April 26, 2012

Erin Trotman And Christina Lasto Earn All-American Honors At NCATA End Of Year Banquet

NCATA All-American Release - 4/25/12
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WACO, Texas – Graduate student Erin Trotman (Bristol, Conn.) and junior Christina Lasto (Oxford, Conn.) were each named to the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-American Team, as announced at the end of year banquet on Wednesday, April 25.

After entering the 2012 season as the nation's leader in the toss event in 2011 (with a high score of 9.95), Lasto came out even stronger this season. Lasto's season highlights came during the past two weeks, as she posted a perfect 10-out-of-10 in the first heat of the pyramid event in back-to-back meets on Saturday, March 17 and again on Monday, April 2.

Trotman once again anchored the team in the tumbling events this season, as she twice posted perfect individual scores in the open heat (Friday, March 9 and Monday, April 2). In addition to her perfect 9.5-out-of-9.5 open heat score in Monday, April 2 against Azusa Pacific, Trotman also helped to turn in the highest score in the duo heat of the tumbling event (9.80-out-of-9.90) with fellow teammate sophomore Danielle Burns (Budd Lake, N.J.).

Lasto, Trotman and the Bobcats look to have a strong outing in today's Quarterfinals matchup against No. 5 Azusa Pacific in the NCATA National Championships at 4:30 p.m. (CT) at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

All-America Team 

Maryland
Brittany Buckhard
Danielle Jenkins
Lauren Shannon 

Oregon
Natasha Katzaroff
Kelsey Rowell
Chelsea White 

Fairmont State
Danielle DiCarlo
Kayla Green 

Quinnipiac
Christina Lasto
Erin Trotman 

Azusa Pacific
Iliana Ibrahim

Baylor
Hailey Cowan 

Coach of the Year
Kristi Kiefer, Fairmont State 

Newcomer of the Year
Tara Lubert, Oregon 

Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award
Lindsey Kaufmann, Maryland

Contact: Ross Bennett, rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu