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Terps Open Season vs. WVU in Beauty & the Beast

Maryland Athletics
1-5-2017
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West VirginiaGardner-Webb at Gardner-Webb Maryland
Jan. 8 | XFINITY Center | College Park, Md.
2016 Season Highs
Category MD WVU
Vault 49.000 49.225
Uneven Bars 49.125 49.150
Balance Beam 49.000 49.075
Floor 49.175 49.575
Team Score 196.025 196.800
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Leah Slobodin discusses Maryland's final week of prep before the 2017 season! | TUMBLE TALK

Next Home Meet
Maryland vs. Arizona, Alaska, Minnesota
Saturday, Jan. 14 | 4 p.m.
The Terps host their first quad meet of the season and their Big Ten home opener! Maryland will celebrate Girl Scout Day and Hometown Heroes Day. Admission is free! | PROMOS

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland gymnastics team officially opens the 2017 season against No. 29 West Virginia on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Terps will compete simultaneously with the Maryland wrestling team in the programs' annual Beauty and the Beast meet.

• The Terps' meet vs. West Virginia will be streamed live on BTN Plus. Live results will be available here.

• Admission to all gymnastics meets is free.

saturday promos

• Saturday is Hometown Heroes Day. All local police, fire, EMTs, and military are invited to attend the meet and be honored in a special ceremony prior to the meet on the floor.

• All local scout troops are invited to attend the meet for Girl Scout Day and participate in team introductions with the Terps. Scouts (8th grade and under) will receive a Maryland Athletics patch!

• Saturday is Senior Citizen Day. Local retirement communities are encouraged to attend the meet and spend the day with the Terps.

• The Terps will host an autograph session following the meet, as well as a Tumble Talk Q&A with all fans aged 8 and under on the floor. Before the meet, fans can make posters, take photos, meet Maryland cheerleaders and receive temporary tattoos to gear up for the meet.

in the rankings

• After posting a 193.950 in the first meet of the season, the Terps rank No. 28.

• Minnesota ranks 18th while Arizona is No. 27.

Scouting the alaska-anchorage seawolves

• The Mountaineers finished third at the Big 12 Championships last season. West Virginia competed in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, finishing fifth.

• West Virginia had a high score of 196.800 last season (vs. Bowling Green, Ohio State, 3/6/16).

• The Mountaineers return Kirah Koshinski, who was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and earned NACGC/W All-America Second Team honors on vault.

• The Terps and Mountaineers last competed against each other in 2015. West Virginia won the first meeting of the season, 193.500-193.025 while Maryland took the second outing, 195.350-195.200.

Scouting the arizona wildcats

• The Mountaineers finished third at the Big 12 Championships last season. West Virginia competed in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, finishing fifth.

• West Virginia had a high score of 196.800 last season (vs. Bowling Green, Ohio State, 3/6/16).

• The Mountaineers return Kirah Koshinski, who was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and earned NACGC/W All-America Second Team honors on vault.

• The Terps and Mountaineers last competed against each other in 2015. West Virginia won the first meeting of the season, 193.500-193.025 while Maryland took the second outing, 195.350-195.200.

Scouting the minnesota golden gophers

• The Mountaineers finished third at the Big 12 Championships last season. West Virginia competed in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, finishing fifth.

• West Virginia had a high score of 196.800 last season (vs. Bowling Green, Ohio State, 3/6/16).

• The Mountaineers return Kirah Koshinski, who was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and earned NACGC/W All-America Second Team honors on vault.

• The Terps and Mountaineers last competed against each other in 2015. West Virginia won the first meeting of the season, 193.500-193.025 while Maryland took the second outing, 195.350-195.200.

FAller, Farina named b1g gymnasts to watch

• Senior Sarah Faller and freshman Alecia Farina were selected as Maryland's Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch in December.

• Faller has been a consistent performer for the Terps since her first season, competing on vault, bars and beam. Last season, Faller set a new career-high with a 9.850 on bars and tied a career high 9.800 on beam. The Raleigh, N.C., native is a two-time Big Ten All-Academic selection.

• Farina is a member of one of Maryland's strongest freshmen classes to date. She was the only gymnast in Ohio high school history to earn a perfect 10.0 on vault, which she did three times. Farina finished second on floor, 10th on vault and 23rd in the all-around at the 2016 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championship.

• The Terps were picked to finish ninth in the Big Ten preseason coaches poll.

tumble talk

• Check out this week's Tumble Talk as Leah Slobodin talks about the Terps' preparation for the first meet of the season!

• Every week, a Maryland gymnasts blogs on umterps.com about what the team is doing in and out of the gym.

TERPS POST STRONG SHOWING IN RED-BLACK

• The Maryland gymnastics team posted consistent routines in the team’s annual Red-Black instrasquad scrimmage last month. The Red team defeated the Black squad, 187.800-186.600.

• Freshman Alecia Farina posted a strong all-around performance in her first meet as a Terp. Farina anchored vault, bars and floor for the Red team and tied for the highest score on each apparatus.

• Seniors Sarah Faller and Emily Brauckmuller impressed in the scrimmage, while the freshman class put up strong performances in their first time in Maryland leos.

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