February 20, 2013

ECAC Division I Women's Gymnasts of the Week - February 17, 2013

Scores & Reuslts

Gymnast of the Week
Name: Kirsten Strausbaugh                                          
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Class: Senior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Scores from the week:  Penn 193.975
Opponent(s):   Bridgeport 195.325      
Vault:   9.675 (season high)
Bars:  9.75
Beam:  9.625 (season high)
Floor Exercise:   9.875 (career high)
All Around:  38.925 (season high)

Senior Co-Captain Kirsten Straughsbaugh scored the highest among all ECAC competitor this week and scored her season highs on vault with a 9.675, on beam with a 9.625, in the all-around 38.925 and scored her career high on floor to help team Penn score its season high 193.975.


Rookie of the Week
Name:  Brittany Stover
Institution:  The College of William and Mary
Class:   First year
Hometown:   New Albany, Ind.
Scores from the week:  W & M 193.650
Opponent(s): George Washington 193.950, N.C. State 195.675, Pittsburgh 194.750, Bowling Green 193.300
Vault: 9.825 / 9.775
Bars: 8.725 / 9.750
Beam: 9.725 / 9.600
Floor Exercise: 9.625 / 9.550
All Around: 37.900 / 38.675
Stover posted career highs on vault and floor at George Washington. She tied for the individual title on vault, recorded a career-high on bars (9.750) and all-around at N.C. State Helped W&M post a season-high  the eighth-best score in school history at N.C. State.


Specialist of the Week
Name:  Margaret Walch
Institution:  Temple University
Class:  Senior
Hometown:  Cranford, N.J.
Scores from the week:  Temple 190.600
Opponents:  Towson 193.275, Cornell 192.250, and Ursinus 182.425
Floor Exercise:  9.775
Taking the mat for the floor exercise on Sunday at the Towson Invitational, senior Margaret Walch demonstrated her best routine of the season, which helped her tie her career-best score of 9.775 in the event. Walch led all Temple gymnasts in the floor exercise, while tying two other gymnasts for fourth place overall in the competition.


Coaches Choice
Name:  Tara Feld
Institution:  Yale University
Class:  Senior
Hometown:  Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Scores from the week:  Yale  191.325
Opponents:  Bridgeport 194.725, West Chester 186.000, Springfield 182.050
Beam:  9.625
Vault:  9.850
Floor Exerecise:  9.850
Feld was an outstanding freshman all around gymnast and set a school record at Yale in vault that year with a 9.850. She then was unable to vault tumble or perform on bars due to torn ligament in her wrist. She had an operation to correct but was out of lineup on several events requiring use of her wrist. She has been gradually coming back to the level she was before surgery. This past weekend on her Senior Day she tied her school record in vault with a 9.850 and placed second in competition with Bridgeport. She also tied her career high in floor with a 9.85. She scored a 9.625 on beam.
A very dedicated young woman and had the desire to overcome all her adversity to try regain her competitive edge.