Marissa Rosen wins Floor at ECACs; Places Second in All-Around

WILLIAMSBURG – Marissa Rosen was nearly perfect on the floor on Saturday, scoring a 9.900 to finish first out of the 46 gymnasts who competed in the floor exercise at the 2008 ECAC Championships.

The score is a personal-best for Rosen and is tied for the third-highest floor routine score in Penn history. This is the first ECAC championship for the sophomore.

In the all-around, Rosen set another personal-best with a score of 39.125 – the second-highest score ever by a Penn gymnast. She took home second place, trailing only Towson’s Annuka Almenoksa, who scored a 39.150.

As a team, Penn finished in sixth place out of eight teams with 188.575 points. Towson won the ECAC championship for the fourth year in a row with a score of 193.950.

The Quakers started the day on bars and scored a 46.675. Senior Kimberly Chin tied her season-best with a 9.775 in her final collegiate meet to tie for fourth. Rosen scored a 9.750 to finish in ninth.

After bars, Penn competed on beam. As a group, the Quakers scored a 47.775 – their highest event score of the day. Chin and Rosen again led Penn as both scored 9.725 and picked up ninth-place finishes. Elise Bowe scored a personal-best with a 9.625 in her first ECAC Championships.

Up next was the floor and Rosen’s 9.900. Jordan Brewer also performed well on floor – scoring a 9.725.

The Quakers finished up on vault. Rosen scored a 9.750 to finish in fifth place. The score is also tied for the fourth-highest vault in Penn gymnastics history.