Temple University


WASHINGTON, DCTemple University gymnastics tied the fourth-highest score (196.025) in team history and first place after Saturday’s first session of the 2022 EAGL Championships, but as the talk settled, they came in third-place finish behind George Washington University (196.325), and Towson ( 196,075).

“The team did an awesome job today. To get the fourth-highest score in school history and getting a podium finish after being the seventh seed going in is incredible.” said the head coach Josh Nilson. “I asked them to give everything they had, and they did! As a coach I couldn’t have asked more from them.”

HOW IT HAPPENED
> The Cherry and White led throughout the four rotations on Saturday’s early session as they scored 196,025, the second-best score of 2022 and just behind its school record of 196,675 that was set on Feb. 25 at NC State.
> The Owls combined for 12 9.8’s or better on the day, only behind the Feb. 25 meet at NC State when they scored 16.
> At the end of the evening, sophomore Brooke Donabedian and senior Julianna Roland came away second-place finishes overall on the floor and vault, respectively.
> Donabedian came close to tying the school record once again on the floor when she tallied a 9.925, just .025 away from the school record score of 9.950 she tied earlier in the season.

BARS
> Temple came out after rotation one when they put together its fourth-best score of the season, 48,975.
> Freshman Sarah Stallings led the way for Owls on the bars as she scored a 9,850, her sixth 9,800 or better score this season.
> Senior Ariana Castrence anchored the squad with a 9,800, also the sixth time this season she marked a 9,800 or better.
> Freshman Hannah Stallingssenior Caitlin GrayDonabedian rounded out the Cherry and White scores with 9,775’s.

BEAM
> The Owls scored a 48.975 for the second time in as many rotations, continuing to hold off the other three teams, while totaling a 97.950 after two rotations.
> Senior Ariana Castrence led the beam team with a 9.875. The Waldorf, Md. native has now scored a 9,800 or better in nine of the 11 meets she’s competed in this season.
> Of the six TU gymnasts, the final four, including Donabedian, Hannah StallingsCastrence, and Roland all secured 9,800’s or better in their routines.
> Donabedian received her fifth (9,825), Stallings her eighth in 12 meets (9,800), and Roland anchored the team with her sixth (9,800) 9,800 or better this season.

VAULT
> Julianna Roland led the Owls to a 48,775 in the final rotation when she scored a 9,850, the eighth time this season she’s scored a 9,800 or better on the vault this year.
> In only her third meet of the season competing on the apparatus, senior Tori Edwards earned a season-high 9,775.
> Freshman Anna Hill scored a 9,750, the fifth time this season she’s tallied a 9,775 or better mark.
> It was the second consecutive meeting Hannah Stallings would score a 9,725, the eighth time in 13 meets she’s achieved that result.

FINAL TEAM SCORES
1. GW – 196,325
2. Towson – 196,075
3. Temple – 196,025
4. NC State – 195,625
5. UNC – 195,550
6. UNH – 194,400
7. LIU – 193,950
8, Pitt – 193,575

2022 ALL-EAGL TOURNAMENT TEAM
> Temple came away with 10 on the 2022 All-EAGL Tournament, including four on the first team on their respective events.
> Julianna Roland spirit Brooke Donabedian led Temple with multiple selections.
> Roland (vault), Sarah Stallings (bars), Ariana Castrence (beam), Donabedian (floor) all came away with first team honours.
> The Owls added six on the second team, including Donabedian (beam), Hannah Stallings (beam), Julianna Roland (beam), Julianna Roland (floor), Tori Edwards (floor), duck Renee Schugman (floor).

First Team
Vault

Julianna Roland – 9,850

Bars
Sarah Stallings – 9,850

Floor
Brooke Donabedian – 9,925

Second Team
Beam

Brooke Donabedian – 9,825
Hannah Stallings – 9,800
Julianna Roland – 9,800

Floor
Julianna Roland – 9,850
Tori Edwards – 9,850
Renee Schugman – 9,850

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