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JJ Ferreira: Men's Gymnastics

JJ Ferreira has been chosen Springfield College's Male Maroon Club Athlete of the Week (Jan. 21) after he had an impressive performance in the Pride's season-opening meet at the West Point Invitational which was hosted by Army.

A native of Naugatuck, Conn., Ferreira led the Pride to a fourth-place finish in the competition. The collegiate portion of the meet was won by Temple, which finished with 339.550 points. Following Temple, it was Navy at 332.250, Army at 330.100, Springfield at 321.400, Arizona State at 313.900, and MIT at 306.500.

The top eight individuals in six different events on Friday advanced to Saturday night’s individual competition. Ferreira, the only Springfield College competitor to advance to Saturday, excelled in the floor exercise. JJ finished seventh with a score of 14.300 and then on Saturday night, finished better by placing fourth, albeit with a score of 14.100.

Springfield returns to action on Saturday, January 26 when it takes on Navy.

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