NCGA Hall of Fame: Class of 2018
Established in 2011, the NCGA Division III Gymnastics Hall of Fame was created to pay tribute and give deserved recognition and honor to outstanding former athletes, coaches and administrators who have shown distinctive and exceptional ability while participating within or supporting Division III gymnastics.
Lindsay-Leigh Consolati (Ithaca)
Ithaca College gymnast from 1993-1997, Lindsay-Leigh Consolati was a seven-time first team all American during her career and the all-around national champion in the all-around in 1994. In 1993, Consolati took eighth in the all-around and 10th overall on both vault and beam, before becoming the national champion in the all-around competition as a sophomore in 1994. Her senior season, Consolati would take sixth in the all-around, including a second-place finish on the beam and fourth on floor exercise.
Gina Gutierrez Bardua (Springfield)
A Springfield College gymnast from 1999-2002, Gina Gutierrez Bardua was a two-time All-American for the Pride and a national champion on vault in 2002. Gutierrez also garnered ECAC All-Conference recognition on vault in 1999, before taking fifth overall at nationals in 2000. In addition to her performances, Gutierrez was also a SAAC member and team captain her senior year.
Sulekha Modi Zaug (Cortland)
A Cortland gymnast from 1997-2001, Sulekha Modi Zaug was a four-time All-American for the Red Dragons, and a three-time national champion on the uneven bars. Zaug earned a national championship on the uneven bars in 1997 and 1998, took second in 1999 and picked up her third national title in the event as a senior in 2000. Zaug was also a team captain, named to the NCGA All-Academic team and was a nominee for the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.
Sandra Picioccio Gavas (Ithaca)
An Ithaca College gymnast from 1984-1987, Sandra Picioccio Gavas was an All-American and National Champion on the uneven bars in 1987, and also held Ithaca school records on vault, floor exercise and all-around. In 1985, Picioccio took third on vault and second on floor at the New England regional meet, before taking fourth on vault and third on floor as a junior in 1986. In 1987, Picioccio capped off her career with a national title on the uneven bars, as she was also an NCGA All-American in Academics.
Cindy Chiolo Walsh (Ithaca)
An Ithaca College gymnast from 1984-1987, Cindy Chiolo Walsh was a two-time First-Team All-American and a national champion in the all-around competition and on the balance beam in 1987. In addition to her national titles in 1987, Chiolo also took third on balance beam at ECAC’s in 1984, before winning back-to-back ECAC Championships on the balance beam in 1985 and 1986. As a senior, Chiolo took third in the all-around, second on balance beam and second on floor at the regional championship meet.
Jumaah Johnson Goldberg (Ursinus)
An Ursinus Gymnast from 1999-2002, Jumaah Johnson Goldberg was a national champion on the floor exercise in 2002 and a four-time First-Team All-American for the Bears. In 1999, Johnson took 10th in the all-around competition at nationals, before earning a national championship as a senior in 2002 int he floor exercise. Additionally, Johnson took second in the all-around, fourth on the uneven bars and fifth on the balance beam to pick up her fourth All-America honor of the weekend.
Sonja Ellefson (MIT)
An MIT gymnast from 1998-2001, Sonja Ellefson was an eight-time First-Team All-American during her time with the Engineers and was named the NACGC/W East Regional Gymnast of the Year and the NCGA Outstanding Senior Award Recipient in 2001. Sonja was also the NACGC/W Regional Gymnast of the Year, a CoSIDA Academic All-American and recipient of the NCGA Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.