Cramer makes history with All-America Honor at NCAA National Collegiate Championships

Columbus, Ohio – April 20, 2024 – A trio of Springfield College men’s gymnasts competed on the national stage at the NCAA National Collegiate Championships at Ohio State University on Saturday.

The evening was marked by a historic performance by Peyton Cramer (Grapevine, TX), who earned NCAA All-America honors after a fifth-place finish on pommel horse. For Cramer, it was the first time a Springfield College student-athlete earned national honors since Ryan Ponce placed third in rings at the University of Michigan in 2014. Tonight, the freshman posted a score of 14.400 on the event to join an elite group of Springfield gymnasts to star at the NCAA Division I Championships, just as they did before 2014, The last time a Springfield College men’s gymnast reached the individual finals of the NCAA Division I championship was in 1984, when Jeff Coehlo placed second on the rings and finished as national runner-up. Tonight’s performance caps off an incredible first year on Alden Street for Cramer, as he was previously named ECAC Rookie of the Year and ECAC Specialist of the Year. The nation’s top eight included student-athletes from Air Force, Stanford, Illinois, Nebraska, California and Ohio State.

Entering the night, it marked the first time in Division III program history that three Springfield College student-athletes advanced to Saturday’s session of the NCAA National Collegiate Championships. Joining Cramer in the competition was Owen Carney (Sterlin, Mass.) And Evan Reichert (Oswego, Ill.). Competing in the vault finals for the second straight season, Carney scored a 13.166, while Reichert scored a 13.233 on the floor exercise in his first trip to the national stage.

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