NCGA News (2001-2002)

Last Update: July 17th, 2002
2003 recruits to the NCGA
New coach at UW-Whitewater
All quite at River Falls
2004 NCGA Reunion


New NCGA coach!

Jennifer White, a 1997 graduate of Springfield College and former NCGA all-american gymnast (silver medalist on bars in 1996 and 1997) is now an NCGA coach. Jennifer has taken over the reins at UW-Whitewater after Wendy DeMore's departure. Wendy herself was an NCGA National Champion on bars in 1989 who did a fantastic job with the Warhawks program. This past year they were on the verge of qualifying to Nationals as a team for the first time since 1986. We wish Wendy lots of luck in her new career and welcome Jen back to the NCGA!

NCGA has a NEW Member!

A much anticipated boy was born a girl to Nicole Pannone (Follett), head coach of Rhode Island College. That's right, after near certainty and a HUGE baby shower in which the happy couple receive all 'boys' gifts, Madison Taylor Pannone entered the world on March 22nd much to everyone's surprise. Congratulations to the Pannones on their first child! ...and good luck returning all of those boy's gifts

2nd Newest NCGA Member!

There is a brand new baby in the NCGA - Madelyn Maybury Suddaby was born to Ithaca coaches' Rick and Kim Suddaby on March 4th at 8:16 am. Madelyn is the newest member of an all girl family of Alicia, Lindsey and Mikaela. Seems like Rick is trying to put together his own gymnastics team. Congratulations to the Suddabys!

Looking for all NCGA Alumnae and Coaches

Over the years, the NCGA has lost many programs as Division III schools dissolved their gymnastics teams. Salem State, Bryn Mawr, Tarleton State, West Point and UW-Superior are just a few of the schools that have left their mark in the NCGA record books but no longer have a gymnastics program. We would like to try to reconnect with all of those alumnae and coaches. In fact, we would love to get a hold of anyone that was associated with the NCGA over the years in any way. All of us that have been with the NCGA for a number of years know that this is a very special Association and we believe that everyone holds some great memories about their time with the NCGA. Because of that, we would like to throw a big NCGA birthday party when the NCGA turns 20 in 2004. In order to do that, we need everyone's help in locating all members of the NCGA family. Please help us spread the word, and join our NCGA-Newsletter list by e-mailing our webmaster

NCGA 20th Anniversary Reunion

The NCGA ran it's first National Championships in 1984. It is quite unbelievable that we will be turning 20 years old soon. Rumors are starting to fly and plans are in the works for a possible NCGA 20th Anniversary Reunion sometime in the winter of 2004. We would like to invite as many alumnae and past coaches as possible, so we are asking for help in spreading the word. Dig up your old teammate's addresses and get in touch with them. I'm certain that there will be a lot to talk about and remember. You may not believe how far the NCGA has come along in the last 5 years and we would like to give everyone an opportunity to get involved in this Association that we are so proud of. Let's throw a party and get back in touch with those wonderful friends we made in the NCGA. Keep checking back here for updates, or join our NCGA-Newsletter list by contacting our webmaster