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Gymnastics inks two

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Gymnastics inks two

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 10th-ranked University of Arkansas gymnastics team announced the signing of a pair of prep gymnasts for the 2010 roster today. Co-head coaches Mark and René Cook welcome Kelci Lewis and Amy Borsellino for next season. “Kelci and Amy are outstanding additions to our program,” said René Cook. “Amy is a former international elite and Junior Olympic National gymnast. She’ll help us on all four events and will have an impact from day one. “Kelci has been coming to camp here since we started having one,” René Cook continued. “She’s one of the most powerful gymnasts we’ve ever coached.” “These are two great gymnasts and great kids,” added Mark Cook. “They will add to our program in the gym and as individuals. We are really looking forward to coaching them through their collegiate careers.” Lewis joins the Razorbacks from Collinsville, Okla., where she attended Collinsville High and competed for ConocoPhillips Gymnastics. A three-year level 10 gymnast, Lewis posted career-bests of 9.95 on vault, 9.7 on bars and beam, 9.8 on floor and 38.4 as an all-arounder. Lewis won both her freshman and sophomore state titles and was the regional champion as a sophomore. She skipped her junior year of high school and is currently in the midst of her senior season. In addition to gymnastics, Lewis is a member of the NHS Band, Color Guard and Winter Guard. Kelci Lynn Lewis is the youngest of two children to Ron and Gina Lewis of Collinsville, Okla. Lewis was born in Fort Smith, Ark., and her older brother, Saxon, attends UNLV on a music scholarship. Borsellino hails from Boonton, N.J., and competed for North Stars Gymnastics, the same club as former Razorback Dana McQuillin, current Director of Gymnastics Operations Samantha Cortez and current team member freshman Jaime Pisani. Borsellino led North Stars to the 2008 USA Gymnastics New Jersey title setting the team score state record with a 190.675. Borsellino finished with a record 38.55 as an all-arounder at that meet. She scored a 9.55 on vault and bars, a 9.725 on beam and floor at that meet. A former international elite gymnast, Borsellino won the all-around title at the Parkette Invitational Open Division posting a 38.05. She added a third-place finish as an all-arounder at the Region 7 Regionals finishing fourth on vault, fifth on bars and beam and second on the floor exercise. Recently, Borsellino qualified to the JO National Team where she was second in the all-around in her division. She placed fifth on vault, third on bars and beam and was ninth on floor. She’s also representing Region 7 on the all-star team traveling to Puerto Rico. Borsellino is the oldest of two children to Diane and Phil Borsellino of Boonton, N.J. She has a younger brother, Mark. The Razorback gymnastics team kicks off the 2009 season Jan. 9, with the home opener against Ohio State in Barnhill Arena. For more information about Arkansas gymnastics, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)