Colonials set for breakout season
Colonials have gone from No. 35 in the rankings to No. 23 since 2015
Rising senior is interning at Stanley Healthcare for the second summer in a row
Junior becomes GW's fourth-consecutive major-award winner; Foster-Cunningham named Coach of the Year
Winstanley paces Colonials with quartet of First Team selections
2017 as a junior: First gymnast in GW history to be named the EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... named to All-EAGL First Team for the all-around, vault, uneven bars and balance beam ... also named to All-EAGL Second Team on floor exercise ... finished season as the top-ranked all-around performer in the EAGL with a 39.325 RQS ... also garnered final conference rankings of T-2nd on vault (9.860 RQS), T-3rd on uneven bars (9.855 RQS), T-4th on balance beam (9.865 RQS) and 10th on floor exercise (9.840 RQS) ... scored 39.00 or better in the all-around in seven meets ... scored 9.925 on vault on three occasions ... scored 9.90 on balance beam two times ... posted career-high scores of 9.925 on vault (2x, Feb. 19 & Feb. 25), 9.90 on uneven bars (Feb. 17) and 39.55 in all-around (Feb. 25) during season ... named EAGL Gymnast of the Week on February 28 after her career-high 39.55 in the all-around in a tri-meet victory over NC State and Kent State ... placed second in the all-around with a 39.25 to help GW to the EAGL Championship (March 18) ... member of EAGL All-Scholastic Team ... recipient of Top Performer Award on all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise at annual end-of-year awards banquet ... also was recipient of the Karen Ercole Academic Award ... NACGCW Scholastic All-American.
2016 as a sophomore: EAGL Vault Champion after scoring 9.90 at conference-championship meet ... also scored 9.875 on balance beam (T-3rd) at EAGL Championship ... All-EAGL First Team selection on all-around, vault, uneven bars and balance beam and Second Team pick on balance beam ... concluded regular season with top-five EAGL rankings in all-around (2nd, 39.335 RQS), vault (T-1st, 9.880 RQS), uneven bars (T-2nd, 9.860 RQS) and balance beam (4th, 9.870 RQS) ... season-high vault score of 9.925 was best in EAGL in 2016 and tied for second-best routine in program history ... average all-around score of 39.206 was best in EAGL while her high score of 39.450 (Feb. 28) is second-best in conference ... 12 meets with all-around score of 39.00 or better to bring career total to 21 ... finished sixth in all-around with score of 39.20 at NCAA Athens Regional ... also scored 9.85 on vault (T-7th) ... totaled eight routines of 9.90 or better, including three on vault, two on uneven bars and three on balance beam ... named to All-EAGL Scholastic Team ... recipient of Clutch Performer Award, Karen Ercole Academic Award and Top Performer Award (all-around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam) at annual end-of-season banquet.
2015 as a freshman: 2015 EAGL Rookie of the Year ... EAGL Uneven Bars champion with score of 9.875 (March 22) ... First Team All-EAGL selection on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and all-around ... season-high score of 39.55 in all-around is tied for second-best score in program history (March 15) ... ranked second in EAGL on vault (9.895 RQS) and all-around (39.27 RQS) and fourth on balance beam (9.84) ... season-high vault score of 9.925 ranks her tied for second-best vault routine in program history ... five vault routines of 9.90 or better ... tied season-high score of 9.90 on floor exercise to tie for second place at the NCAA Auburn Regional ... placed seventh in all-around at NCAA Auburn Regional with score of 39.075 ... eclipsed 39.00 in all-around in 11 of 14 meets ... totaled eight routines of 9.90 or better.
Career Highs: Vault: 9.925, Bars: 9.90, Beam: 9.90, Floor: 9.90, AA: 39.55
High School/Club: Ten-year member of Gymnastics and More in Woburn, Mass. ... Four-time Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships qualifier ... Placed sixth on balance beam and 10th on both vault and all-around at 2014 Junior Olympic Nationals ... 2014 Region 6 Regional All-Around, vault and balance beam champion ... 2014 Massachusetts State Champion on all four events and all-around ... three-time regional vault and balance beam champion and two-time all-around champion ... 2013 Junior Olympics national champion on vault ... Scored a perfect 10.0 on the vault last season at the Chicago Style Meet ... 2013 regional vault, uneven bars and balance beam champion ... 2013 Massachusetts state vault and floor exercise champion ... member of National Honor Society at Arlington High School and graduated with 4.017 GPA.
Personal: Born Jillian Kathryn Winstanley on 9/5/96 in Cambridge, MA ... daughter of Kim and Joseph Winstanely ... has one sister, Jessica ... intended major is Business Administration.
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