Purple Knights Win 2010 United States Gymnastics Association National Team Title

After finishing as co-United States Gymnastics Association National Team Champions with Cornell in 2009, the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights claimed the outright 2010 USAG Team National Championship on Friday night taking first place with a score of 193.9750. Host Texas Women’s University was second with a score of 193.600, Cornell was third with a score of 192.525 and Rutgers was fourth with a total of 190.700.

The Purple Knights grabbed the lead in the meet after the third rotation with a fine showing in the floor exercise led by junior Lorraine Galow (Suwannee, GA) and sophomore Miranda Der (Palo Alto, CA), who each scored 9.800, which tied for first place in the event.

UB completed its championship night with a strong showing on the vault led by freshman Monica Mesalles (Barcelona, Spain) who tied for second in the event with a score of 9.775.

Other event top finishers for Bridgeport were Emily Repko (Gilbertsville, PA) who took third on the beam with a score of 9.775, and Lorraine Galow tied for fourth on the bars with a score of 9.725.

Action wraps up at the 2010 USAG National Championships on Saturday evening with individual event action.
Media contact: Chuck Sadowski, (203) 576-4726, csadowoski@bridgeport.edu.