Springfield, Mass. – February 2, 2018 – The National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) is excited to highlight the first of seven former student-athletes to be inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame in 2018, Lindsay-Leigh Bartyzel Consolati, 1996 graduate of Ithaca College.
Bartyzel Consolati ’96, along with other former Ithaca gymnasts Sandra Picciocio Givas ’87 and Cynthia Chiolo Walsh ’87 make up nearly half of the seven total inductees in this year’s class. Joining the trio of Bombers in this year’s class are Jumaah Johnson Goldberg (Ursinus), Sonja Ellefson (MIT), Sulekha Modi Zaug (SUNY Cortland), and Gina Gutierrez (Springfield).
The NCGA Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to pay tribute and give deserved recognition and honor to outstanding former athletes and/or coaches and administrators who have shown distinctive and/or exceptional ability while participating within or supporting Division III gymnastics. Since its inception, the NCGA has provided opportunities for over 2,700 gymnasts from the United States and internationally.
Bartyzel Consolati ’96, a 2006 inductee into Ithaca College’s Athletics Hall of Fame, amassed six All-America honors during her time on South Hill. The highlight of her career came as a sophomore in 1994 when she was National Champion in the All-Around at the NCGA Championships, becoming just the third IC gymnast at the time to claim a National Champion in the All-Around. During her career she also amassed All-America honors on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise. She also amassed five individual ECAC titles, claiming back-to-back championships in the All-Around and Vault in 1994 and 1995, as well as a Floor Exercise title during the 1995 meet. Her five ECAC titles are still a program record, while she was the first IC gymnast to record six NCGA All-America finishes. She was named the winner of Ithaca’s prestigious Iris Carnell Award as the senior class’ Female Athlete of the Year in 1996.