No. 25 Gymnastics to Host Lindsey Ferris Invitational on Sunday

Jan. 11, 2018



LEADING OFF: The No. 25 George Washington gymnastics team will open its home schedule by hosting the 11th Annual Lindsey Ferris Invitational on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the Charles E. Smith Center. The Colonials will face Ball State, Cornell, and Penn.

GW has won the Lindsey Ferris Invitational each of the past five seasons.

LAST TIME OUT: In front of a sold out crowd, the Colonials totaled a 193.775 to open the 2018 season with a third place finish at University of Kentucky's Excite Night. No. 10 Kentucky won the meet with a 196.075, while Ball State placed second with 194.475. The Colonials finished the night ahead of Southeast Missouri (189.675).

EAGL HONORS: Senior Cami Drouin-Allaire was named East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday after winning the all-around title with a score of 39.100. The biology major placed third on both vault (9.825) and floor (9.850), while adding a 9.725 on bars and a 9.700 on beam. She earned the highest floor score (along with teammates Jillian Winstanley and Madeline Seibold) and also tallied the highest all-around score in EAGL during the first week of competition.

FIERCE ON FLOOR: The Colonials had their best event of their season opener on floor, posting a 49.075, a mark that ranks seventh in the nation. Winstanley, Drouin-Allaire, and Seibold each led the way for GW, earning scores of 9.85 to tie for third in the event, while freshman Rachel Kaplan finished with a 9.775 and senior Alex Zois scored a 9.750.

ABOUT LINDSEY FERRIS: Ferris was a four-year performer on the gymnastics team and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in communication in 2001 before serving as a Presidential Administrative Fellow (PAF) while earning her master's in forensic science in 2003. Following graduation, she achieved great success by becoming a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations before her untimely passing. You can read more about Lindsey's legacy here.


 

 

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