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Giameo Named EAGL Gymnast of the Week
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 03/12/2014

The East Atlantic Gymnastic League (EAGL) honored Stephanie Giameo as Gymnast of the Week after impressive performances from the junior captain in two meets last week, the league announced.

"I feel very blessed to be able to get this award and I couldn't do it without my team," Giameo said.

In Friday night’s meet, Maryland swept Pittsburgh and North Carolina in a tri-meet as Giameo took home the all-around title with a 39.150. At her spot in the beam rotation as anchor, she finished first with a 9.850 and led Maryland to its highest score on the event of the season, a 48.825. She also finished third on vault with a 9.825 and fourth on bars with a 9.775.

Giameo finished second in the all-around in a Monday night meet at George Washington with New Hampshire as the Terps posted a 195.425, the highest team score of the season. Giameo had a tremendous meet as her 39.225 all-around mark tied her season-best score. To start the meet, Giameo notched a season-high 9.850 on vault to finish second. In the second rotation, she went on to execute a strong bars routine for a career-best 9.825, which helped Maryland to score a season-best 49.225 on the event. Giameo also tied her season-high mark on beam as she performed a powerful routine and scored a 9.875 for first place.

"These past two meets were great, especially to get a season high team score and two wins against conference rivals," Giameo said. "We've been building off of each meet and setting our standards high. Focusing on one routine at a time and finishing the meet strong have been key to our peak this season."

Nationally, Giameo ranks 32nd on beam averaging a score of 9.813 and posts an RQS of 9.850. All-around, Giameo ranks 38th with an average score of 38.930 and an RQS of 39.130.

Giameo and the Terps finish regular-season competition at home Sunday afternoon against West Virginia as they look to finish with an undefeated record at Comcast Center. The meet is the team's senior meet.

"This Sunday's meet is very special for us," Giameo said. "Not only is it our last home meet of the season, but it is our senior night. This meet is in honor of our incredible seniors, recognizing them for their dedication to this team. It is always emotional, but we are focused more on enjoying every moment of the night and competing from our hearts for them. Our house, our crowd, our senior night, and our meet to get the win against West Virginia."

Looking forward, the Terps head to the EAGL Championships on Saturday, March 22 in Durham, N.H.

"This is our last and final year in the EAGL conference, and our last chance to come out on top. We set our expectations high and we are not settling until we get EAGL conference championship rings. Our plan is for us to release our fire and achieve this long-time goal, leaving the EAGL with a bang."



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