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Ann Carr-Tunney

Class of 2001· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Ann Carr Tunney started her gymnastics career at the Mannettes Gymnastics Club of Philadelphia under coaches William and Ginny Coco. Continuing her career at Penn State University with Judi Avener, Carr Tunney was the first woman in Penn State history to be awarded a full scholarship based on athletic talent.

While competing at Penn State, she led her team to first-place finishes in 1978 and 1980 while individually finishing first in the all-around, balance beam, floor, and uneven bars in 1978 and second in the all-around in 1980. As a U.S. National Team member, Carr Tunney represented the USA at the 1974 World Gymnastics Championships, the 1975 Pan American Games, where she earned gold medals in the team competition, all-around, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise, and several other international competitions.

Carr Tunney currently works for the school district of Philadelphia as a physical education teacher at the McClure Elementary School, where she runs an after-school gymnastics program and track team. She also judges at gymnastics and tumbling competitions and clinics for the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. Carr Tunney and her husband, Stanley, have four sons, Stosh, Shane, Patrick and Gene, and reside in Abington, Pennsylvania.