Thursday, April 9, 2009

Can't say enough about Cannie...

My intention was to hold off until tomorrow (Friday) morning before returning to this blog. I'd be remiss, however, if I shut down my computer tonight without a few words of praise for TWU freshman sensation Rashonda Cannie. The Harker Heights, Texas product was on her game this evening as she recorded an all-around score of 38.725 (her second-highest of the year) to tie for first in the all-around competition with Temples' Katie Canning and Yale's Alina Liao.

The all-around title is the first for a TWU gymnast since 2003 when Luci Romberg (yes, the Incredible Egg girl) won the same championship.

Rashonda is such a marvelous talent, and it was exciting to see her put it all together tonight. You know what made it even more special - her father Andre (a soldier in the U.S. Army; I apologize but I do not know his rank) was in the stands to cheer her on. It was the first time this season that Andre has gotten to see his little girl compete. Hollywood couldn't have scripted it any better.

Sleep well Pioneer Nation. Congrats again to our gymnasts and coaches for a job well done this evening.


Jill Shanks said...

Thanks for the late night update! I appreciate it. :) Sleep well Mr. Blog. I will be waiting for all your updates tomorrow.


X, Jenna

Anonymous said...

Congrats to TWU on the Semi-Final victory and a Co-All Around title. It looks like the trip up here to New England has gone very well so far. :)

I'm neutral as to who wins but I'm more than happy to congratulate the winners.

Continued best wishes!

Jill Parker Bitty's mama said...

Hello Bloggerite, The Rockie Mountains are dancing this morning! We are so very proud of ALL our Pioneer girls!! Keep the fire in your eyes tonight team! It will take the whole team effort to bring home #10!!! We LOVE you!
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