Ortiz Named ECAC Gymnast of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Stephanie Ortiz of the Penn gymnastics team has been named the ECAC Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 16.

Ortiz won the all-around competition in Saturday's home quad meet with Towson, Ursinus and Wilson with a score of 37.900. She set a new personal-best in the vault with a 9.600 (fifth place), while scoring 9.525 (third place)on beam, 9.375 (fourth place)on bars, and 9.400 (fourth place)on floor. Her vault performance also helped Penn to a 48.075 in the event, the fifth-best performance ever on vault by the Quakers.

In the meet, the Quakers posted an overall score of186.5, finishing just three-quarters of a point behind Towson at 187.225.

Ortiz and the Quakers will return to action on Saturday when they compete at Ivy League foe Yale at 1 p.m.