WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 17, 2013) - The William and Mary women's gymnastics team earned its fourth-best score in school history, as it defeated Temple, 194.575 - 191.650, on Senior Day at Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon.
En route to posting the outstanding team total, W&M recorded season highs on vault, bars and beam. Additionally, Tribe gymnasts claimed individual titles in all four events, as well as all-around.
The Green and Gold opened the meet on vault and equaled a season-best with a 48.550. Freshman Brittany Stover registered the top mark and equaled a career high (9.825), while senior Jennifer Ware also matched a career high (9.75) and placed second. Freshman Alyssa Glass also came up big with a 9.675 to place third.
A trio of Tribe gymnasts tied for first on bars and helped the team tally a season-high 48.925, which ties for the fourth-best mark in school history in the event. Junior Jessica Pritchard, sophomore Stacia Ruse and Stover all posted a 9.825. The impressive mark represented a career high for Ruse, while it equaled a career best for Stover. Senior Caitlyn Cook Furr was also impressive in the event and earned a career-high 9.775.
W&M also totaled a season high on beam with a 48.475. Sophomore Brandy Stover won the event title with a 9.800, while junior Larson Lasek equaled her career high (9.775) and placed second. Pritchard also contributed to the impressive team score and registered a 9.725 to tie for third.
The Tribe closed out the meet on floor and was led by sophomore Maggie Lundeen (9.825) and Pritchard (9.800), who placed first and second, respectively.
Pritchard claimed the all-around title with a 39.000, while Lasek and Brittany Stover tied for second with a pair of 38.825's.
The Tribe will return to action when it competes at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship hosted by Ithaca next Saturday.