Gymnastics Wraps Season at NCAA Southeast Region Championships
Junior Erin Aiken sets career-best in the floor exercise with 9.825
April 10, 2005
GAINESVILLE, FL - George Washington University juniors Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA), Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX) and Amy Stack (Matthews, NC) represented the Colonials' gymnastics team Friday evening at the 2005 NCAA Southeast Region Championships, hosted by Florida at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Stack earned a top-20 finish overall on vault, while Kaufman and Aiken placed 19th and 21st, respectively, in the all-around.
Stack, competing in her first regional championship, recorded a 9.7 on vault to finish in a tie for 16th out of 42 competitors, while Aiken recorded a 9.375 and Kaufman a 9.3. For Aiken, this was her second straight appearance at regionals having qualified individually last year on vault where she finished T-29th with a 9.725.
In the all-around, Kaufman, also competing in her first regional championship, finished with a total of 37.775 to place 19th, while Aiken scored a 37.225 to claim 21st. Both competitors best marks came in the floor exercise. Aiken eclipsed her personal-best with a 9.825 to earn a tie for 12th and Kaufman's score of 9.55 was good for 38th individually.
On bars, Kaufman scored a 9.475 and Aiken an 8.625, while on the balance beam Kaufman recorded a 9.45 and Aiken a 9.4 to round out competition.
Florida (196.575) and Georgia (195.15), the top two qualifying teams, both earned automatic invites to the 2005 NCAA Championships.GW Results
Amy Stack - 9.7 (T-16th)
Erin Aiken - 9.375 (41st)
Heather Kaufman - 9.3 (42nd)
Heather Kaufman - 9.475 (35th)
Erin Aiken - 8.625 (T-41st)
Heather Kaufman - 9.45 (27th)
Erin Aiken - 9.4 (T-29th)
Erin Aiken - 9.825 (T-12th)
Heather Kaufman - 9.55 (38th)
Heather Kaufman - 37.775 (19th)
Erin Aiken - 37.225 (21st)
NCAA SE Region Championship Team Results
1, Florida - 196.575
2, Georgia - 195.150
3, Denver - 194.075
3, North Carolina - 194.075
5, West Virginia - 193.675
6, North Carolina State - 193.575