MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – University of New Hampshire senior gymnast Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday. The senior co-captain was instrumental in the Wildcats' season-high 195.75 points in an upset victory against No. 23 West Virginia last Saturday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Carr began the meet by recording the Wildcats' top finish on vault, where she hit for a 9.825 to tie for fourth place. The Chelmsford, Mass., native then scored a 9.9 on uneven bars, where she placed second and helped guide UNH to 49.1 points, its highest bar score of the season. She capped her night by establishing a first-place 9.9 on balance beam to headline a team tally of 48.925, matching UNH's top beam score of the year.
This marks Carr's first career EAGL weekly award and the third garnered by a Wildcat in 2012. Senior Kate McGeever (Saco, Maine) was named the EAGL Specialist of the Week on Jan. 24, and freshman Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) was recognized as the EAGL Rookie of the Week on Feb. 14.
New Hampshire puts its 9-2 record on the line when it welcomes Maryland, Brown and Bridgeport to Lundholm Gymnasium for the annual UNH Invitational on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.unhwildcats.com.