Maryland earns only perfect score of the evening
Maryland will head to Fairmont State for regular season finale Friday
Maryland scores 290.560 for best overall score in NCATA history
Team showcases strengths in warm-up event
At Maryland: In 2010-11, named an NCATA All-American...won an NCATA Event Championship as a member of the quad tumbling pass group...competed in the quad tumbling pass heat in the final eight meets of the season...that group earned an NCATA record score of 9.22 at Quinnipiac (March 26)...competed in the solo basket toss heat in all 10 meets...group earned season-high score of 9.80 vs. Oregon (March 24)...competed in the six-element stunt heat in the final eight meets of the season...group earned a season-high score of 9.59 vs. Oregon in the NCATA Finals (April 9)...competed in the compulsory basket toss heat in the final four meets of the year...member of team that went 8-0 during the regular season and advanced to NCATA championship...in 2011-12, won event national championship in open toss heat...competed in the aerial tumbling heat in the first three meets of the season...member of team that went 8-1 during regular season and advanced to second straight NCATA championship in 2011-12.
Before Maryland: Competed at All Star Legacy in Dulles, Va. for the last two years...team finished ninth at 2009 Worlds and 14th in 2010...was a competitive gymnast at Hill's Gymnastics...was an Elite Qualifier at Hill's and a Topps team member...Maryland state champion in 2001 and 2005...named Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 2001 and 2005...also cheered for high school's team from 2007-2010...honor roll student...recipient of Business Education Award in 2008.
Personal: Alison Iovino...daughter of Frank and Carol Ann Iovino...sister, Jennifer, is a senior on the Maryland gymnastics team...chose Maryland because she has always loved the school and her sister goes to Maryland...also recruited by Kentucky...names time management as toughest part of being a college athlete.