No. 19 Gymnastics Hosts Senior Day on Sunday
Colonials to honor eight seniors
LEADING OFF: The No. 19 George Washington gymnastics team will wrap up its home slate on Sunday when it hosts West Virginia and East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival Pittsburgh for Senior Day at 1 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: The Colonials earned a season-high 196.825 behind team scores of 49.150 on vault, 49.175 on uneven bars, 49.275 on balance beam, and 49.225 on floor exercise in Sunday’s Brownie & Girl Scout meet. The 196.825 is only .05 away from the program record team score set in 2015. Maryland finished the day behind the Buff and Blue with 195.825, Towson took third with 195.250, and Rutgers came in fourth at 193.550.
SENIOR SALUTE: GW will celebrate its senior class of Brooke Bray, Cami Drouin-Allaire, Sara Mermelstein, Liz Pfeiler, Madeline Seibold, Jillian Winstanley, Alex Zois, and manager Jessica Mishlove on Sunday. The seniors have been instrumental in the GW gymnastics program’s return to the NCAA Regionals in each of the past three seasons, the 2015 and 2017 EAGL Championships, and a likely fourth consecutive trip to regionals this spring.
CAMI CAN RAISE HIGHER: For the second straight week and fourth time this season, Cami Drouin-Allaire earned EAGL Gymnast of the Week honors after posting the highest all-around tally in the league this season during the Colonials’ two-meet undefeated weekend. The Shoreham, New York, native broke her career-high score for the third straight meet with a 39.600, an all-around score that ranks second in program history. Drouin-Allaire also finished the day on the podium in all four events while matching her season-high on vault, breaking her career-high on bars, and posting a team-high 9.900 on floor. She currently ranks first in EAGL and 12th nationally in the all-around, as well as first in the conference and sixth nationally on vault with a 9.910 RQS.
A LOOK AT THE LEAGUE: Through nine weeks of competition, the Colonials remain the only undefeated squad in EAGL action and sit atop the conference with a 196.285 RQS, 0.52 above second-place North Carolina State. GW holds top ranks on vault (49.190 RQS), bars (48.930 RQS), and beam (49.130 RQS), and sits second on floor (49.235 RQS). Individually, Winstanley ranks in the top-five in all four events in EAGL and 15th nationally on vault with a 9.885 RQS.
.025 TRACKER: Each week, the gymnastics squad sets individual goals in practice to improve their routines by .025. Seven Colonials either matched or surpassed their season-highs this past weekend.
HOT AT HOME: With a sweep of the competition on Sunday, GW remains undefeated at home in 2018. The Colonials also boast a 38-1 record when performing in the Smith Center, dating back to the 2015 season.
ROAD AHEAD: The Colonials will close out their regular season schedule on Friday, March 16, at Kent State. GW will then compete at the EAGL Championships on Saturday, March 24 at Towson.
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