Four Home Meets Highlight 2013 Gymnastics Schedule
Nov. 14, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington gymnastics team will host four meets at the Charles E. Smith Center as part of its 2013 competition schedule, head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham has announced.
The Colonials will once again open their season at home by hosting the sixth-annual Lindsey Ferris Invitational on January 13 against East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival North Carolina, in addition to Temple, Penn and Cornell. The annual event honors gymnastics alumnae Lindsey Ferris and her vibrant spirit for life, sincere passion for her sport and selfless dedication to her team.
The Colonials will spend the following three weekends on the road, starting with a trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face the host Tar Heels and William & Mary in a tri-meet on Jan. 20. The following Friday, Jan. 25, GW heads to Kent State in Kent, Ohio, for a tri-meet with the Flashes and Western Michigan.
The Colonials wrap up the road swing by heading north to EAGL rival New Hampshire for a tri-meet with the Wildcats and Yale on February 3.
GW returns home to Smith Center for the annual Pink Meet - to help raise awareness for breast cancer research - on February 11. The Colonials will once again face UNC and William & Mary in a tri-meet at this Monday evening meet.
Following the Pink Meet, the Colonials head out on the road for three consecutive weekends, starting with the annual Sweetheart Invitational on February 16. Three EAGL teams will participate in the meet - NC State, UNC and Pittsburgh - in addition to William & Mary and Bowling Green.
On February 22 the Colonials will make the short trip to College Park, Md., to face EAGL rivals Pitt and Maryland along with Bridgeport in a quad-meet. A week later, on March 3, they visit West Virginia for a quad meet with Temple and Denver.
The Colonials return to the Smith Center on March 10 for the annual Brownie & Girl Scout Meet against West Virginia before heading to EAGL newcomer Towson on March 15 for a tri-meet with the Tigers, West Chester (Division II) and Southern Connecticut.
GW returns home to Smith Center to close out the regular season by hosting Towson, Brown and Maryland for Senior Day on March 17.
The 2013 East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship will be held on Saturday, March 23, at UNC's Carmichael Arena.
NCAA Regionals will be held at a site to be determined on Saturday, April 6. Last season the Colonials sent five gymnasts to the NCAA Fayetteville Regional as individual performers. The last time the GW Gymnastics team qualified for regionals was the 2002 season.