2012 Gymnastics News

June 13, 2012
Former Brown Standout, Alicia Sacramone, Qualifies for 2012 Olympic Trials
Providence, R.I.- Former Brown University gymnast Alicia Sacramone became the most decorated American gymnast in World Championship history when she earned her 10th medal at the 2011 World Championships. Now, just eight months after an injury, Sacramone is eyeing a spot on the Olympic Team, for the second-straight Olympiad.

June 7, 2012
Katie Goddard Earns Academic All-America Honors
Providence, RI- Brown University gymnast Katie Goddard '12 has recently been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large first team.

May 24, 2012
Katie Goddard Named to Academic All-District Team
Providence, RI- Brown University gymnast Katie Goddard '12 has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District I At-Large team for her efforts in the gym and the classroom. She will now advance to the national ballot to compete for a spot on the Academic All-American team.

April 13, 2012
Two Bears Earn USAG All-American Honors; Danielle Hoffman Qualifies for Event Finals
Bridgeport, CT- Freshman Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, NY) was named a USAG All-American on the vault and qualified for event finals and junior Emily Lutfey (Los Angeles, CA) earned USAG All-American status on the floor exercise at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships hosted at Bridgeport. Individual event finals will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

April 12, 2012
Hoffman Earns 11th at USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships
Bridgeport, CT- Freshman USAG All-American Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, NY) competed in the individual event finals this afternoon at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Hubbell Gymnasium at Bridgeport.

April 4, 2012
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity athlete teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

March 28, 2012
Ten Bears Qualify for USAG Collegiate Nationals
Providence, RI- The Brown University gymnastics team qualified 10 individuals to compete in the USAG Collegiate Nationals held April 12-14 at the University of Bridgeport.

March 28, 2012
Brown Gymnasts Earn ECAC Honors
Providence, RI- Senior Katie Goddard (Kings Park, NY), freshman Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) and sophomore Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) earned ECAC honors at the ECAC Championships hosted at the University of Pennsylvania last Saturday afternoon. The Bears also had 12 student-athletes named to the ECAC All-Academic Team.

March 24, 2012
Bears Finish Fifth at ECAC Championships
Philadelphia, PA- The Brown University gymnastics team earned a season-high score of 192.250 to finish in fifth place overall at the ECAC Championships hosted at The Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon. The host Quakers earned the team title with a 194.400, followed by Towson (194.375) in second, Temple (192.450) in third and Cornell (192.350) in fourth. The Bears defeated sixth place William & Mary (191.925) and Yale (191.450).

March 17, 2012
Bears Capture Victory over Southern Connecticut on Senior Day
Providence, RI- The Brown University Bears captured titles on three of the four events this afternoon en route to a 190.750-188.550 victory over the visiting Southern Connecticut Owls on Saturday afternoon. The Bears honored their three seniors who were competing in their final home gymnastics meet of their careers: Lilly Siems (Baltimore, MD), Katie Goddard (Kings Park, NY) and Carli Wiesenfeld (Atlanta, GA), prior to the start of the meet.

March 13, 2012
Katie Goddard Named ECAC Specialist of the Week
Providence, RI- Brown University senior gymnast Katie Goddard (Kings Park, NY) was named the ECAC Specialist of the Week after earning two career highs in a meet this past week.

March 11, 2012
Bears Take Down Cornell in Dual Meet
Providence, RI- The Brown gymnastics team defeated the visiting Cornell Big Red 189.300 to 187.200 in a dual meet on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Junior Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) and sophomore Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) each won titles for the Bears this afternoon, as Meyer captured the bar title and Shnayder won both the floor and all-around competition.

March 8, 2012
Brown Gymnastics Earns Third at Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Conn – The Brown University gymnastics team compiled a team score of 190.375 to finish in third place at a tri-meet hosted at Bridgeport University on Thursday evening. Three-time USAG Champion Bridgeport captured the meet title with a 195.675, followed by Southern Connecticut State University with a 190.975.

March 7, 2012
Michelle Shnayder Earns ECAC Co-Gymnast of the Week
Providence, RI- Brown University gymnast Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) finished second all-around with a career-high 38.825 at a quad meet against New Hampshire, Maryland and Bridgeport to earn ECAC Co-Gymnast of the Week honors.

March 3, 2012
Bears Place Fourth at UNH Invitational
Durham, NH- The Brown University gymnastics team combined for a team score of 191.575 to finish in fourth at a quad meet hosted at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. Bridgeport captured the title with a 196.350, followed by host UNH with a 195.800 and University of Maryland-College Park with a 194.875.

February 26, 2012
Bears Place Third at Ivy Classic
Ithaca, NY - The Brown University gymnastics team finished in third place at the Ivy Classic hosted at Cornell University on Sunday afternoon. The Bears combined for a team score of 191.075, falling just short of first place Penn (192.650), second place Cornell (191.875), but finished ahead of the Yale Bulldogs (190.725).

February 21, 2012
Julia Meyer Named ECAC Specialist of the Week
Providence, RI- Junior Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) competed in just two events for the Bears this weekend at the Metroplex Challenge and earned Brown’s top scores in both of them to earn the ECAC’s Specialist of the Week.

February 18, 2012
Bears Finish Third at Metroplex Challenge
Ft. Worth, Texas – The Brown University gymnastics team finished in third behind Stanford and Bridgeport with a season-high 191.725 at the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday evening. Stanford's first place total was 196.375, followed by Bridgeport's 191.725.

February 11, 2012
Bears Finish Second in Tri-Meet at Rutgers
Piscataway, NJ- The Brown University gymnastics team tallied a season high score of 190.125 to earn second in a tri-meet hosted at Rutgers this afternoon. Rutgers finished in first with a 192.375, and Cortland University placed third with a 188.625.

February 4, 2012
Bears Finish Third at New Hampshire
Durham, NH- The Brown University gymnastics team finished in third place after posting a team score of 189.675 in a tri-meet hosted at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday night at the UNH Field House. The Wildcats captured the title with a 195.475, and Yale followed in second place with a 190.275.

January 22, 2012
Bears to "Pink out the Pitz" in Season Opening Meet Today
Provivdence, RI- The Brown University gymnastics team will open its 2012 season with its "Pink out the Pitz" meet in support of Breast Cancer Awareness when it takes on Bridgeport and Rhode Island College at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 2012
Gymnastics Earns Second Place in 2012 Season Opening Meet
Providence, RI- The Brown University gymnastics team opened the 2012 season with a team score of 187.425 in a tri-meet with Bridgeport and Rhode Island College this afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Purple Knights captured first place with a 191.800, followed by the Bears, and then Rhode Island College in third with a 169.250.

January 13, 2012
Sara Carver-Milne Welcomes Two Newcomers to 2012 Roster
Providence, RI- Head Coach Sara Carver-Milne has announced the addition of freshmen Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, NY) and Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) to the Brown University gymnastics team. The two newcomers will join 13 letterwinners on the Bears’ squad and will kick off their season at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, in a meet against Bridgeport and Rhode Island College.

October 14, 2011
Carver-Milne Names Goddard and Siems 2012 Gymnastics Captains
Providence, RI- Head gymnastics coach Sara Carver-Milne announced that seniors Katie Goddard (Kings Park, NY) and Lilly Siems (Baltimore, MD) will serve as team captains for the 2012 season. Both received ECAC All-Academic honors and were also NACGC/W Academic All-Americans.