Penn Gymnastics

Penn gymnastics team

The Penn Gymnastics team began its 2012 season with a third place finish at the Lindsey Ferris Invitational in Washington, D.C., finishing first out of all Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) teams.

Sixth-year Coach John Ceralde manages a roster that includes captains Kirsten Strausbaugh and Kristen Hughes, and 2011 ECAC Athlete of the Year Dana Bonincontri, who qualified for the NCAA Regionals last year and came within 0.15 points of the National Championships.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we score a perfect 10 with the Penn Gymnastics team.


Seating capacity of Hutchinson Gymnasium, the Penn Gymnastics team’s home turf.


Number of Ivy Classic Championships won by the gymnastics team: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2011.


Points the gymnastics team scored in its home opener against Rutgers, the highest a Penn squad has scored since March 1, 2008.


Number of victories the team earned in 2010-2011, the most in the history of the program.


The Penn record for the Uneven Bars, held by Anna Wilson, who set the record at the ECACs on March 24, 2001. She also holds the school record on the Floor Exercise, scoring a 9.975.


Number of 2011 letter winners who returned in 2012.


Number of member schools in the ECAC, the largest conference in the United States containing NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, ranging from Maine to North Carolina.


The winning percentage for the gymnastics team in 1981, the highest in the program’s history. The squad finished 10-1.

Originally published on February 16, 2012