Men’s Gymnastics Ranks Among The Nations Elite In The Classroom
, Aug. 7, 2003 – The Springfield College men’s gymnastics team ranked sixth among Division I, II, and III institutions in the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) Academic All-America program.
SC, which recorded a 3.12 team grade-point average (g.p.a.) for the 2002-03 academic year, placed sixth nationally for the third year in a row. In 2000-01, the Pride finished tied for sixth with the University of Oklahoma with a 3.11 g.p.a. The following year SC recorded a 3.18 g.p.a.
The NACGC Academic All-America program honors institutions that offer men’s gymnastics at the Division I, II, and III levels. Individual Academic All-American honors were given to 48 student-athletes.
Six SC gymnasts earned individual honors by achieving a 3.5 g.p.a-or-higher and registering a minimum NCAA gymnastics score of 8.0 during the 2002-03 academic year. Leading the Pride was junior Mike Smith (Salt Lake City, Utah)
, whose 3.82 g.p.a. earned him a Verizon Academic District One College Division Men's At-Large Second Team selection earlier this year. The other five student-athletes recognized were sophomore Rob Sander (Colombia, Mont.)
, 3.77 g.p.a.; freshman Andrew Malaby (West Warwick, R.I.)
, 3.75 g.p.a.; junior Josh Chasse (Lewiston, Maine)
, 3.65 g.p.a.; senior Mathieu Perry (Agawam, Mass.)
, 3.57 g.p.a.; and senior Todd Brasington (Monticello, N.Y.)
, 3.52 g.p.a.
Head Coach Steve Posner
Entering his 32nd season as head men's gymnastics coach, Dr. Steve Posner is recognized as one of the most outstanding gymnastics coaches in the East. Posner led the Pride to another successful season in 2012 and was named the EIGL Coach of the Year. Read more
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