 on floor.

Green matched her personal best with a 9.775 on vault while sophomore Anne Christman (Amherst, N.H.) posted a career-high 9.750. Freshman Alyssa Gardner (Angola, N.Y.), junior Gabrielle Hechtman (Bellmore, N.Y.), and freshman Kate Nelson (Montara, Calif.) registered a 9.700, 9.675, and 9.600 respectively.

On bars, senior Anya Olson (Farmington Hills, Mich.) led the Bears with a 9.700, and senior Claire Ryan (Greenwood, Minn.) supported her with a 9.675. Sophomore Erin Howell (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.), freshman Caroline Warren (Pawleys Island, S.C.), and Nelson followed with a 9.625, 9.600, and 9.575 apiece.

Jung paced Brown on beam, tying her personal best with a 9.825. Freshman Emma Hansen (Cincinnati, Ohio) notched a season-high 9.775, freshman Rose Domonoske (Park City, Utah) tallied a 9.725, and Ryan and Green each scored a 9.675.

On floor, Green posted Brown's top score with a 9.800 while Olson and Christman each tallied a 9.750 – a season high for Olson. Senior Maggie McAvoy (Charlotte, N.C.) and Barca-Hall added a 9.700 and 9.675 respectively.

Next, Brown will compete as a team at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships from Apr. 13-15 at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. 

Brown's All-ECAC Performers

Vault
Julia Green: Second Team 

Beam
Cassidy Jung: First Team 

Team Standings
1. Yale: 195.325
2. William & Mary: 194.575
3. Brown: 194.025
4. Penn: 193.200
5. Cornell: 193.150
6. Temple: 192.675 

2018 ECAC Postseason Awards

ECAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Anya Barca-Hall, Brown
Kelsy Kurfirst, Cornell
Kyra Levi, Penn
Madison Dwyer, William & Mary 

ECAC Rookies of the Year
Jacey Baldovino, Yale 

ECAC Specialist of the Year
Alex Hartke, Penn 

ECAC Gymnasts of the Year
Jade Buford, Yale 

ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year
James Williams, Yale

ECAC Head Coach of the Year
Umme Salim-Beasley, Temple