March 17, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore Stephanie Giameo earned a personal-best 39.325 as the Maryland gymnastics team closed the regular season with a win over George Washington, Brown and Towson Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
The Terps earned a 196.150, just .25 beneath their season-high 196.175. Maryland gymnasts placed first in three of four events just two days after the Terps' last meet.
"Today was a great team win," said head coach Brett Nelligan "It's tough to compete twice in 48 hours, and I was so pleased with how they put everything aside and put up an incredible performance today. This is a really tough team, both physically and mentally. There's nothing they can't handle."
Giameo was the most dominant gymnast of the meet, earning all-around and vault gold. The sophomore's 9.875 on vault and 9.900 on floor were both personal bests.
"Steph had an amazing meet," said Nelligan. "She works so hard, I was happy to see it all come together for her today."
The Terps began the meet on uneven bars with the return of freshman Kathy Tang, who has been out with an injury since the Feb. 2 meet at North Carolina. Tang, senior Kesley Cofsky and junior Karen Tang each earned 9.725s. Junior Katy Dodds paced the Terps with a 9.775.
Maryland moved to balance beam, where junior Ebony Walters earned a personal-best 9.925 and gold on the apparatus. Giameo earned second with a 9.900. The Terps took the lead after the second rotation and never looked back.
Senior Ally Krikorian led Maryland on floor, tying George Washington's Stephanie Stoicovy for first with a 9.925. Dodds and Karen Tang tied for third with a 9.875, marking a new personal-best for Tang.
The Terps finished the event on vault. Giameo led the meet on the apparatus with a 9.875. Dodds came in a close second with a 9.850, and Tang tied George Washington's Elena Corcoran for third with a 9.825.
Giameo earned the all-around title while Cofsky came in the third with a 39.000.
Maryland returns to the floor March 23 for the EAGL Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C. The meet is set to begin at 2 p.m.