PHILADELPHIA – Coming off a season-high team score of 190.550 a week ago, The University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team will look to continue to build momentum as it faces Rutgers and West Chester, this Sunday at 1 p.m. in Rockwell Gym, located inside Hutchinson Gymnasium.
Penn saw its finest performance to date against Temple, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Cortland as its home supporters filled Rockwell Gym creating a vibrant atmosphere.
The crowd this Sunday will have the same energy, but a different color scheme, as the Quakers host a ‘Think Pink’ meet in order to raise awareness and money to help with the fight against breast cancer. Penn gymnastics will be selling pink t-shirts and handing out free pink pom-poms, in order to help raise proceeds and support the Unite for Her Foundation.
The Unite for Her Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of women and girls by supporting and providing breast cancer and wellness programs that educate, empower and restore.
In the meet, Penn will be led ECAC Rookie of the Week Kelly Tan, along Makeda Constable, Amber Hu and Rachel Graham.
Tan is coming off a performance of scoring a 9.475 on bars, a 9.700 on beam and a 9.650 on floor. Hu matched Tan’s score on beam (9.700) to help guide the Quakers to their highest team score of the season (48.150) on the apparatus.
Constable led the team on bars, with a 9.625, earning a third-place individual finish in the quad-meet.
Graham scored a 9.725 on floor, the highest tally for her and team this season on the event.
Visiting Rutgers will be competing for the seventh time this season, with an average team score of 194.425, in its previous six competitions. The Scarlet Knights have been victorious in three dual-meets along with finishing first in one quad-meet and one tri-meet. Their lone second-place finish was in a dual-meet against Texas Women’s University.
Penn and West Chester will be competing against each other for the second time this season. The Quakers outscored the Golden Rams 188.350 to 187.125 on Feb. 1, at Temple’s Ken Anderson Memorial Invitational. Since that meeting, West Chester has won a dual-meet against Ursinus, 190.575-184.525.