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Terps Take DC for GWU Pink Meet

Maryland Athletics
2-15-2017
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February 17 | Charles E. Smith Center | Washington, D.C.
Season Averages
Category MD GWU IOWA PITT W&M
Vault 48.671 48.825 48.821 48.563 48.138
Uneven Bars 48.688 48.683 48.864 48.254 47.969
Balance Beam 48.267 49.142 48.846 47.750 47.444
Floor 48.625 48.963 48.957 48.858 47.675
Team Score 194.296 195.613 195.489 193.425 191.225
Next Home Meet
Maryland vs. Penn, Kentucky, William & Mary
Sunday, Feb. 19 | 2 p.m.
The Terps will honor seniors Emily Brauckmuller, Sarah Faller and Leah Slobodin before their quad meet. It's also Camper Reunion Meet! Admission is free! | PROMOS

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland gymnastics team takes a quick trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the George Washington Pink Meet Friday at 7 p.m.

• The Terps will compete against No. 20 George Washington, No. 22 Iowa, Pitt and Wiliam & Mary.

• The meet will be live streamed here. Live results will be available here.

last time out

• The Terps earned wins over Rutgers, Yale and Penn last weekend after posting a 195.050 in Piscataway, N.J.

• Maryland counted no falls in the meet and went 23-of-24 in their routines. The Terps posted meet-high team scores on vault (48.800), bars (48.675) and floor (48.925).

• Senior Sarah Faller tied for first on vault with a 9.825 while freshman Alecia Farina tied for first on bars with a 9.800. Senior Emily Brauckmuller won the floor title with a 9.875 while Farina placed second with a 9.825.

• Freshman Kirsten Peterman competed in the all-around for the first time in her career, placing second with a 38.750.

in the rankings

• The Terps are currently tied for 41st with an average score of 194.250. Maryland ranks 38th on uneven bars with an average of 48.688. The Terps rank 38th on vault with a 48.671 average.

• George Washington ranks No. 20, while Iowa is No. 22. Pittsburgh is 50th while William & Mary is 63rd nationally.

• For complete rankings, visit roadtonationals.com.

Scouting the george washington colonials

• The Colonials placed third in a quad meet at Missouri last week with a 194.350 last Friday. The score was GWU's lowest of the season.

• Junior Camille Drouin-Allaire ranks 34th nationally on vault with a 9.846 average score.

• The Colonials' strongest event is beam, and GW holds an average team score of 49.142 on the apparatus. Junior Elizabeth Pfeiler is tied for No. 35 with a average of 9.842 on beam.

• Last season at George Washington, the Colonials edged the Terps, 196.600-196.025. The score was Maryland's highest of the season. The teams competed again at the Maryland Five Meet, where GWU also won, 195.725-194.700.

SCOUTING THE iowa hawkeyes

• Iowa is coming off its season high score of 196.475 to beat Illinois and UIC last weekend.

• Charlotte Sullivan was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season after earning an uneven bars title with a 9.850 last week. She was also runner-up on beam with a 9.875.

• Melizza Zurawski is ranked No. 26 nationally on bars, averaging a 9.857.

• The Hawkeyes' strongest event this season has been floor, where Iowa is averaging a 48.957.

• On Jan. 31, Iowa beat Maryland, 196.275-195.500, in Iowa City.

SCOUTING THE pittsburgh panthers

• Pitt is coming off a narrow loss to North Carolina, 194.925-194.450. The score was Pittsburgh's highest of the season.

• Senior Tracey Pearson was named EAGL Specialist of the Week after tallying a 9.875 on vault and winning the event title.

• Floor exercise has been the Panthers' strongest event this season as the team is averaging a 48.858.

• Last season, the Terps and Panthers competed against each other twice. In Pittsburgh on Jan. 10, 2016, Maryland won 194.400-191.050. In the Maryland Five Meet, the Terps also won, 195.725-194.700.

SCOUTING THE william & mary tribe

• The Tribe are coming off a fourth-place finish in a quad meet at NC State. William & Mary scored a 193.025. The Tribe scored their season high in the meet and also posted their highest bars and floor totals of the season.

• Freshman Caroline Caponi placed second in the all-around last weekend, tallying a career-high 38.925.

• The Terps and Tribe last competed on March 8, 2015, where Maryland won 196.000-193.600. Maryland and William & Mary will compete two more times this season.

gymterps on hot streak

•  The Terps have hit a groove midway through the 2017 slate.

•  Against then-No. 7 Michigan on Feb. 5, Maryland broke through, posting a season-high 195.625 and tallying season-highs on vault (48.850), bars (49.150) and floor (49.100).

•  The Terps kept their momentum going the following weekend, winning the Rutgers quad meet with a 195.050.

•  Maryland has been more consistent in the stretch and hasn’t counted a fall in February.

faller leads terps on vault

• Senior Sarah Faller has stepped up as Maryland’s leader on vault, anchoring the lineup.

• Faller has tallied a 9.750 or higher in every meet this season on the event, including three 8.800s or higher.

• In the last two meets, Faller has earned a 9.825. The senior is averaging a 9.792 on vault.

brauckmuller becomes beast on floor

•  Senior Emily Brauckmuller has become Maryland’s anchor this season on floor.

• Brauckmuller has tallied a 9.800 or higher in every meet this year on floor. She set a career-high with a 9.900 against Michigan.

• Brauckmuller is averaging a 9.838 on floor this season.

farina steps up in freshman season

• As just a freshman, Alecia Farina has stepped into the Maryland lineups on vault, bars and floor and become one of the Terps’ top performers.

• Farina has scored a 9.7250 or higher on vault in five meets, a 9.825 or higher on bars in five meets and a 9.800 or higher on floor in four meets.

• The Broadview Heights, Ohio native holds a season-high 9.775 on vault, a 9.850 on bars and a 9.900 on floor.

• Farina was named one of Maryland’s Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch at the beginning of the season.

sophomores solid for gymterps

• Maryland’s sophomore class has been competing consistently in its season in College Park.

Shynelle Agaran tallied a season-high 9.850 on bars against Michigan and has posted a 9.750 or higher in four meets.

Amanda Bertorello has been a regular in the Maryland lineups on bars, beam and floor. She has scored a 9.700 or higher on floor in every meet, including a career-high 9.800 on Jan. 14. Bertorello scored a career-high 9.750 on beam in the Rutgers quad meet. She has scored a 9.700 or higher in five meets on vault, including a career-high 9.775 vs. Michigan.

Megan McClelland has seen time in the bars lineup this season and has been a mainstay in the floor lineup. She has posted a 9.700 or higher on floor in the last three meets.

youth movement

• Maryland welcomed one of the top freshman classes in program history this season, and the newest Terps have made an immediate impact.

• Five freshmen have found their way into the Maryland lineup this season. Alecia Farina, Kirsten Peterman and Deanna Magro have competed in every meet this season while Morgan Bixler and Emma Johnson have also seen time for the Terps.

• Sophomores Shynelle Agaran, Amanda Bertorello and Megan McClelland have also been key for the Terps.

• Ten of Maryland's 17 gymnasts are underclassmen.

from canada to college park

• Freshman Kirsten Peterman brings extensive international experience to the Terps as she’s been a member of the Canadian national team since 2012 and the senior national team since 2014.

• Peterman was one of 11 gymnasts selected to compete in the Gymnastics Canada Rio Selection camp ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

• She helped lead Canada to a second-place finish at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships and placed second in the all-around.

TERPS TO APPEAR ON BTN THREE TIMES

• The Maryland gymnastics team will be featured on the Big Ten Network three times this season.

• The Terps' meet vs. Michigan in the XFINITY Center on Sunday, Feb. 5 will be aired live on BTN Plus at noon. Fans can catch a replay of the meet at 4 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. 

• Maryland will compete in one of two Big 5 meets at Illinois on Saturday, March 11. The meet will be aired live on BTN at 3 p.m.

• Both sessions of the Big Ten Championships will be aired live on BTN. The first session will take place at noon while the second session will be at 5 p.m.

• All Maryland home meets will be featured on BTN Plus.

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