GAME DAY: Gymnastics gears up for Senior Day meet vs No. 17 Arizona
New Hampshire (11-3, 4-1 EAGL) vs No. 17 Arizona (10-5, 3-3 Pac-12)
March 11, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. • Lundholm Gymnasium • Durham, N.H.
LAST TIME OUT: DURHAM, N.H., • MARCH 3, 2012 - Kayla Gray was the top performer on the balance beam and Austyn Fobes recorded the highest score on the uneven bars to lead UNH to a season-high score of 195.800 and a second-place finish at the UNH Invitational at Lundholm Gymnasium. Bridgeport won the meet with an overall team score of 196.350. UNH was followed by the University of Maryland (194.875) and Brown University (191.575).
Gray was awarded UNH's Katie Baldwin Expression Award. She tied her personal best on the balance beam with her winning judgment of 9.900 and recorded a career-high 9.850 to finish as the top 'Cat – and fifth overall – in the floor exercise.
UNH began the meet on vault and was led by Ali Carr, who finished third on the event with a 9.850. Jillian Hudson equaled her personal best of 9.825 to finish sixth. The Wildcats' team score of 48.850 was second to UB's 48.875.
Fobes led a quartet of 'Cats among the top six scorers on bars with a mark of 9.900. Erika Rudiger performed a personal-best 9.850 to tie teammate Danielle Reibold for fourth place. Jen Aucoin placed in a three-way tie for sixth place at 9.825, which marked a career high. New Hampshire tallied a season high of 49.200, which was also the top score of the night.
The Wildcats then competed on beam, where Gray tied for the top mark with Bridgeport's Sasha Tsikhanovich. Carr was UNH's next top performer in a tie for fifth place at 9.750. The 'Cats finished with a team score of 48.750, which was second best to UB's 49.100.
UNH finished the meet on floor exercise, where Gray and Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Md.) were the top 'Cats at 9.850. The Wildcats were third best on the event with an aggregate score of 49.000.
2012 Senior Day Bios
ALI CARR: The senior co-captain closes out her illustrious career as one of the most successful gymnasts in school history. Ali holds a share of UNH's all-time high score on uneven bars (9.950) and has been the leader of the vault lineup during her senior campaign. Carr executed a personal-best score of 9.875 on vault for a first-place fin- ish vs Pittsburgh and has either held or shared the top team tally in vaulting for seven of the team's nine meets in '12. The Chelmsford, Mass, native has added first-place scores on bars (vs Pitt), beam (twice, including a PB 9.9 vs West Virginia) and has earned both the EAGL Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 28) and the Katie Baldwin Expres- sion Award (Jan. 21) this year. Ali is a two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and a two-time member of the EAGL All-Academic Team who earned All-EAGL First Team distinction on vault and Second Team on bars last season. She then went on to claim EAGL All-Tournament Second Team on bars and has twice competed in NCAA Regionals.
KATE MCGEEVER: The senior floor-exercise specialist worked her way into the floor lineup as a junior in '11, tying for fourth place on two occasions. This year Kate set a personal best with a 9.90 to finish in first place against Pittsburgh, leading to her selection as the EAGL Specialist of the Week and a share of the Katie Baldwin Expres- sion Award for that meet. McGeever also tied for first place on floor in a road quad-meet at Pennsylvania. She is a two-time member of the EAGL All-Academic Team and was a 2011 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
TASIA PERCEVECZ: Tasia is enjoying her third straight season as a member of the floor lineup. She set a personal best by scoring a 9.80 at the 2011 UNH Invitational to tie for second place in that quad-meet and matched that score earlier this season in a tri-meet featuring Brown and Yale. Her season-best floor finish was fourth place against Pittsburgh. Percevecz even stepped in to join the vaulting squad for three straight weeks in the middle of the season, hitting for a career-high 9.70 against Brown and Yale.
DANIELLE REIBOLD: Danielle closes out her remarkable home career Sunday afternoon as one of the most impressive student-athletes to ever wear a UNH uniform. A three-time member of both the NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and EAGL All-Academic teams, in addition to being a 2010-11 nominee for the Women's At-Large Academic All-America District 1 team, Reibold has proved her unwavering commitment to the classroom. Her gymnastics achievements are equally impressive, begin- ning with her freshman season accolades in '09: EAGL All-Tournament First Team on bars and beam and All-EAGL Second Team on bars. A year later, Danielle was tabbed to the All-EAGL First Team on bars and EAGL All-Tournament Second Team on bars. During her junior season, she once again garnered All-EAGL First Team honors on bars and tied for second place at the EAGL Championship on that apparatus to secure All-Tournament First Team for the second straight season. As a senior, Reibold scored a personal-best 9.875 on bars to post the high score in the tri-meet at Penn. She has notched a share of first-place on bars in three other meets and tied for first place on beam in the season-opening victory against Rutgers.