GW Gymnastics to Host 2015 EAGL Championship
Premier Event of Season Returns to Charles E. Smith Center for First Time Since 2011
July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Charles E. Smith Center and the George Washington gymnastics program will play host to the 2015 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship on Sunday, March 21, 2015, at 2 p.m.
It marks the second time in program history the Colonials will host the event after the 2011 EAGL Championship meet was contested in Foggy Bottom.
The Colonials will welcome conference foes New Hampshire, North Carolina, N.C. State and Towson to the Smith Center for an afternoon of championship routines.
At last year's conference championship at the Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire, the Colonials had four gymnasts tie for first place on an event. It marked the first time since joining the conference in 2005 that GW gymnasts had achieved a first-place finish at the championship meet.
Then-freshman and EAGL Rookie of the Year Chelsea Raineri scored a 9.85 to tie for first place on vault, while then-seniors Betsy Zander, Brittany Doran and Kiera Kenney each scored 9.875 on uneven bars to finish in a first-place tie with Maryland's Karen Tang.
The EAGL Championship marks the third conference championship event that will be hosted by George Washington athletic teams during the 2014-15 academic year.
The GW lacrosse team will host the Atlantic 10 Championship at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus May 1-3, 2015. Additionally, the GW baseball program will host the Atlantic 10 Championship May 20-23, at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia.
Ticket information and the full slate of GW gymnastics meets will be released at a later date.