GW Gymnastics to Compete at EAGL Championships on Saturday
Colonials Head to Chapel Hill, N.C., in Search of First EAGL Title, NCAA Regionals Bid
March 22, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The George Washington gymnastics team will compete in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championships at North Carolina's Carmichael Arena on Saturday at 2 p.m.
GW, a member of the EAGL since 2005, carries a 14-15 overall record a 4-8 mark against conference opponents into Saturday's meet.
The Colonials are attempting to win their first conference title since capturing five consecutive Atlantic 10 Championships from 1998-2002. The Colonials' best finish at the EAGL Championships was fifth place at the 2005 installment.
GW is currently in a tie for 37th in the nation with a regional-qualifying score (RQS) of 194.810. The top 36 teams in the nation will advance to NCAA Regionals.
Qualification for NCAA Regional competition is based on a team's top six regular-season meet scores, of which three must be away. To obtain the RQS, the high score is eliminated and the remaining five scores are averaged.
GW closed the final four weeks of the regular season by setting season-high scores in all events. In the final meet of the season, the Colonials established a new season-high team score with a 195.325, their second time cracking the 195.000 threshold this season. Event high scores include 48.800 on vault, 49.975 on uneven bars, 48.925 on balance beam and 49.275 on floor exercise.
Senior Stephanie Stoicovy enters the EAGL Championships tied for third in the conference on floor exercise with a regional-qualifying score (RQS) of 9.870. Stoicovy won the floor exercise title on Senior Day last weekend.
Senior Kayla Carto currently ranks seventh in the conference on balance beam with a 9.800 RQS, while junior Taylor Henderson is tied for ninth on uneven bars with a 9.795 RQS. Sophomore Elena Corcoran is the Colonials' top vaulter, ranking 12th in the conference with a 9.805 RQS.
With eight teams competing, each squad will alternate between byes and events. The Colonials order of events will be vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise with a bye after each event.
The EAGL consists of George Washington, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Towson. West Virginia, no longer a member of the league, won the championship with a 196.475 score last season.
Follow the @GWGymnastics Twitter handle for real-time updates during Saturday's meet.
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