PHILADELPHIA - Few times do teams get a second chance at a championship, but the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team will get that chance when they head to the ECAC Championships this weekend in Williamsburg, Va. Penn will take on Brown, Yale, Cornell, William and Mary, and Temple for ECAC supremacy.
Penn has been able to build on a few events all season from meet-to-meet, but has struggled to have a complete performance. On Senior Day, it was floor that was the highlight. Penn had it's best performance of the season with a 48.800. Floor has been the Quakers most consistent event of the season.
Two weeks ago, it was a near-historic day on bars as the Quakers had the second-best score in program history against Temple and Birgdeport. Penn posted a 48.925 in the event.
Penn had a string of strong meets on beam in the middle of the season, but the Quakers have only scored above 192 once this season.
If they can find a way to put together a complete performance in the ECAC Championships, the Quakers are going to be a very dangerous team.
The Quakers have seen all the teams in the competition, except for the hosts, William and Mary. Penn faced has seen Temple twice and defeated them both times, Cornell three times with the Big Red holding a 2-1 advantage, Yale twice splitting the two meetings, and Brown once in the Ivy Classic.