WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 30, 2013)—William and Mary junior Landon Funiciello and freshman Neal Courter each won a pair of events to highlight a number of impressive performances by Tribe gymnasts in the individual event finals at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship at Kaplan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
In addition to the four titles, five W&M gymnasts combined to earn 11 All-America honors. Additionally, head coach Cliff Gauthier was honored as the Varsity Division Co-Coach of the Year.
Funiciello won the rings title with a 15.35, while he claimed top honors on parallel bars with a 14.75. The Baldwinsville, N.Y., native also earned All-America distinction on floor by placing sixth with a 13.4.
Courter garnered the top mark on floor (14.95) and vault (15.2), as his impressive vault score represents his career high in the event. The Baton Rouge, La., native also earned All-America honors on high bar, as he placed third with a 13.95.
Junior Daniel Potemski was outstanding in multiple events as well and earned All-America honors on rings, vault and parallel bars. The Round Rock, Texas native placed third on vault (14.6), tied for third on parallel bars (13.8) and sixth on rings (14.0).
Freshman Keaton Ackerman and sophomore Jason Wang both garnered All-America distinction on pommel horse by placing second and fourth, respectively. Ackerman posted a 14.35, while Wang totaled a 13.95.
The Tribe will return to action next weekend when it competes at the ECAC Championship hosted by Springfield.