MIRANDA MURPHY EARNS ALL-REGION HONORS; KAELA SKERL TABBED CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AS WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS FINISHES SIXTH AT NCGA EAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

Miranda Murphy
Miranda Murphy

Providence, R.I.--Rhode Island College junior Miranda Murphy (Lansdale, PA)earned All-Region honors with a fifth place finish (37.000) in the all-around to lead Anchorwomen to a sixth place finish at the 2018 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) East Region Championship held at the Murray Center on Saturday.  

 

THE BASICS

RIC finished in sixth place (six teams) with a season-high score of 182.400, while Ithaca captured the team championship with a 191.475.

 

TEAM SCORES

Ithaca                          191.475

Cortland                      190.300

Brockport                     190.225

Springfield                   189.525

Ursinus                        188.400

Rhode Island College  182.400

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• RIC freshman Kaela Skerl (Albuquerque, NM) was named the NCGA East Region Co-Rookie of the Year. It marks the third straight season that the Anchorwomen have had an NCGA East Region Rookie of the Year. Skerl finished seventh in the all-around (35.775), 31st on vault (9.275), 33rd on bars (8.550), 27th on beam (9.000 and 35th on floor (8.950).

• Murphy placed 32nd on vault (9.250), 23rd on bars (9.100), 24th on beam (9.300) and 30th on floor (9.350).

• Senior Erin Shea (Braintree, MA) was the top finisher for the Anchorwomen on vault with a 23rd place finish (9.500). She also registered a 24th place finish on floor (9.450).

• Senior Alexandria Otis (Windham, NH) notched a 15th place finish on beam (9.500) for the Anchorwomen.

• Sophomore Grace Davis (Royersford, PA) recorded a 14th place finish on beam (9.525) and also registered a 30th place finish on floor (9.350).

• Freshman Taylor Churchill (Lisbon, CT) posted a 24th place finish (9.050) on bars, while sophomore Chandler Lynn (Grosse Pointe Woods, MI) placed 28th on bars (8.775).