Gym'Back signee has successful spring
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas gymnastics team is anxiously awaiting the start of the 2008-09 season and the arrival of its newcomers. One of those newcomers, Jamie Pisani, isn’t wasting a minute of her spring in preparation for her first collegiate season. A native of Ringwood, N.J., Pisani is a 5-2 all-arounder who performed her club gymnastics at North Star Gymnastics Club – the same club as former Gym’Backs Dana McQuillin and Samantha Cortez. Pisani posted a pair of state records at the Level 10 New Jersey State meet in April. She tallied a 9.775 on the vault and a 38.50 as an all-arounder winning both titles while setting records. In addition, Pisani finished second on the bars with a 9.45 and won both the balance beam with a 9.625 and the floor with a 9.65 at the meet. Pisani advanced to the Level 10 Regional Championships later that month in Newport News, Va., where she captured two titles. Pisanti won the vault title with a 9.675 and tied for first on floor with a 9.475 en route to at third-place showing as an all-arounder. Her success continued in May at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. Pisanti was second on both the vault and as an all-arounder posting a 9.80 off the table and a 38.175 combined score. Pisani will join the Gym’Backs in the fall with the 2009 schedule set to begin in January. For more information about Arkansas gymnastics, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.