GW Gymnastics Posts Season-High Score on Senior Day
March 17, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team posted its highest team score of the season and claimed two event championships in Sunday's Senior Day quad meet at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Colonials posted a team score of 195.325, their second time eclipsing the 195.00 threshold this season, to take second place in the meet. East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival Maryland won the event with 196.150, while conference foe Towson finished in third with 194.025. Brown came in fourth place with 191.550.
Senior Stephanie Stoicovy, in her final home competition, was crowned floor exercise champion after posting a career-high tying 9.925. She added a 9.675 on vault and 9.750 on both uneven bars and balance beam to claim second overall in the all-around with a 39.100.
Classmates Kayla Carto and Nefertiti Roy also shined in their final home competition. Carto finished in third place on the balance beam with a 9.850. She also tied for fifth on the floor exercise with a 9.850 and added a 9.525 on vault.
Roy, the reigning EAGL Specialist of the Week after posting a career-high 9.95 on the floor exercise last weekend, finished in seventh place on Sunday with a 9.825 in the event.
The Colonials' best event of the day was floor exercise, where they scored 49.150 as a team and posted four of the top eight routines. In addition to Stoicovy, Carto and Roy, junior Betsy Zander scored a 9.80 to finish eighth.
Zander took fourth place in the all-around with a 38.975 after scoring 9.70 on vault and uneven bars and 9.775 on balance beam.
GW also registered the top two uneven bars routines of the afternoon en route to a 48.600 event score. Junior Kiera Kenney claimed the championship with a season-high 9.825 and classmate Taylor Henderson followed in second place with a 9.800.
Sophomore Elena Corcoran was the top vaulter for the Colonials, scoring a 9.825 for third place in the event. Henderson posted career-high score on vault with a 9.775 to tie for sixth place.
GW had its best balance beam effort of the season, scoring a season-high 48.925 as a team. Carto's 9.850 was the best performance, followed by Kenney in fourth with a 9.825.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the annual East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C.