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Mids Earn Pair of ECAC Weekly Honors

Jan. 30, 2018

DANBURY, Conn. - The Navy gymnastics team was recognized twice on Tuesday as the duo of Andy Jones (Sr., Reading, Mass.) and Ryan McVay (Fr., Roseville, Calif.) garnered weekly awards from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Following strong efforts for the Mids at home on Saturday, Jan. 27, Jones was named the ECAC Specialist of the Week, while McVay earned the nod as ECAC Rookie of the Week.

Jones started Navy’s tri-meet versus William & Mary and Temple with a first place result on the floor exercise at 14.15. Three rotations later, the senior was back in action competing on the vault. He recorded a score of 14.25 that tied him for second place, just 0.1 points away from the top spot.

McVay, a freshman took part in his first all-around competition as a collegiate and came away with a first place point total of 77.8. He placed in the top-10 in five of the six events including a second place on rings (13.45), second place on the horizontal bar (13.45), fifth on pommel horse 12.35, eighth in the floor exercise (13.25) and tenth on vault (13.5). McVay also posted a score of 11.8 on the parallel bars.

This is his third career ECAC laurel for Jones (Rookie: March 8, 2016, March 15, 2016) and first for McVay. As a team this is the third award bestowed upon a Navy gymnast over the first three weeks of the young 2018 season.

The Midshipmen will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 3 with home competition versus their service academy rival, Army. The 2018 Star will be on the line between Army and Navy starting at 2 p.m. in Macdonough Hall.



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