Gymnastics Takes Fourth at ECAC Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Competing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships Saturday afternoon at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team took fourth place with a 192.800 team score.

William & Mary claimed the title scoring a 194.375, followed by Brown with a 194.150, and Yale with a 193.575. After the Quakers was Temple with a 192.075 and Cornell scoring a 191.225.

At the championships this weekend, Penn junior Amber Hu was one of four gymnasts recognized for academics being named an ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Also earning a season award, was Head Coach John Ceralde earning ECAC Coach of the Year.

For the Quakers Saturday, they finished with a 48.500 on floor, a 48.475 on beam, a 48.000 on vault, and a 47.825 on bars.

Penn recorded its highest individual scores of the day on beam led by Amber Hu, who matched the team season high and set her career high, with a 9.850. Hu tied for second overall individually on beam. Following Hu, was senior Amber Woo who also set a career high on the event with a 9.800.

On floor, the Quakers saw junior Carissa Lim earn their top score with a 9.775, while senior Kaitlyn Reszkowski and freshman Megan Finck each scored a 9.725.

Leading Penn on vault was junior Morgan Venuti, scoring a 9.725, while junior Elyse Shenberger and freshman Emily Shugan both posted a 9.625 on bars leading the Quakers.

Penn returns to competitive action for the final time in 2015, closing the season at home when it hosts the 2015 USAG Women’s Collegiate National Championships, April 10-12, inside The Palestra.

Download: 03-21-15, ECAC Championship Results.pdf