Ithaca, N.Y. - March 3, 2018 - The Springfield College women's gymnastics team recorded a team score of 187.050 on Saturday evening in a dual meet with Division-I Cornell University at Teagle Hall. The Pride's mark of 187.050 is the highest team score since January 27 when Springfield College produced a 187.300 in a quad meet with Brockport, Brown and Southern Connecticut.
Springfield College recorded a rotational score of 47.975 on vault, breaking the previous program record of 47.950, set in 2009 at the ECAC Championships.
Junior Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) was impressive as she recorded a career-best all-around score of 38.425, while freshman Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.) followed suit with a 37.625. Cornell's Amy Shen (Newton, Mass.) won the all-around with a 38.975.
Clemens was the Pride's top performer on the unven bars, as the junior recorded a 9.550, while Rushlow followed closely with a career-best 9.400. Ashley Parchinski (Warwick, N.Y.) rounded out Springfield's top three on the rotation with a score of 9.175.
Leading the Pride on vault was Clemens and sophomore Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.), who posted career-best and matching scores of 9.650, while Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) finished with a career-high 9.625. Rushlow notched a 9.575, while Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.) produced a 9.475 and Sara Fisher (Pelham, N.H.) rounded out the top six with a 9.3000.
In the floor exercise, Twomey once again tied the Springfield College women's gymnastics program record as she registered a 9.825, while Victoria Gendreau (Warren, R.I.) posted a career-best 9.625 to place second on the Pride. Gendreau was followed by Clemens (9.550), Bowen (9.350) and Rushlow (9.150).
On beam, Clemens led the way with a 9.675, while Rushlow was second with a 9.500. Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.) also finished with a 9.125.
Springfield College will now gear its attention towards the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) East Regional Championships, which will be hosted at Rhode Island College on Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.