SIX UNH GYMNASTS HONORED AT EAGL AWARDS BANQUET

Morgantown, W.Va..—Six members of the University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team were honored on Friday evening at the annual EAGL awards banquet held on the campus of West Virginia.   
    Three Wildcats received first-team All-EAGL honors in their respective events. Leading the way for UNH was sophomore Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine), as she was a first-team selection in the vault with an average of 9.805, and she was first team on bars as well with an impressive mark of 9.761.
   
Also earning first-team All-EAGL honors in vault was junior Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) as she finished the season with an average of 9.789.
   
On balance beam, sophomore Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) was also among the first-teamers as she posted a mark of 9.743 in the event in 2008. She was consistently one of UNH’s top competitors all season on beam.
   
Three other UNH gymnasts earned second-team All-EAGL recognition on Friday. Leading the way was senior Rebekah Porter (Vaparaiso, Ind.), as she was selected in three events, vault, bars and floor. Freshman Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) enjoyed a tremendous first season with the ‘Cats and was rewarded as she earned second-team honors in vault and on beam. Last, but not least, is sophomore Kelsey Alwin (St. Michael, Minn.), who was recognized as a second-teamer on bars.
   
These gymnasts and their teammates will be competing in the EAGL Championship meet on Saturday, March 29, at West Virginia. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. UNH last won the EAGL title in 2003 when the team was the host of the event at the Whittemore Center.
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