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Cornell Gymnastics: The Seniors

By David F. Pendrys

The Cornell Big Red Women’s Gymnastics team had three seniors in 2017, Alexandria Bourgeois, Krystin Chiellini, and Elana Molotsky. 2017 saw the Big Red picking up an Ivy Classic victory in part due to their efforts. What follows is just some brief notes and some video highlights of their routines. (Most are from the Cornell Athletics channel unless specified. Information is from Cornell Athletics.)

Alexandria Bourgeois

She posted a career high of 9.850 on Floor in the 16-17 season, which also is the sixth-highest score in school history. She was named ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year along with teammate Kelsy Kurfirst and a is on the ECAC All-Academic team. She has scored at least a 9.775 on Vault during her career.

Bourgeois opens her floor routine with a potent twist into her saltos.



Krystin Chiellini

She had a 9.775 on Floor at USAG Collegiate Nationals and had a season high of 9.775 on Beam this season as well. It is possible these are career highs but that is not confirmed. She is also on the ECAC All-Academic team.

Chiellini’s beam mount is artistic, and she follows it quickly with a pirouette and leap sequence.



Elana Molotsky

She scored a 9.850 on floor at USAG Collegiate Nationals which is the sixth-highest score in school history and presumably her career high. She also had a season best 9.8 on bars which may or may not be a career high. She is also on the ECAC All-Academic team.

Molotsky’s floor routine includes an extensive dance sequence beyond even what one might usually see in a vibrant routine.


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