January 29, 2013

ECAC Names Division I Women's Gymnasts of the Week for Week of January 27

Weekly Results and Statistics

Co-Gymnast of the Week
Name: Dana Bonincontri

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Class: Senior

Hometown: Bellevue, Washington

Scores from the week: Penn 191.525

Opponent: Yale 187.900

Vault: 9.8

Bars: 9.7

Beam: 9.8

Floor Exercise: 9.550

All Around: 38.850

Bonincontri won three of the four events Sunday, January 27th at Yale. She also finished first in the all-around with a 38.850. Dana is the top ranked division I gymnast in the ECAC on vault, bars and the all-around.

 

 

Co-Gymnast of the Week

Name: Jean Alban

Institution: Temple University

Class: Senior

Hometown: Springfield, Mass.

Scores from the week: Temple 190.225

Opponents: New Hampshire 195.650 and Brown 191.750

Vault: 9.425

Bars: 9.475

Beam: 9.600

Floor Exercise: 9.650

All Around: 38.150

Not expected to compete on vault, Alban was called upon to be an alternate when a teammate had to be pulled. The change set Alban up to compete as a four-event competitor for the first time since her freshman year. Alban took a second place score in the all-around with her career-high score of 38.150, placing her only behind New Hampshire's Austyn Forbes (39.175).

 

 

Co-Rookie of the Week

Name: Corey Holman

Institution: Brown University

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Westford, Mass.

Scores from the week: Brown 191.750

Opponents: New Hampshire 195.650 & Temple 190.225

Beam: 9.675

Floor: 9.625

Holman is first up on beam and floor for the Bears. She steps up every meet and hits her sets, handling the pressure like a pro. Not only is she first up, but she earns one of the top scores for the Bears on her events each meet and sets the tone for the entire lineup.

 

 

Co-Rookie of the Week

Name: Elyse Shenberger

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Class: Freshman

Hometown: Hummelstown, Pa.

Scores from the week: Penn 191.525

Opponent: Yale 187.900

Vault: 9.6

Beam: 9.675

Floor Exercise: 9.525

Shenberger finished 3rd on beam this past Sunday and stepped up into the vault line up to replace an injured teammate. Her effort earned her a 9.6 on vault, 9.675 on beam and a 9.525 on floor to help Penn win a dual meet over Ivy rival Yale.

 

 

Coaches Choice

Name: Ashley O’Conner

Institution: Yale

Year: Junior

Hometown: Danbury, Conn.

Scores from the week: Yale 187.900

Opponent: Penn 191.525

Balance beam: 9.625

O’Connor has been working with an injured shoulder getting over a ankle stress fracture and chronic back pain. She has persevered to be in the beam line up and placed second for the Yale team.

 

 

Specialist of the Week

Name: Julia Meyer

Institution: Brown University

Year: Senior

Hometown: Granite City, Ill.

Scores from the week: Brown 191.750

Opponents: New Hampshire 195.650 & Temple 190.225

Bars: 9.675

Beam: 9.75

Meyer was solid on both of her events in the second meet of her final season for the Bears. She helped Brown earn another solid team score of 191.75, as she earned the top score on bars and second highest score on beam.