Gymnastics Continues to Roll in Defeating Maryland
March 1, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The Colonials gymnastics team posted their third straight excellent score in defeating Maryland on Saturday, March 1, 193.950-193.025. The Colonials followed up efforts of 195.175 and 193.925 in an effort to record enough scores to qualify for the post-season.
Junior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) won her third straight all-around with a score of 38.975. Freshman Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) also had a strong evening in finishing third in the all-around with a 38.075.
Mann and Kaufman helped the Colonials to a 48.400 on the vault by finishing second and third with scores of 9.775 and 9.750, respectively. The event was won by Maryland's Rachel Martinez with a score of 9.825.
Senior Melissa Suter (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek) led GW to a score of 48.425 on the uneven bars with a 9.750. Freshman Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) turned in another strong performance, also scoring a 9.750.
Kaufman and Mann again were the top competitors for the Colonials on the balance beam, scoring 9.775 and 9.750, respectively. Junior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) completed a nice routine in scoring a 9.700.
Mann was the top Colonial finisher on the floor exercise with a 9.800, followed closely by Bernstein at 9.700 and junior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln), who scored a 9.650.
The Colonials will look to continue their hot streak next Saturday, March 8 when they face the same Maryland squad and Pennsylvania in College Park, MD at 7:00 p.m.