Springfield, Mass. - July 26, 2017 - The Springfield College women's gymnastics program was recognized for its dedication to academics as well as athletics, as the Pride garnered the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Team Academic Award following the 2017 season. Additionally, 14 student-athletes were recognized individually for having grade-point averages over 3.50.
The NACGC/W is a coaches organization that serves to provide the best possible experience for student-athletes who compete at the collegiate level in the sport of Women's Gymnastics.
Springfield College recorded a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6179, which was the second highest GPA among institutions competing at the Division III level. The Pride was also No. 12 across all divisions, and posted a better team grade-point average than schools such as Alabama, Stanford and Arizona State.
Individually, 14 student-athletes representing nine different majors at Springfield College were recognized for their impressive efforts in the classroom, notching a GPA over 3.50. This list includes graduates Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.), Corri Greis (Spotswood, N.J.), Jenna Croteau (Saunderstown, R.I.), rising seniors Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.), Briana Kerr (Bolton, Conn.), Ashley Parchinski (Chester, N.Y.), rising junior Jessica Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) and rising sophomores Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.), Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.), Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.), Brooke Hensen (Fredricksburg, Md.), Victoria Gendreau (Warren, R.I.), Gianna DiPasquale (East Setauket, N.Y.), and Taylor Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.).
The Pride's 14 honorees tied the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and Hamline for the most individuals recognized in Division III.