Gymnastics Seeks ECAC Title at William & Mary Saturday

Gymnastics Seeks ECAC Title at William & Mary Saturday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University gymnastics will look to claim its second ECAC title in the past three years when the Bears compete at the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship at Kaplan Arena on the campus of William & Mary on Saturday at noon. 

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BROWN'S ROTATION SCHEDULE
Rotation 1 – Floor
Rotation 2 – Vault
Rotation 3 – Bye
Rotation 4 – Bars
Rotation 5 – Beam
Rotation 6 – Bye 

THE PREVIOUS OUTING
Juniors Jorden Mitchell and Caroline Morant tied for first in the all-around, and Brown University gymnastics won its fifth meet of the year, scoring a 193.950, in its home and regular season finale in a quad meet at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday night.

The Bears won the meet with their 193.950, defeating Southern Connecticut State University (191.000), Temple University (190.950), and the club team from the University of Rhode Island (170.825).

Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Morant (Chicago, Ill.) each scored a 39.050 in the all-around, marking a personal-best score for Mitchell. Mitchell won her sixth all-around title on the year while Morant claimed her third all-around crown. 

LAST YEAR'S ECAC CHAMPIONSHIP
Caroline Morant '17 won the vault title, and Diana Walters '16 earned the bars title as Brown University gymnastics scored a season-high 194.150 to finish in second place at the 2015 ECAC Championship at Yale University's John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015.

Morant (Chicago, Ill.) earned the vault title with a 9.850 while Walters garnered the bars title with a 9.825. The Bears came within .075 points of a program record for team score while registering a season-high 48.725 on vault, a 49.025 on floor, a 48.600 on bars, and a 47.800 on beam.

William & Mary won the meet with a 194.375 while Brown finished ahead of third-place Yale (193.575), fourth-place Penn (192.800), fifth-place Temple (192.075), and sixth-place Cornell (191.225). 

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Brown holds the top Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) in the ECAC with a 193.320. Cornell, William & Mary, Yale, Penn, and Temple follow in order.

ECAC Rankings by Regional Qualifying Score
No. Team RQS Avg. High Reg. Nat'l
1. Brown 193.320 192.545 194.075 7th NE 52nd
2. Cornell 192.670 192.225 194.025 8th NE 57th
3. William & Mary 192.475 191.333 194.075 9th SE 58th
4. Yale 191.890 191.318 193.700 9th NE 62nd
5. Penn 191.470 191.172 192.400 11th NE 65th
6. Temple 191.390 190.650 192.325 12th NE 66th

ECAC RANKINGS
As a team Brown ranks first in the ECAC, seventh in the North East Region, and 52nd nationally with an RQS of 193.320. 

On an individual level, junior Caroline Morant (Chicago, Ill.) ranks second in the ECAC all-around rankings with an RQS of 38.705, and classmate Jorden Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind.) stands in fourth with a 38.615.

Senior Corey Holman (Westford, Mass.) leads the Bears in the vault rankings with an RQS of 9.730, and Morant sits in a tie for fifth with a 9.710. In the bars rankings, senior Diana Walters (Austin, Texas) paces all gymnasts in the conference with an RQS of 9.805, and classmate Alexandra Chretien (Commerce Township, Mich.) follows her with a 9.770 for third.

Sophomore Regan Butchness (Barrington, Ill.) ranks in a tied for second in the beam rankings with an RQS of 9.720, and Mitchell checks in at fifth with a 9.700. On floor, Morant leads the league with an RQS of 9.800, and Mitchell stands fifth with a 9.775.

WEEKLY HONORS
The Bears have collected five weekly awards on the season with junior Caroline Morant (Chicago, Ill.) earning ECAC Gymnast of the Week twice, senior Corey Holman (Westford, Mass.) garnering ECAC Specialist of the Week twice, and senior Diana Walters (Austin, Texas) taking Coaches' Choice honors on Feb. 16. 

EVENT TITLES
Collectively, the Bears have gained 26 event titles on the year with junior Jorden Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind.) leading the way with six all-around crowns.

2016 Brown Event Titles
Gymnast V UB BB FX AA
Regan Butchness - - 2 - -
Alexandra Chretien - 2 - - -
Corey Holman 2 - - - -
Jorden Mitchell - - 1 3 6
Caroline Morant - 1 1 - 3
Diana Walters - 3 - - -
Brooke Williams - - - 2 -

IVY CLASSIC CO-CHAMPIONS
Junior Jorden Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind.) won the all-around for the second straight year, and Brown University gymnastics claimed a share of the team title at the 2016 Ivy Classic at Cornell University's Bartels Hall on Sunday, Feb. 28.

In the first-ever tie for the team title, Brown and Cornell each scored a 193.325. Yale came in third with a 191.650, and Penn finished fourth with a 191.050. The Bears have now captured the title in three of the last four years after taking first place in 2013 and 2014. 

COMING SOON
After the ECAC Championship, Brown will look to send representatives to the NCAA Regional Championships on Apr. 2 before aiming to qualify as a team to the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships from Apr. 8-10.