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Women's Gymnastics Third In National Poll

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 22, 2005 -- The Springfield College women’s gymnastics team, which is coming off a big win over D-II Southern Connecticut, is ranked third nationally in Division III in four categories. The national rankings were release today.

The Pride is third in the team rankings on the vault (45.969), the uneven bars (44.725) and the floor exercise (47.219). SC is also third nationally in team score average (183.231), and ranks fourth on the balance beam (45.669).

Several individuals are among Division III’s leaders. Sophomore Jillian Silverman (Ipswich, Mass.), who is fifth on the vault with a season average of 9.3700, is the Pride’s highest-ranked individual. Sophomore Heather Tuden (Londonderry, N.H.) ranks sixth on the floor exercise (9.600) and 11th in the all-around (36.600). Freshman Kerry McGowan (East Lyme, Conn.) is eighth nationally on balance beam (9.3625), and junior Larissa Tabin (Holyoke, Mass.) is 10th in Division III in the floor exercise (9.5875) and teammate Cara Chadbourne (New Salem, Mass.) is 11th (9.5562).

SC posted a season-high score in its 186.000-183.775 victory over Southern Connecticut Sunday in Blake Arena. The Pride travels to MIT on Saturday for dual meet that begins at 4 p.m.
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