UNH WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS TO COMPETE AT EAGL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Amanda Hall

The Wildcats will be looking to improve on last season's sixth-place finish in last year's meet and will be looking to earn an EAGL title for the first time since UNH won it as the host team in Durham in 2003.

Competing in the meet in addition to UNH will be the likes of such powerhouse programs as North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and George Washington.

In past years the score that UNH received at EAGLs went a long way in determining if the team would receive a bid to compete at the NCAA Regionals. This year is somewhat different as the high scores the Wildcats posted this past weekend on the road have all but clinched UNH a spot in the Northeast Regionals at the University of Michigan on Sat., April 8. The official announcement will be made by the NCAA next week.

UNH has had several standout gymnasts this season, but senior all-arounder Amanda Hall (Bremerton, Wash.) has been tremendous once again.

The 2005 EAGL Gymnast of the Year, Hall is ranked first in the region in the vault and is fourth in the all-around in the Northeast with an RQS of 39.01. Hall has been named the EAGL Gymast of the Week three times this season. Hall is also ranked 21st in the nation in the floor exercise and 14th in the nation in vault.

Also standing out among the region's top gymnasts has been specialist Mariana Pena Trestini (Valencia, Venezuela). She is ranked fourth in the region in bars, ninth on beam and fourth on floor.

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