No. 19 Gymnastics Set For Busy Weekend

March 1, 2018

LEADING OFF: The No. 19 George Washington gymnastics team opens a busy weekend of competition on Friday night when it visits the site of the 2018 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship for tri-meet action with Rutgers and EAGL foe Towson at 7 p.m., before returning home to the Charles E. Smith Center on Sunday to host the same pair of squads, along with Maryland, for Brownie and Girl Scout Day at 1 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: In their third of four consecutive road meets, the Colonials cracked the 196.000 threshold for the third time this season en route to a win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon. GW totaled 196.475 to edge out the Nittany Lions who finished with a 196.150, behind team scores of 49.050 on vault, 48.925 on uneven bars, 49.250 on balance beam, and 49.250 on floor exercise.

HOME COOKING: GW rises to the occasion when performing in front of its home fans at the Smith Center. The Colonials boast a 35-1 record in home meets over the past three seasons.

BEAMing: The Colonials posted a season-high 49.250 on balance beam at Penn State. Senior Liz Pfeiler led the squad with a stellar 9.925 performance, a mark that matches her career-high, to finish the day first on the podium. Jillian Winstanley finished tied for third to join her classmate on the podium, while Cami Drouin-Allaire, Sara Mermelstein, and Alex Zois all finished with 9.825s.

THREE-PEAT: After posting a career-high all-around score of 39.500 at Penn State, Drouin-Allaire earned her third EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor for 2018. The Shoreham, New York, native made multiple appearances on the podium, finishing tied-for-first on floor with a career-high 9.950, second in the all-around and vault (9.875), and third on bars with a career-high matching 9.875. The senior co-captain currently is ranked tied for ninth in the nation and first in the league on vault (9.895 RQS) and ranks second in the league in both floor (tied for 19th nationally) and all-around (18th nationally).

EAGLE ELITE: The Colonials pace the EAGL with a 195.965 RQS. GW holds top ranks on vault (49.150 RQS), sits in second on beam (49.060 RQS) and floor (49.145 RQS), and ranks fourth on bars (48.800 RQS). Individually, Winstanley ranks first in EAGL in the all-around, and 15th nationally, with a 39.340 RQS.



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