May 1, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario - Future Spartan gymnast Nicola Deans participated in the 2012 WAG Provincials in Ottawa, Ontario last weekend (April 28-29), placing first in three events and earning silver in the all-around category.
The Mississauga, Ontario native started the competition on the vault and posted a 14.050 score to win the event. Deans also took home gold on the balance beam and floor exercise with scores of 14.150 and 14.100, respectively. A member of Team Futures gymnastics, Dean earned a 51.900 all-around mark, which was the second-best overall score.
Kate Filosi, who will also be wearing Green and White in the fall, took sixth place at the Region Six Regional Championships. A resident of Killingworth, Conn., Filosi will join fellow incoming Spartan Lisa Burt at the Junior Olympic National Championships May 13th-14th in Hampton, Va.
Deans, Filosi and Burt each signed National Letters of Intent to Michigan State last November and will attend MSU next fall to compete in the 2012-13 season.