Feb. 13, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University gymnastics team makes the short trip to College Park to take on East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival Maryland, Friday night at the Comcast Pavilion. The 7:00 pm start is the finale of GW's four-meet road trip, and can also be viewed on ACCSelect at www.accselect.com. The internet broadcast can be purchased for $4.99 and can be viewed live, or at a future date.
#42 George Washington (6-6, 191.813) at
#39 Maryland (3-6, 192.145)
Date: Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Comcast Pavilion (1,500) College Park, MD
Despite being separated by just over three-tenths a point, The Terrapins are ranked fourth in the EAGL, while the Colonials rank sixth. New Hampshire (191.937) ranks fifth and is bounded by Maryland and GW. The Wildcats are the only EAGL team the Colonials do not face in the regular season.
After setting season highs in three consecutive meets, GW will look to do the same once again. Last week at Kent State, the Colonials posted season-high scores on vault (48.525) and bars (48.450), en route to a season-best 193.125. Several gymnasts combined to set 12 individual season-highs on the night. Senior McKenzie Parrack recorded season-highs on all three of her events (vault, bars, and floor) en route to 29.35 total points, a career-best for the tri-captain. Sophomore Megan Quinn had a career night on floor exercise with a 9.800 and freshman Leslie Delima won the all-around with a 38.400.
The University of Maryland scored a season-high of 192.925 on Feb. 9, but fell to Michigan State. Brandi George won the all-around by notching a season-high (38.975). She also scored a season-best on floor (9.825), tying for first place. In addition, George tied for third on the beam with a 9.80. Freshman Abigail Adams competed all-around for the first time this season and notched a 38.325.
The dual meet is being known as "Terps For a Cure" night. This night is designated to promote breast cancer awareness and raise donations for the cause. Fans are encouraged to show their support by wearing pink.
GW will host a similar breast cancer awareness meet on Sunday, March 9 against this same Maryland squad, as well as fellow EAGL rival West Virginia, and Kent State. More information on GW's `PINK MEET' can be seen on the Colonials' gymnastics website at www.GWsports.com.
Up Next: Following the meet at Maryland, the Colonials return to Charles E. Smith Athletic Center for the first time in 35 days, when they host EAGL rival Pittsburgh, Sunday Feb. 24 at 1:00 pm. The head-to-head matchup is also "DC Brownie and Girl Scout Day." A photo and autograph session with team members will follow the conclusion of the meet, as will all home meets at Smith Center.