March 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 22 Maryland gymnastics team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the 2013 EAGL Championships Saturday.
After dropping from the top 25, the Terps (18-3-1, 10-1-1 EAGL) returned to the rankings after a win over Brown, George Washington and Towson. Maryland was ranked nationally 11 out of 12 weeks in the season. The team's 10 EAGL wins are the most in program history.
The Terps scored a 196.150 in their last meet of the regular season, the second time they received over a 196. Maryland finished the season with a 195.810 RQS, the highest score in program history.
Vault was Maryland's strongest event this season. In a win over NC State, New Hampshire and Towson on Feb. 8, the Terps earned a program-best 49.300 on the apparatus. Junior Katy Dodds posted a program-best 9.975 on vault in the season opener against NC State.
The team and gymnasts finished with numerous national rankings. Maryland is 14th nationally on vault, 21st on beam and 14th nationally on floor. Dodds is ranked sixth nationally on vault and is tied for 12th nationally on floor with senior Ally Krikorian. Sophomore Stephanie Giameo is ranked fifth nationally on beam.
Maryland finished the season first in the EAGL after being selected to finish second in the preseason poll. The Terps placed third at the EAGL Championships last year.
The meet is set to begin at 2 p.m. and features all seven EAGL teams: NC State, North Carolina, George Washington, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, New Hampshire and Towson.
A free video stream will be available through GoHeels.com.
Live stats will also be available through GoHeels.com, as well, once the meet begins.
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