For the second time in program history, the gymnastics team won the ECAC Championship

Cornell Gymnastics Wins Second ECAC Championship in Program History

It was a weekend of many victories for the entire team: freshman Lyanda Dudley was named ECAC Rookie of the Year and fellow freshman Kaitlin Green won Specialist of the Year. Aside from the players, the coaches also won top awards with Melanie Dilliplane earning Assistant Coach of the Year and Paul Beckwith garnering his second Coach of the Year award.

Following a victory over West Chester this past weekend, the Red will battle ECAC opponents in the conference championship

Gymnastics Prepares for ECAC Championship

Looking to set the pace for the ECAC Championship this weekend, the Cornell gymnastics team traveled Pennsylvania to compete against West Chester University. The Red was able to pull out a very close win, 192.350 to 192.000. Up next is the conference championship

Senior Alicia Bair finished in second place at vault as Cornell lost to Bridgeport

Gymnastics Breaks Record but Falls to Bridgeport

The gymnastics team scored over 192 points for the third straight meet to open the season, breaking a school record in the process. Still, the effort was not enough to earn a victory this past Sunday against Bridgeport. The Red fell by a score of 194.175 to 192.225 against the Knights. Cornell broke another record in the defeat, scoring a 48.775 on beam to surpass the previous record of 48.700 in 2004. Cornell placed the top three performers in the event.

Gymnastics Squad Wins Team Title

The gymnastics team concluded its season in the best way possible with a win at the USAG Collegiate National Championships in New Haven, Conn. The Red posted a score of 191.675, dead even with Bridgeport to share the title. Throughout the meet the Red knew that it had a shot, but was not sure of the final results until the announcement was made.
“It was crazy,” said rising junior Maddie Pearsall. “Basically throughout the meet we were keeping track of [Texas Women’s] because they won last year so we figured that they were our main concern. We knew that their last event didn’t go very well, and then when they made the announcements they came in fourth. When they finally announced that we had tied Bridgeport for the win, everybody went nuts.”

Behind the Gymnastics National Title: It is Written, Jai Ho

It all started April 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m., when the gymnastics team boarded a Swarthout bus outside Teagle hall. But it was not the standard bright red Swarthout that we are used to for long road trips; this one happened to be blue with state-of-the-art flat screen TVs for our viewing pleasure. Could it be a sign? Maybe. The girls promptly named the bus “Baby Beluga” and we all boarded.
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Gymnastics Wins Nationals

The gymnastics team concluded its season in the best way possible over the weekend with a win at the USAG Collegiate National Championships in New Haven, Conn. The Red posted a score of 191.675, dead even with Bridgeport to share the title. Throughout the meet the Red knew that it had a shot, but was not sure of the final results until the announcement was made.
“It was crazy,” said sophomore Maddie Pearsall. “Basically throughout the meet we were keeping track of [the] Texas [women] because they won last year so we figured that they were our main concern. We knew that their last event didn’t go very well, and then when they made the announcements they came in fourth. When they finally announced that we had tied Bridgeport for the win, everybody went nuts.”

Gymnastics Finishes ECAC Championships in Second

The gymnastics team tied its highest-ever finish at the ECAC Championships this weekend, posting a stellar 193.050 to finish a mere .275 points behind winner Towson. The Red did not have to count a single fall throughout the entire meet, something that it has been striving for throughout the season. Despite the frustration of not being able to edge Towson, the Red was very excited about its performance. [img_assist|nid=36176|title=Now that’s good form|desc=Freshman Melanie Standridge scored a 9.800 on beam, earning a third-place finish.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]

Gymnastics Topples Rutgers

The gymnastics team continued its record-setting season over the weekend by traveling to Piscataway, N.J., and defeating Rutgers for the first time ever in the Livingston Recreation Center. The Red gutted out a slim 190.350-190.075 victory to improve its overall record to 13-5 and secure third place in the ECAC.
The Red was able to maintain composure and come away with the win, despite being shaken up halfway through the meet when freshman Kaitlin Hardy was taken away on a stretcher after injuring herself while warming up. There was obvious concern amongst the team for Hardy, but the Red was able to regain its focus and finish the meet strong.