Courtesy of the University of Bridgeport Athletics Department

The 2009 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Team National Champion, University of Bridgeport Purple Knights, were recognized by the Bridgeport Bluefish prior to the team’s Atlantic League baseball game versus the Camden Riversharks on Wednesday, April 29th. Head Coach Byron Knox and the team were recognized on the field at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard with Coach Knox throwing out the first pitch before the start contest.

The Purple Knights won the school’s first national championship in the sport of gymnastics on Friday, April 12, 2009, as UB came back in the final two events of the four-event team competition to grab a share of the national crown with Cornell University. This season, Bridgeport also won the ECAC Team Title.


Photos by Kazuhiro Shoji – University of Bridgeport