ECAC Academic Team
PHILADELPHIA - First-team and second-team All-ECAC honors have been handed out and following a championship performance two weeks ago, Penn is well represented. In total, the Quakers took home 12 total honors, including five first-team All-ECAC honorees. In order to make the first-team, a gymnast had to place in the top-three in an event at the ECAC Championships. Second-team was comprised of gymnasts placing fourth through sixth.
Dana Bonincontri took home All-ECAC honors on four events this year. She finished first-team on the vault and all-around, while finishing with second-team honors on the beam and floor. She has now won 11 All-ECAC honors in her first three seasons at Penn.
Kirsten Strausbaugh also took home two first-team honors on the uneven bars and floor, winning both events at the ECAC Championships. She now has five All-ECAC honors to her name through three seasons.
In her first ECAC meet, Amber Woo earned first-team All-ECAC on the balance beam by winning that event. She also took home second-team honors on the floor and all-around. Megan Milavec earned second-team All-ECAC on the uneven bars, her second career All-ECAC honor.
Seniors Katie Graham and Laura DiPaolo also earned All-ECAC accolades in their final championship meet. Graham took home second-team All-ECAC honors on the beam, her first career honor, while DiPaolo earned second-team All-ECAC on the vault for the second time in her career.
In addition to the athletic achievements that Penn had at the meet, seven gymnasts were named to the ECAC Academic team. Three seniors - Laura DiPaolo, Rebecca Engberg and Cari Hayes, two juniors - Kristen Hughes and Haleigh Zillges, one sophomore, Diana Moock, and one freshman, Wynne Levy, all represented Penn on the academic team.
Dana Bonincontri - vault, all-around
Kirsten Strausbaugh - uneven bars, floor
Amber Woo - beam
Dana Bonincontri - beam, floor
Laura DiPaolo - vault
Katie Graham - beam
Megan Milavec - uneven bars
Amber Woo - floor, all-around
ECAC Academic Team