No. 25 Gymnastics Set to Host Pink Meet

Feb. 1, 2018

LEADING OFF: The No. 25 George Washington gymnastics team returns to the Charles E. Smith Center for the first time since January 14 to host its annual Pink Meet against Kent State, UW-Oshkosh, and William & Mary. The meet will cap GW’s Homecoming Weekend.

LAST TIME OUT: In their first dual meet of the season, the Colonials (7-2, 2-0 EAGL) continued to prove their dominance in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL), defeating conference rival UNH on Sunday afternoon. GW took its third-straight victory with a season-high score of 196.175, led by a strong team performance on balance beam. The Colonials combined to score 49.175, while also posting 49.125 on vault, 49.025 on floor exercise, and a season-high 48.850 on bars.

EAGL ELITE: The Colonials currently share the No. 1 spot in the conference with North Carolina State, boasting average team scores of 195.213. GW also paces the league on vault (49.006 avg., 49.175 high), where it also ranks 11th nationally, is third on bars (48.631 avg., 48.850 high), sits fourth on beam (48.575 avg., 49.175 high), and is a close second on floor (49.000 avg., 49.125 high).

WINSTANLEY WINS: Senior co-captain Jillian Winstanley secured her second EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor after tying the highest all-around in EAGL this season with a 39.450. In addition to her all-around title, Winstanley won vault outright (9.875) and tied for first on beam (9.900). She added a second-place tie on floor with a season-high 9.875, and fifth-place finish on bars with a team-high 9.800.

PFEILER’S FIRST: Senior Liz Pfeiler was tabbed as EAGL Specialist of the Week after her three-event performance at UNH on Sunday. The biology major set season-high scores on both bars (9.775) and beam (9.90), while adding a 9.775 on vault. Here 9.90 was good enough to tie for first place, along with fellow senior Winstanley, and was 0.150 above her previous season-high on the event. The honor marked Pfeiler’s first of the season and second of her career.

HOME COOKIN’: GW rises to the occasion when performing at the Smith Center. The Colonials boast a 32-1 record in home meets over the past four seasons.



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