Colonials set for breakout season
Colonials have gone from No. 35 in the rankings to No. 23 since 2015
Winstanley paces Colonials with quartet of First Team selections
Drouin-Allaire and Winstanley Pace Colonials with Four First-Team Selections
Winstanley Named Gymnast of the Week Following All-Around Win in Regular-Season Finale
2017 as a junior: All-EAGL First Team selection on balance beam ... concluded season tied for sixth overall in the EAGL on balance beam with a 9.855 RQS ... competed on vault, balance beam and floor exercise in all 13 meets ... seven balance beam routines of 9.85 or better, including a career-high 9.875 on two occasions (Jan. 14, Jan. 22) ... also posted career-high score on vault (9.825 on Feb. 25) ... tied for eighth on balance beam with 9.85 at EAGL Championship (March 18) ... named to EAGL All-Scholastic Team ... NACGCW Scholastic All-American.
2016 as a sophomore: All-EAGL Second Team selection on both floor exercise and balance beam ... recipient of "Own It" Award at annual end-of-year banquet ... tied for third place on balance beam (9.875) at EAGL Championship ... set career-high score on floor exercise (9.90) on March 13 ... also set career-high score on balance beam with 9.875 (2x) ... named EAGL Specialist of the Week on March 15 after scoring 9.90 on floor exercise (2nd) and 9.80 on balance beam (5th) at GW's Senior Day Meet ... tied for balance beam title with 9.875 at Little Boston Invitational (Jan. 9) ... tied for third on balance beam with score of 9.75 at Lindsey Ferris Invitational (Jan. 17) ... named to EAGL All-Scholastic Team.
2015 as a freshman: All-EAGL Second Team selection on balance beam ... EAGL Co-Champion on floor exercise with score of 9.85 ... competed in all 14 meets on balance beam, seven meets on floor exercise and six meets on vault ... season-high scores of 9.80 on vault (March 15), 9.85 on balance beam (Jan. 18) and 9.875 on floor exercise (March 15) ... eight routines of 9.80 or better ... named to EAGL All-Scholastic Team.
Career Highs: Vault: 9.825, Bars: --, Beam: 9.875, FX: 9.90, AA: --
High School/Club: Two-time Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships Qualifier ... Finished fifth in the nation on balance beam in 2012 and 10th in 2013 ... Competed for US Gymnastics at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in Summer 2013, winning a gold medal on balance beam and a bronze medal on the floor exercise and helping the team to a silver medal.
Personal: Born Sara Gabriele Mermelstein on 12/18/96 in Huntington, NY ... daughter of Bari-Sue and Laurence Mermelstein ... has one brother, Benjamin ... intended major is Pre-Med.
Gymnastics Lends a Hand at Buddy Walk
This past weekend, the George Washington gymnastics team participated in the annual Buddy Walk held at George Mason.
FloGymnastics Names GW a Top 5 Most Improved NCAA Team
The George Washington gymnastics team has been named a Top 5 most improved NCAA team by FloGymnastics, the organization announced on Thursday.
Gymnastics Volunteers at the Race to Beat Cancer
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Gymnastics Adds Jason Vonk as Assistant Coach
George Washington gymnastics head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham has announced the addition of Jason Vonk to the coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Eight Gymnasts Named NACGC/W Scholastic All-America
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Gymnastics' Winstanley Learning at Internship Under GW Rowing Alum
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Gymnastics' Raineri Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
WASHINGTON - Recent George Washington gymnastics graduate Chelsea Raineri has been named GW's nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Gymnastics Welcomes Six Recruits for 2018
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team will open the defense of its East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) championship with six new student-athl...