Maryland Gymnastics Moves Up To No. 22

Feb. 4, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland women's gymnastics team jumped three places from a No. 25 national ranking Jan. 28 to the No. 22 position today. In addition, Maryland is now ranked No. 24 on the uneven bars, No. 21 on vault, and No. 20 on the balance beam. Individually, senior Lisa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) remains in the top-20, landing in the No. 15 spot nationally for the all-around. Mealey is also No. 25 for vault and No. 7 for the uneven bars. Senior Alyssa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) also made the top-20 for the uneven bars this week, holding No. 14.

For the second consecutive week, Maryland is No. 3 in the southeast region and No. 1 in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League. Lisa Mealey is also No. 4 in the all-around in the region for the all-around and No. 2 on the uneven bars. In the EAGL, Lisa Mealey is No. 1 on the uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around, and No. 2 on vault. Maryland gymnasts hold the top three spots for the uneven bars in the conference, with Alyssa Mealey and senior all-American Gillian Cote holding No. 2 and No. 3.

Maryland travels to Charleston, W.Va. Sunday, Feb. 10 to take on James Madison, Kent, and EAGL opponent West Virginia beginning at 6 p.m. The Terps' next home meet is Saturday, Feb. 16 versus Rhode Island at 7 p.m. All home meets are held at Ritchie Coliseum in College Park, Md.