FIVE UNH GYMNASTS NAMED TO EAGL ALL-ACADEMIC SQUAD

DURHAM, N.H. - Five members of the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team were named to the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) All-Academic Team announced by the league office on Thursday. A total of 75 student-athletes from the eight member schools were named to the squad.

Named to the squad from UNH were sophomore Crystal Beak (DeWitt, N.Y.), freshman Lindsay Berrios (Long Pond, Pa.), junior Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.), freshman Jayne Propert (Bradley Beach, N.J.) and senior Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.).

Harley was named to the squad for the third-consecutive year. A mathematics major, Harley has collected numerous academic and athletic awards during her career. Last season, Harley was named a District I Verizon Academic All-American and was also named to the NACGC/W Scholastic All-America team. She is also a recipient of the UNH Academic Athletic Achievement award.

Harley's athletic accolades include being named the 2000 EAGL Rookie of the Year in her freshman year. She was a first-team EAGL selection on vault and second-team selection in the all-around that season. Last year Harley was named second-team EAGL on vault.

Beak, an exercise science major, was named to the EAGL all-academic squad for the second time. This season she has competed in the all-around for the first time, posting a career-best 39.150 on March 2.

Wagner, serving as a co-captain this season, also competed in the all-around for the first time this season. She is a marine biology major. Propert has been a specialist on balance beam while majoring in pre-veterinary, while Berrios, who has been injured for much of the season, is an undeclared major.

The Wildcats return to action Friday (March 15) when they travel to Auburn for a 7 p.m. meet. Next Saturday (3/23), the 'Cats will be competing at the EAGL Championships hosted by Towson University. That meet is slated for a 6 p.m. start.

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