PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 7, 2012) - The William and Mary men's gymnastics team had a very successful final day at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, as a pair of gymnasts won major conference honors. Additionally, five Tribe gymnasts combined to claim six all-league accolades in the individual event finals.
After an outstanding junior season in which he was one of W&M's top all-arounders, junior Futa Ikeda garnered the ECAC Most Improved award. Freshman standout J.J. Jindra was also recognized for an outstanding season and was selected as the ECAC Rookie of the Year.
A trio of Tribe gymnasts earned all-conference distinction on pommel horse, as freshman Peter Ten Eyck (13.65) tied for fourth while sophomore Daniel Potemski (13.6) and freshman Jason Wang (13.6) tied for sixth.
Potemski also earned all-league honors on vault with a third-place finish and a score of 14.55.
Sophomore Landon Funiciello matched his career high on floor (14.5) and placed fourth to garner all-league honors. Potemski also qualified for the event finals and finished ninth with a 13.95.
In addition to his rookie of the year honor, Jindra also earned all-conference distinction on parallel bars with a fifth-place finish (14.0). Ten Eyck and Ikeda also competed in the event finals and tied for ninth with a pair of 13.5's.
Jindra (13.3) and sophomore Sam Patterson (12.6) represented W&M in the high bar finals and placed ninth and 10th, respectively.