Gymnastics Places 15 Members on EAGL All-Academic Team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Led by four-time honorees Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) and Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.), the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team placed 15 members on the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) All-Academic Team, the league announced Tuesday. The honored student-athletes have compiled a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher during their academic careers.

Katie Lawrence

Caliendo, a senior majoring in kinesiology: sport studies, and Steinberg, a senior co-captain majoring in occupational therapy, are joined by the Wildcats' other senior, co-captain Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.), a biochemistry major who earned all-academic recognition for the third time in her three-year career. Junior Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.), who is majoring in biomedical science, also notched her third straight berth on the All-Academic Team.

Three Wildcats are being feted for the second time: junior Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.), a kinesiology: sport studies major; sophomore Courtney Connors (Buffalo, N.Y.), who is majoring in business administration; and Kate McGeever (Saco, Maine), a junior majoring in biochemistry.

Sophomores Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.), a nutrition major, and Jannelle Minichiello (Tewksbury, Mass.), who has not declared a major, headline the list of eight first-time recipients on the UNH roster. They are joined by freshmen Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa., exercise science), Danielle Bonner (Yorktown Heights, N.Y., business administration), Jillian Hudson (Sparkill, N.Y., undeclared), Dianna Kurowyckyj (New York, N.Y., health management) Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass., biomedical science) and Carly Stote (Kingston, N.Y., exercise science).

UNH's 15 all-academic members represented the second-most among the eight EAGL schools, bettered only by Rutgers University's 20 student-athletes.

Awards will be presented at the 2011 EAGL Championship Banquet this Friday, March 18, in Washington, D.C., where George Washington University will play host to the league championship this Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. in the Charles E. Smith Center.
 
For more information about the UNH gymnastics team, visit www.unhwildcats.com.
 
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