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Women's Gymnastics Team (1989-1990)

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Women's Gymnastics Team (1989-1990)
This photograph shows the 1989-1990 Springfield College's Women's Gymnastics Team. The front row, from left to right, shows Jennifer Drivas, Patti Izzi (captain), and Mara Zimmerman. The second row shows Maria Traggio. The third row shows Denise Story, Allyson Travis, Marlo Yorns, Jennifer Interland, Maureen Duffey, and Janice Sala. The fourth row shows Stacie Jordan, Tina Ryan, Michelle Donahue, Dawn Keller, Tara Brady, Dawn Gales, Meg Geddes, and Patty Holahan. The top row shows the women's gymnastics coaches, including head coach Cheryl Raymond. Their record for the 1989-1990 season was 5 wins and 9 losses and the team placed third in ECAC's and regionals. There is another picture of the team without the head coaches, see here:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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Springfield College Gymnastics Team Papers d
Springfield College
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Women
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Women
Springfield College--Faculty
Raymond, Cheryl A.
Drivas, Jennifer C.
Izzi, Patricia A.
Zimmerman, Mara
Traggio, Maria L.
Story, Denise L.
Travis, Allyson A.
Yorns, Marlo
Duffey, Maureen
Sala, Janice L.
Jordan, Stacie
Ryan, Tina-Lyn
Donahue, Michelle T.
Keller, Dawn L.
Gales, Dawn M.
Geddes, Margaret E.
Holahan, Patricia R.
Group portraits
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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The history of Gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back till nearly the founding of Springfield College in 1885, when Dr. James Naismith, the creator of Basketball, was an early SC Gymnast. Beginning in 1904, the SC Gymnastics team would travel to cities to perform their Gymnastics routines. At the end of their travels, they would perform a “Home Show” at Springfield College, a show they continue to perform to this day. It was during the reign of head coach Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern Gymnastics, that the Gymnastics exhibition team really gained a claim to fame. Under the leadership of Professor Leslie J. Judd, the purpose of the Springfield College Exhibition team was to promote and maintain an interest in gymnastics, dance, and the artistic phases of physical education in schools, colleges, YMCAs, and recreational centers. The Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities.