Barrington native named All-American in gymnastics
Nicole Silva is a member of Springfield College team
Five members of the Springfield College women's gymnastics program, including Barrington native Nicole Silva, competed in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Individual National Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Of the five women's gymnasts, four were named All-Americans in their respective events, as Nicole Silva earned First-Team All-American honors in the floor exercise, Marissa DeAngelo (Brookfield, Conn.) picked up her second All-America honor of the weekend on vault, sophomore Jessica Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) registered the first All-America recognition of her young career on the uneven bars, while in her first year with the program, freshman Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) was named an All-American in the floor exercise.
Beginning the night in the first rotation, Silva started Springfield College off in impressive fashion, as she posted a 9.675 to finish sixth overall in the event, good for First-Team All-America honors. In addition, Nicole also received Academic All America honors for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher while participating in her sport.