Centerville, Mass.-University of Bridgeport freshman Caitlin Perry (N. Kingston, R.I.) was been selected as this week's recipient of this week's ECAC Division II Women's Gymnastics Coaches Choice Award for her performance at last weekend's Yale Invitational.
Perry helped the University of Bridgeport capture first place in the four-team Yale Bulldog Invitational, which also included Springfield and Rhode Island College. After missing four days of practice due to illness, she returned to the gym on Friday and did a solid job competing in Saturday's meet as she grabbed seventh place among the 23 athletes in the floor exercise (9.575) and was 18th on the vault (8.9). Her scores helped the Purple Knights record a team total of 193.075, the second-highest mark in 2012. Bridgeport head coach Byron Knox stated, "Caitlin's dedication to gymnastics and to her teammates is truly something to be admired as she battled through her illness last week."
Caitlin and her teammates are back in action this Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas when they take on Brown and Stanford in the 2012 Metroplex Invitational.