Springfield, Mass. - April12, 2017 - Five members of the Springfield College women's gymnastics program were recognized for their hard work in both the gym and in the classroom, as they each received the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) All-America in Academics Award at the 2017 National Championships.
For their efforts, the five student-athletes include seniors Jenna Croteau (Saunderstown, R.I.), Marissa DeAngelo (Brookfield, Conn.), Corri Greis (Spotswood, N.J.), Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.) and Olivia Morrell (New Britain, Conn.).
In total, 43 student-athletes from 13 institutions were selected to receive the 2017 NCGA All-America in Academics Award. The All-American in Academics Award is presented to each gymnast who maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA) and who name appears on the team's NCGA squad list for the current year. Each nominee must qualify as a senior student academically and be in her last year of athletic eligibility.
It was an impressive season for the Pride, as it qualified for the NCGA Championships as a team for the first time since the 2010 season, and traveled to Wisconsin to represent Springfield College on the national stage for the first time since 1999. After a successful weekend, four student-athletes came home with All-America honors, including DeAngelo and Silva.