The George Washington University: Women's Gymnastics

Gymnastics Finishes Third at Maryland Quad Meet

Melissa Suter has found her stride on the uneven bars.
Melissa Suter has found her stride on the uneven bars.

March 8, 2003


WASHINGTON, DC - The Colonials gymnastics team finished in third place at the Maryland Quad meet on Saturday, March 8 with a score of 193.675. Maryland won the event with a season high 196.025, followed by North Carolina at 194.925. Pennsylvania finished in fourth place with a score of 188.200.

Freshman Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) finished third overall in the all-around with a 39.050. Junior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) had a tough night on the beam that dropped her to seventh in the all-around with a score of 38.435.

Kaufman and Mann led the Colonials to a 48.600 on the vault with scores of 9.800 and 9.750, respectively. Junior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) and freshman Amy Stack (Matthews, NC/Providence) each scored 9.700 to add to GW's total.

Mann scored a 9.850 on the uneven bars to help the Colonials to their best score of the season on the event with a total of 49.000. Senior Melissa Suter (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek) turned in her second straight solid performance with a 9.825, which tied her with freshman Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) for fourth place on the apparatus.

The Colonials had a tough night on the balance beam. Kaufman was the high scorer for the team with a 9.750, followed by Bernstein who scored a 9.700.

Mann rebounded from a sub-par performance on the balance beam to finish second on the floor exercise with a 9.850. Kaufman also turned in a nice routine, which earned her a 9.800 and helped the Colonials to a score of 48.175.

The Colonials return to the mats on Wednesday, March 12 when they take on the same Maryland squad at Smith Center at 7:00 p.m.



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