DURHAM, N.H.-- Senior Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team has been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Week award winner for the week ending Jan. 26. For Harley, the 2000 EAGL Rookie of the Year, this marks the first time in her career that she has been named as the EAGL Gymnast of the Week.
On Friday evening (Jan.24), Harley tied for first place in the all-around competition to lead New Hampshire to a huge, hard-fought victory at high-powered Pittsburgh. The Wildcats' 194.700 team score edged the host Panthers (194.275) by less than half of a point. Harley clinched the victory when she earned a 9.90 score on the balance beam to close out the meet. Her 9.90 tied her career high.
Harley tied for first place in the all-around with teammate Jen Dickson with a 39.275 score. She also tied for first place on bars (9.85). Her 9.75 in vault earned her an eighth place finish. With a 9.775 score on the floor exercise, she tied for sixth place.
Last season, Harley was named second team All-EAGL in the vault and balance beam.