GW Gymnastics Scores Highest Total of the Season in Victory Over William & Mary

March 16, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington Gymnastics team increased their season high for the second meet in a row with a 196.100-194.100 victory over William & Mary on Sunday, March 16 at Smith Center.

Junior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) won the all-around with a 39.325. Freshman Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX/McCallum) finished third for the Colonials with a 38.550.

Junior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) won the vault for GW with a 9.875. Kaufman finished second with a 9.825 to help the Colonials to a 48.700 on the event.

It was a great day for GW on the uneven bars with senior Melissa Suter (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek) finishing her home career by establishing a career high, 9.875. She tied for first on the event with freshman Tiffany Jones (Ravenna, OH/Walsh Jesuit) and Amy Van Deusen of William & Mary. The Colonials posted their best score of the season by totaling a 49.175.

Mann won the balance beam by posting a 9.850 and was followed by junior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) and Kaufman who each scored 9.775. The Colonials added to their season-high total with a 48.875 on the event.

Sophomore Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) turned in a beautiful routine on the floor exercise that tied her with Mann and William & Mary's Emma Cross to win the event with a 9.900. Parks added to the Colonials' total of 49.350 with a 9.875 followed by Bernstein who scored a 9.850.

The Colonials will now wait to see if their late season surge was enough to qualify them for the NCAA Regionals.



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