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Gym’Back signee has successful spring

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Gym’Back signee has successful spring

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas gymnastics team is anxiously awaiting the start of the 2008-09 season and the arrival of its newcomers. One of those newcomers, Jamie Pisani, isn’t wasting a minute of her spring in preparation for her first collegiate season. A native of Ringwood, N.J., Pisani is a 5-2 all-arounder who performed her club gymnastics at North Star Gymnastics Club – the same club as former Gym’Backs Dana McQuillin and Samantha Cortez. Pisani posted a pair of state records at the Level 10 New Jersey State meet in April. She tallied a 9.775 on the vault and a 38.50 as an all-arounder winning both titles while setting records. In addition, Pisani finished second on the bars with a 9.45 and won both the balance beam with a 9.625 and the floor with a 9.65 at the meet. Pisani advanced to the Level 10 Regional Championships later that month in Newport News, Va., where she captured two titles. Pisanti won the vault title with a 9.675 and tied for first on floor with a 9.475 en route to at third-place showing as an all-arounder. Her success continued in May at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. Pisanti was second on both the vault and as an all-arounder posting a 9.80 off the table and a 38.175 combined score. Pisani will join the Gym’Backs in the fall with the 2009 schedule set to begin in January. For more information about Arkansas gymnastics, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)