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Newsday's All-Long Island gymnastics team 2015

Meet the athletes who made it onto Newsday's All-Long Island gymnastics team for the 2014-15 winter season.

CYDNEY CRASA Long Island Gymnast of the Year
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CYDNEY CRASA

Long Island Gymnast of the Year

Ward Melville, Junior

Cydney Crasa added two more individual gold medals to her already crowded trophy case with wins in the vault (9.825) and balance beam (9.575) at the state tournament. Crasa, who has secured a full scholarship to George Washington University, earned a third gold medal for being a part of Suffolk’s first-place team finish. The Ward Melville junior won the all-around with a 38.275 at the individual state qualifer meet in November.

KATIE BOWE Ward Melville, 8th grade Katie Bowe’s
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KATIE BOWE

Ward Melville, 8th grade

Katie Bowe’s 9.45 on the bars was good for her first gold medal at the state tournament. She also placed fourth on the beam (9.45), and was third in the all-around at the state qualifier.

JESSICA LOPEZ Plainview, Freshman Jessica Lopez was the
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JESSICA LOPEZ

Plainview, Freshman

Jessica Lopez was the only Nassau gymnast to earn scores above 9.0 in all four events at the state qualifier -- vault (9.225), bars (9.300), beam (9.600) and floor (9.350) – en route to winning the all-around.

GILLIAN MURPHY Massapequa, Freshman Gillian Murphy’s overall score
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GILLIAN MURPHY

Massapequa, Freshman

Gillian Murphy’s overall score of 35.125 landed her in second place at the state qualifier meet. She also tied for 8th in the vault at the state tournament with her score of 9.35.

NIKIANNE OTTO Connetquot, Sophomore A fourth-place finisher in
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NIKIANNE OTTO

Connetquot, Sophomore

A fourth-place finisher in the all-around at the state qualifier with a 36.65, Nikianne Otto cemented her place in Connetquot lore by shattering school records in the floor (9.7), beam (9.8) and vault (9.35) over the course of the season.

CARYL CRASA Ward Melville Coach of the Year
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CARYL CRASA

Ward Melville

Coach of the Year

SECOND TEAM Ashley Bellino, Plainview, Freshman (pictured) Grace
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SECOND TEAM

Ashley Bellino, Plainview, Freshman (pictured)

Grace Conway, Wantagh, 7th grade

Lauren Gomes, Commack, Junior

Skye Harper, Bay Shore, 7th grade

Stephanie Jennings, Sewanhaka, Senior

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