GW Gymnastics Adds Three During Early NLI Signing Period
Colonials Add Mermelstein, Winstanley and Zois for 2014-15
Dec. 18, 2013
WASHINGTON - George Washington gymnastics head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham has announced that Sara Mermelstein (Northport, N.Y./Northport Senior), Jillian Winstanley (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) and Alexandra Zois (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) have signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Colonials for the 2014-15 academic year.
"We are very excited about these three student-athletes that will be joining us next year," said Coach Foster-Cunningham. "We are graduating six gymnasts this spring so our focus for this class was replenishing the talent we will be losing on balance beam and uneven bars. This class addresses our needs and we expect immediate contributions from all three of them."
The Colonials open their season on January 12 by hosting the Seventh Annual Lindsey Ferris Invitational at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Mermelstein: "Sara is an outstanding beam and floor worker. She is polished with exceptional technique and she is a high-end athlete that will make an impact immediately."
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Winstanley: "Jillian is an agile, coordinated and clean athlete. She scored a 10.0 on vault last season and will absolutely hit the ground running as an all-arounder for us next season."
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Zois: "Alex is a fantastic balance beam performer and is also solid on uneven bars on floor exercise. She is a very strong athlete who is dependable and durable."