GW Gymnastics Finishes Fourth at EAGL Championship
Colonials Post Program-Best Team Score and Finish at Conference Event
March 23, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The George Washington gymnastics team finished in fourth place out of eight teams with a team score of 194.750 at Saturday's East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship (EAGL) at Carmichael Arena. It marked GW's best team finish and score at the event since joining the conference in 2005.
N.C. State won its fifth EAGL Championship with a 195.175, followed by Maryland (195.100) and Pittsburgh (194.875). The Colonials finished in fourth, followed by host North Carolina (194.750), New Hampshire (194.175), Rutgers (193.925) and Towson (192.675).
The Colonials' best event of the day was the balance beam where they scored 48.650, the top team score on the event out of all eight teams. They added a 48.825 on vault, 48.675 on uneven bars and 48.600 on floor exercise.
Junior Betsy Zander finished tied for second place in the all-around with a career-high tying 39.150. She tied for fifth on vault with a 9.825 and added a 9.725 on uneven bars (t-22nd), 9.775 on balance beam (t-11th) and 9.825 on floor exercise (t-6th).
Senior Stephanie Stoicovy tied for second on the floor exercise with a 9.850. She tied for eighth in the all-around with 39.025 after scoring 9.70 on vault, 9.725 on uneven bars and 9.75 on balance beam.
Sophomore Elena Corcoran tied for fifth place on vault with Zander, scoring a 9.825.
Junior Kiera Kenney finished in a tie for seventh on the balance beam with a 9.800, GW's best performance on the event. She also tied for ninth on uneven bars with 9.775.
On Friday evening, the EAGL Championship banquet was held at the University of North Carolina's Blue Zone Concourse Club at Kenan Stadium. The Colonials had six athletes garner All-EAGL honors and assistant coach Barry Kistler was named the EAGL Assistant Coach of the Year.
1st Team Balance Beam: Kayla Carto
1st Team Floor Exercise: Stephanie Stoicovy
1st Team All-Around: Stephanie Stoicovy, Betsy Zander
2nd Team Vault: Elena Corcornan
2nd Team Uneven Bars: Taylor Henderson, Kiera Kenney
2nd Team Balance Beam: Betsy Zander