Menomonie, Wis. - April 1, 2017 - Five members of the Springfield College women's gymnastics program competed in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Individual National Championships, hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday evening.
Of the five women's gymnasts, four were named All-Americans in their respective events, as Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.) earned First-Team All-American honors in the floor exercise, Marissa DeAngelo (Brookfield, Conn.) picked up her second All-America honor of the weekend on vault, sophomore Jessica Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) registered the first All-America recognition of her young careeron the uneven bars, while in her first year with the program, freshman Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) was named an All-American in the floor exercise.
Beginning the night in the first rotation, Silva started Springfield College off in impressive fashion, as she posted a 9.675 to finish sixth overall in the event, good for First-Team All-America honors. Also in the first rotation, Clemens notched a 9.475, which stood as the 12th-place score on the evening, earning Second Team All-America recognition in the event.
In the second rotation, DeAngelo produced a 9.600 on vault, which was good enough for eighth overall. Her eighth-place finish named her a Second Team All-American, the second All-America honor of the weekend and her seventh during her time as a student-athlete at Springfield College.
Wrapping up the meet, Twomey put forth an impressive performance on the floor exercise in her first competition in the individual championships, as she scored a 9.650, which tied for seventh overall in the event. With the seventh-place finish, Twomey was named a Second Team All-American.