Gymnastics' 195.2 Bests Rhode Island, Temple in Regular-Season Finale
March 20, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington gymnastics team closed out the regular season with a team score of 195.200 to defeat the University of Rhode Island (192.350) and Temple University (191.600) in a three-way meet Saturday afternoon at GW's Smith Center.
Rhode Island's Brooke Hamilton took all-around honors with a 38.800 to edge Temple's Lindsey Stern (38.725). GW's Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) was third with a 38.650 which included a first-place tie on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.850.
Six different Colonials won or tied for first in each of the individual events. Sophomore Amy Stack (Matthews, NC/Providence) won the vault with a 9.875 while junior Stephanie Tocco (Melrose, MA/Melrose) tied Aiken for top honors on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.850. Colonials junior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA/Parkview) won the balance beam with a 9.850 and senior Rachel Mann (Atlanta, GA/Lakeside) tied teammate Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) with a score of 9.875 to capture the floor exercise.
It was "Senior Day" and the marked the final home appearance for four Colonial seniors: Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton), Mann, Theresa Miele (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley Central) and Parks.
GW head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham singled out the performances of Aiken and Stack. "Amy really stepped up on the vault today," Foster-Cunningham said. "Erin had some solid performances across the board today."
The Colonials (16-8) now await word on whether or not they qualify for a berth in the NCAA Regional meet scheduled for April 3 at Raleigh, NC.