Terps Looking for a Championship
March 23, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland gymnastics team is set to compete at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Field House on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The Terps are seeking their first-ever EAGL title.
Maryland's top RQS is on floor. The Terps rank second in the EAGL with a 49.010 and feature two of the top-3 performers in the league in sophomore Katy Dodds and junior Ally Krikorian. Dodds is the league's top-ranked gymnast on floor with a 9.875 RQS. The Gaithersburg, Md., native has scored a 9.875 or higher in 4 of the past 5 meets.
After scoring an all-time high 42.900 on vault at Penn State last weekend, the Terps rank third in the league with a 48.860 RQS. Krikorian is the top-rated gymnast on vault. The Costa Mesa, Calif., native scored a season-high 9.925 on Saturday and holds 9.885 RQS.
On bars, the Terps only trail NC State in the league rankings. Maryland's RQS is 48.385 led by sophomore Karen Tang who is second in the EAGL with a 9.845 RQS.
Last Time Out
The Terps took 4 of the top 6 spots on vault led by junior Ally Krikorian's season-high 9.925 to tie for second place. Sophomore Katy Dodds tied her season high (9.900) to take fourth and senior Kyra Phillips tallied a season-best 9.850 to place fifth.
Freshman Shannon Skockho set a career high on beam with a 9.800. Skochko beat her previous high by 0.50.
Maryland at the EAGL Championships
Maryland's highest finish at the league championships is second. The Terps have placed second three times most recently in 2005.
Pitt All-Access will provide a live webcast of the meet.
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