UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (April 21, 2013) – William and Mary standout men’s gymnasts Landon Funiciello and Neal Courter finished off an outstanding 2013 season by earning All-America honors on rings and vault, respectively, at the NCAA Championships hosted by Penn State on Sunday afternoon. It marks the first time in school history that multiple Tribe men’s gymnasts have garnered NCAA All-America distinction during the same season.
Funiciello placed second on rings with a school-record 15.675, as Michael Squires of the University of Oklahoma won the title with a 15.775. Funiciello becomes a two-time NCAA All-American, as he placed sixth in the event at the national meet as a freshman in 2011.
Courter joins Funiciello as the only other freshman in school history to earn NCAA All-America honors after placing third on vault with a career-best 15.275. Fred Hartville of the University of Illinois claimed the title with a 15.425, while Alec Robin of the University of Oklahoma placed second with a 15.325.
With Sunday’s outstanding performances, W&M’s list of NCAA All-Americans now includes: Tom Serna (vault, 1982), Sebronzik Wright (vault, 1995), Scott McCall (rings, 1996 – National Champion), Ramon Jackson (parallel bars, 2004 – National Champion, 2005; vault, 2006), Funiciello (rings, 2011 & 2013) and Courter (vault, 2013).