GW Gymnastics Tops North Carolina, William & Mary in Pink Meet
Feb. 11, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team had four individuals win event titles, including junior Betsy Zander capturing the all-around crown, as the Colonials downed East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival North Carolina and William & Mary on Monday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Colonials posted their second-highest team score of the season of 194.675. North Carolina took second place with 193.275, followed by William & Mary in third with 191.925.
GW posted a season-high score of 48.950 on the floor exercise, in addition to a 48.550 on vault, 48.450 on the uneven bars and 48.725 on the balance beam.
Junior Betsy Zander won the first all-around title of her career with a career-high score of 39.025. She also tallied personal bests on the balance beam (9.800, 2nd) and uneven bars (9.775, 2nd) while adding a 9.775 on vault (3rd) and 9.675 on floor exercise (13th).
Also winning event titles for the Colonials were sophomore Elena Corcoran on vault with 9.825, senior Kayla Carto on balance beam with a career-high 9.875, and senior Stephanie Stoicovy on floor exercise with a 9.850.
Stoicovy earned a spot on the all-around podium for the fifth meet in a row to start the season after scoring 38.675 to claim third place. In addition to winning the floor exercise, she scored 9.675 on the vault, 9.575 on uneven bars and 9.575 on the balance beam.
Junior Taylor Henderson tied her career-high on floor exercise with a 9.800 to tie with Corcoran for fourth place on the event.
Junior Kiera Kenney took third place on the uneven bars with a 9.750 and placed fifth on the balance beam with 9.750.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday with a trip to Raleigh, N.C., to compete in the annual Sweetheart Invitational hosted by EAGL rival N.C. State. The meet, which features North Carolina, William & Mary, Pittsburgh and Bowling Green in addition to the host Wolfpack, will be broadcast live on ESPN3.