Drouin-Allaire and Raineri Compete at NCAA Championship
Duo become first teammates to compete at national championship in same year
SAINT LOUIS - George Washington gymnastics duo Cami Drouin-Allaire and Chelsea Raineri concluded their standout individual seasons at Friday night's NCAA Gymnastics Championship at Chaifetz Arena.
Competing as individual qualifiers, the first time the Colonials have sent two gymnasts in the same season, both Drouin-Allaire (all-around) and Raineri (vault) were in action amongst the elite of collegiate gymnastics on national television.
Raineri scored 9.7875 on vault to tie for 27th place in her only event competed. The Telford, Pennsylvania, native advanced to nationals after winning the NCAA Morgantown Regional co-championship on the event, the first regional champion in program history.
Raineri concludes her decorated career that began as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Rookie of the Year in 2014 and punctuated as GW's third-ever NCAA Championship qualifier as a senior. Along the way she amassed nine All-EAGL First Team honors and an individual EAGL event title (Co-Champion on Vault, 2014).
Drouin-Allaire was making her second-career appearance at the National Championship meet after competing as a freshman in 2015. She equaled her previous floor exercise score from her last trip on Friday night with a 9.85 (T-23rd). She placed 13th in the all-around with a 39.025, with scores of 9.80 on vault (T-26th), 9.7375 on uneven bars (38th) and 9.6375 on balance beam (T-34th).
The Shoreham, New York, native rounds out her outstanding junior season that saw her win GW's first ever EAGL All-Around Championship in addition to her second-career individual conference championship on vault.
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