Oshkosh, Wis. - March 24, 2019 - Senior Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) and junior Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) earned All-America honors for the second-consecutive year as Clemens took fifth in the all-around competition and Twomey was sixth on the floor exercise at the 2019 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) National Championship, hosted at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Kolf Sports Center on Saturday evening.
Clemens produced an all-around score of 37.225 behind a 9.550 on the uneven bars, a 9.500 on vault and a 9.200 on the floor exercise. Twomey, who was the national champion on the floor exercise in 2018, posted a 9.725 en route to a sixth-place finish in the event, earning her third all-america honor in the last three years.
Also competing on vault was Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.) and Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.), as the duo earned a spot at the national stage, while on beam, Sara King (Maribor, Slovenia) and Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.) represented Springfield College at the NCGA National Championship.
Rushlow was the Pride's leader on vault, as she produced a 9.550, while Clemens followed with a 9.500. Jackson was next with a 9.450.
Twomey posted a 9.725 on the floor exercise, while Clemens posted a 9.200, before moving on to bars, where Clemens had her best routine of the day, producing a 9.550. Lastly, on beam, King led the way with a 9.550, finishing 15th overall.
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