Gymnasts Open Season Strong with Win
WINONA, Minn. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire women's gymnastics team opened the 2011 campaign strong with a 175.675-174.600 victory over Winona State University at Talbot Gymnasium tonight.
On the way to Eau Claire defeating Winona in a dual meet for the first time since February 19, 2005, three different Blugolds took top honors on the vault, uneven bars and balance beam.
On the balance beam, Olivia Aschenbrenner (Fr.-Cedarburg, Wis./Grafton) won with a mark of 9.525 while Cece Solem (So.-Mendota Heights, Minn./Henry Sibley) was second with a 9.350.
Michaela McCamey (Fr.-Dayton, Ohio/Homeschooled) had the Blugolds' best finish in the floor exercise, scoring an 8.900 to take third while she was second in the all-around with a mark of 34.775.
Danielle Schulzetenberg (So.-Maple Grove, Minn.) also scored in the all-around, taking third place with a mark of 33.850.
Up next for Eau Claire will be the UW-Eau Claire Invite, next Friday at 6 p.m. in the McPhee Physical Education Center.