2013 Gymnastics News

May 21, 2013
Brown Athletics Announces 2013 Award Winners at Fifth Annual Senior Luncheon
The Fifth Annual Brown Athletics Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon was held at Andrews Dining Hall on Monday, May 20, 2013. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff and distinguished guests were in attendance at the banquet to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2013.

May 20, 2013
Three Brown Student-Athletes Named to Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District I At Large Team
Three Brown student-athletes - two seniors and one junior - have been selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team. On the men’s side, senior men’s lacrosse player Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) and senior fencer Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) earned First Team honors, while junior gymnast Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) was a First Team honoree on the Women’s At-Large team. All three will now advance to the Academic All-America national ballot.

May 7, 2013
Brown Gymnastics Celebrates 2013 Season at Team Banquet
The Brown gymnastics team celebrated its 2013 season on Monday, May 6th with its annual awards banquet, held this year at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Providence. Head coach Sara Carver-Milne honored seven gymnasts with team awards over the course of the evening, and the Bears also took the time to recognize the accomplishments of the team, including the first Ivy Classic team title in 23 years and the first-ever team selection to the USAG Collegiate Nationals. Additionally, they honored the dedication and contributions of the Brown gymnastics class of 2013: Nicole Abdo (Largo, FL), Kasey Haas (Charlotte, NC), Lauren Hall (Charlton, MA), Emily Lutfey (Los Angeles, CA) and Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL).

May 2, 2013
Brown Gymnastics to Represent Walking for Wendy in Rhode Island PurpleStride Walk
On Sunday, May 5th the Brown gymnastics team will participate in the 2013 Rhode Island PurpleStride walk to raise money and awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The family-friendly, 1.5-mile walk will take place in Goddard Memorial Park in Warwick, Rhode Island, and this is the second year that the Bears have united to support the cause and honor the memory of those who have battled the disease.

May 2, 2013
Brown Gymnast Michelle Shnayder Named an RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year
Each year, the RIAIAW (Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) names one Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year from each of the state’s nine schools. The accolade is based upon athletic excellence, academic success and leadership qualities, and this year’s recipients, including Brown gymnast Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) were honored on Wednesday, May 1st at a reception held in Brown University’s Joukowsky Room.

April 25, 2013
Former Brown Gymnast Alicia Sacramone to be Inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
As USA Gymnastics celebrates its 50th anniversary, former Brown gymnast Alicia Sacramone will also have something to celebrate – her induction into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2013. The 2013 US Championships and the USA Gymnastics Congress and Trade Show, held from August 15th to 18th at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, will showcase the country’s best gymnastics and serve as the backdrop for the two momentous celebrations.

April 14, 2013
Meyer Takes Fifth on Beam at USAG Collegiate Nationals; Two Bears Earn All-American Accolades
Senior Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) represented the Brown gymnastics team this afternoon in the event finals of the 2013 USAG Collegiate National Championships, held at Centenary College’s Gold Dome.

April 13, 2013
Brown Takes Fourth at USAG Collegiate Nationals with Stellar Team Performance
The Brown gymnastics team earned its second highest team score of the season on Saturday night, finishing in fourth place in the 2013 USAG Collegiate National Team Finals with a 193.575. The only time the Bears scored higher this season is when they won the Ivy Classic with a score of 193.925.

April 12, 2013
Brown Gymnastics Heads to Louisiana for USAG Collegiate Nationals
The Brown gymnastics team will travel to Shreveport, Louisiana this weekend to compete in the 2013 USAG Collegiate National Championships. This year marks the first time that the Bears have qualified for the competition as a team.

April 12, 2013
Brown Gymnastics to Vie for USAG National Title in Team Finals on Saturday Evening
The Brown gymnastics team put forth a stellar performance against premier competition this afternoon, finishing second in the first of two team qualifying rounds at the 2013 USAG Collegiate Nationals. The Bears’ score of 190.825 earns them a berth in the Team Finals tomorrow night at 7:00pm where they will compete for the USAG National title.

April 2, 2013
Kasey Haas Named ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year; 14 Brown Gymnasts Receive ECAC All-Academic Honors
The ECAC All-Academic awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2013 ECAC Gymnastics Championships, and senior Kasey Haas (Charlotte, NC) was named ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, marking the third consecutive time that the honor has gone to a gymnast from Brown. Additionally, the team placed 14 student-athletes on the list of honorees, as each was granted with an All-Academic award.

March 23, 2013
Brown Set to Take on the ECAC at the 2013 Gymnastics Championships
The Brown gymnastics team heads to Ithaca, New York this weekend, as the Cornell Big Red host the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on Saturday, March 23rd. The six-team meet, held at Newman Arena, begins at 12:00 pm. The Bears begin the meet on bars, have a bye, then move to beam, have a bye, perform on floor and then have their final rotation on vault. After a season filled with highlights, including the team’s first Ivy Classic title since 1990, Brown looks to bring a second league championship home to College Hill.

March 23, 2013
Brown Finishes Sixth at ECAC Championships
The Brown gymnastics team turned in a solid performance this afternoon, combining for a team score of 191.500 to take sixth place in the ECAC Championships held at the Newman Arena on the campus of Cornell University. Junior Michelle Shnayder’s (Lincolnshire, IL) fourth place finish in the all-around competition with a score of 38.550 highlighted the competition for the Bears, as she earned second team All-ECAC honors for her performance.

March 21, 2013
Rebecca Freedman Earns ECAC Specialist of the Week Honors
Junior Rebecca Freedman (Plainview, NY) was honored with the ECAC Specialist of the Week award on Tuesday, marking the 11th time this season that one of the weekly honors has gone to a Brown gymnast.

March 17, 2013
Several Gymnasts Produce Season-High Scores in Brown's Meet at George Washington
The Brown gymnastics team concluded a busy week of competition with a meet at the Charles E. Smith Center on the campus of George Washington University this afternoon. The Maryland Terps led the competition, turning in a team score of 196.150. The Colonials claimed the second spot with a total of 195.325, the Towson Tigers were third with 194.025 and the Brown Bears finished fourth with 191.550.

March 13, 2013
Meyer and Choo Earn ECAC Gymnastics' Weekly Awards
Senior Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) and freshman Stephanie Choo (Centerville, OH) were honored with two of the ECAC’s weekly gymnastics awards for their performances this past weekend.

March 12, 2013
Brown Breaks Another School Record in Final Home Meet of the Season
The Brown gymnastics team competed in its final home meet of the season this afternoon, welcoming the Bridgeport Purple Knights, the Yale Bulldogs and the URI club team to the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears turned in solid performances in the midst of a busy week of competition, finishing third with a score of 191.625. The Purple Knights took the top spot with a 196.200, followed by the Bulldogs with a score of 193.475. The team from URI finished fourth with 162.575.

March 10, 2013
Brown Wins Second Meet of the Season as Several Gymnasts Turn in Impressive Routines
The Brown gymnastics team continued its series of impressive performances this weekend in a meet at Southern Connecticut State with Cornell and West Chester, winning the overall team title with 192.000 points, the team’s second highest point total of the season. The Bears were followed by the Big Red with 191.675 points, the Owls with 191.025 points and the Golden Rams with 186.425 points.

February 27, 2013
Shnayder, Chretien and Abdo Earn ECAC Gymnastics' Weekly Honors
Junior Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL), freshman Alexandra Chretien (Commerce Township, MI) and senior Nicole Abdo (Largo, FL) were honored with three of the ECAC's four weekly gymnastics awards for their performances this past weekend in Brown’s historic first place finish at the 2013 Ivy Classic.

February 23, 2013
Brown Captures Ivy Classic Title For First Time Since 1990
Shnayder paces effort with all-around victory

February 18, 2013
Brown Concludes Trip to California With Meet at Cal Berkeley
The Brown gymnastics team concluded its trip to California with a three-team meet at Haas Pavilion on the campus of Cal Berkeley on Monday evening. The Cal Bears led the competition, turning in a team score of 195.925. San Jose State claimed the second spot with a total of 195.000, and the Brown Bears finished in third with 189.350. Junior Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) was Brown’s only competitor in the all-around, finishing fourth with a score of 38.325.

February 15, 2013
Brown Earns Third Place Finish at San Jose State
The Brown gymnastics team turned in a solid performance on Friday night, combining for a team score of 189.900 to take third place behind San Jose State and Utah State in a meet held at the Spartan Gym on the campus of San Jose State University. Senior Nicole Abdo’s (Largo, FL) season-best score of 9.775 on the floor exercise and junior Michelle Shnayder’s (Lincolnshire, IL) fifth place finish in the all-around competition with a score of 37.200 highlighted the evening for the Bears.

February 6, 2013
Lutfey and Rubenstein Earn ECAC Gymnastics' Weekly Honors
Senior Emily Lutfey (Los Angeles, CA) and sophomore Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) were honored with two of the ECAC’s weekly gymnastics awards for their performances this past weekend.

February 2, 2013
Another Team Record Leads Brown to Third Place Finish
The Brown gymnastics team put forth another impressive showing on Saturday evening, combining for a score of 191.850 to take third place in a meet at the Livingston Rec Center on the campus of Rutgers University. The Bears broke their school record on the vault for a second consecutive weekend, registering a team score of 48.625 on the apparatus, while freshman Diana Walters (Austin, TX) and junior Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) earned the top two spots in the all-around competition. Walters compiled a personal-best score of 38.475 over the course of four events, while Shnayder was right behind her with a 38.175.

January 30, 2013
Brown Gymnasts Holman and Meyer Earn ECAC Weekly Awards
Freshman Corey Holman (Westford, MA) and senior Julia Meyer (Granite City, IL) were honored with two of the ECAC’s weekly gymnastics awards for their performances this past weekend.

January 26, 2013
Team Vault School Record Highlights Brown Gymnastics’ Second-Place Showing
The Brown gymnastics team broke a school record with a combined score of 48.4 on the vault en route to a second-place finish with a point total of 191.75 in a three-team meet at the University of New Hampshire’s Lundholm Gym on Saturday afternoon. UNH won the meet with a final team mark of 195.65, while Temple University was third at 190.225.

January 23, 2013
Diana Walters Named ECAC Gymnastics Co-Rookie of the Week
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University freshman Diana Walters earned ECAC Gymnastics Co-Rookie of the Week after a tremendous collegiate debut last Sunday afternoon.

January 20, 2013
Season Starts Strong for Brown Gymnastics Team
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University gymnastics team got off to a great start in its first meet of the 2013 at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. The Bears finished in second place with a team score of 192.225, just .025 below their season-high during the 2012 campaign. Four-time defending USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Team Champions, Bridgeport, earned the top spot with a 194.600, while the URI club team finished third (168.575) and Rhode Island College placed fourth (166.550).

January 3, 2013
Sara Carver-Milne Adds Six to 2013 Gymnastics Roster
Providence, R.I. – Head coach Sara Carver-Milne, entering her 12th season with the Brown gymnastics team, has recently announced the addition of six newcomers to the 2013 roster: Delaney Brow, Stephanie Choo, Alexa Cohen, Alexandra Chretien, Corey Holman and Diana Walters.

September 11, 2012
Brown Gymnastics Earns Fifth-Best GPA in the Country
Providence, RI- Brown gymnasts Katie Goddard '12 (Public Policy & American Institutions), Rebecca Freedman '14 (Science & Society), Kasey Haas '13 (Political Science) and Katie Rogers '14 (Business, Entrepreneurship & Organizations) boasted a perfect 4.00 grade point average to lead a group of 10 Bears that received Scholastic All-America honors from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) for the 2011-12 season. As a team, Brown posted its best ranking ever, earning fifth in the nation with a team GPA of 3.6414.