March 22, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sophomore Stephanie Giameo was named the 2013 co-East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Year during Friday night's EAGL Championship Banquet.
Giameo is sharing the honor with North Carolina's Elizabeth Durkac. Giameo was also named to the All-EAGL First Team on balance beam and all-around. She is tied for fifth nationally on beam, and is the EAGL's second-ranked all-around gymnast.
Senior Kesley Cofsky was honored as the EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast. Cofsky earned All-EAGL First Team honors on all-around and balance beam to go with Second Team honors on vault and uneven bars.
Junior Elizabethe Manzi received the EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Manzi, an engineering major, boasts a cumulative 3.779 grade-point average, including an aggregate 3.925 during Spring-Fall 2012.
Head coach Brett Nelligan, in his fourth year at the helm, was named the EAGL Coach of the Year. The Terps have made the NCAA Regionals in each of Nelligan's four years. Maryland is the EAGL's lone top-25 team, finishing the season ranked 22nd. Maryland earned a league-best 18-3-1 record, including 11-1-1 in EAGL competition.
Junior Kesley Cofsky was named to the All-EAGL First Team for beam and all-around and Second Team for vault and uneven bars. Junior Karen Tang made the All-EAGL First Team for bars and Second Team for vault.
The Terps take the floor Saturday for the 2013 EAGL Championship at 2 p.m.