Finst Named ECAC Gymnastics Athlete of the Week; Smith Named Rookie of the Week

Feb. 12, 2003

Brown junior Jayne Finst (Delray Beach, Florida) and freshman Amber Smith (Fort Myers, FL) each helped to lead Brown to a school record performance in a meet at Yale last weekend, earning ECAC Gymnastics Player and Rookie of the Week honors respectively. Brown shattered the pervious school record of 190.600 with a 192.00 in a tri-meet with Yale and URI.

Finst, who was recognized for the second time this season, led the way for the Bears. She won the all-around with a school record 39.175, breaking her previous Brown record of 38.825, which she accomplished last year. In addition, she won the vault with a 9.625 and the floor with a season-high 9.875 in helping the Bears. The school and Ivy record holder on the beam, Finst notched a season-high 9.850 on the beam, good for second place, and a career-high 9.825 on the bars, finishing in third.

Smith, who took fourth in the all-around with a career-high 38.550, also took sixth on the bars with a career-high 9.800, en route to her first ECAC recognition of the season. Smith took ninth on the vault with a 9.375, earning a ninth-place finish, with a career-high 9.625 on the beam, good for 10th, and a career-high 9.750 on the floor, good for ninth.

The Brown gymnastics team has a 7-6 overall record and will travel to URI on Wednesday, February 19th, for a 7:00 p.m. meet. In the meet with Yale, the Rams finished just .875 ahead of Brown.