Springfield, Mass. – April 2, 2015 - Four members of the Springfield College women's gymnastics team were honored for their success in the classroom by the National Collegiate Gymnastics Assosciation (NCGA), receiving 2015 NCGA Scholar All-America honors.
Abby Clark (Holderness, N.H.), Lauren Pocius (Wallingford, Conn.), Sarah Libuda (White River Junction, Vt.) and Nikki Caradonna (Lynnfield, Mass.) all received the recognition, honoring the hard work they have put into the classroom over the course of their careers with the Pride.
In her final collegiate meet, Clark, a Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies major, went out on top as she won the National Championship on the balance beam this past weekend. Clark tied her school record mark of 9.775 as she became the first Springfield College women's gymnast to ever win a national championship on the balance beam. Clark finished with a grade-point average of 3.50.
Pocius, an Occupational Therapy major, capped off a remarkable career at Springfield as she was honored as the NCGA Co-Senior Athlete of the Year. The senior, who has a GPA of 3.84 also earned NCGA Second Team All-America honors on Saturday as she tied her school record on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.775 to finish in eighth place.
Libuda, a Business Management major, had an impressive final season with the Pride, as she posted a season-high 8.450 on the balance beam on Jan. 25 in a meet against Ithaca College. Libuda has a GPA of 3.06.
Caradonna, an Elementary Education major, set a pair of season-best marks in a March 8 meet vs. Rhode Island College when she hit a 9.350 on the uneven bars before registering a 9.425 on the balance beam. Caradonna's GPA is a 3.25.