Women’s Gymnastics: Tribe finishes fourth at GW, sweeps All-Around

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William and Mary finished fourth out of four teams at the George Washington Quad Meet Friday, but swept the all-around title led by junior Katie Waldman.

Waldman paced the team in the all-around, posting a 38.450 to go with 38.150 from senior Taylor White and 37.600 from freshman Brianna Greenlow to claim the top three scores in the event.

In addition, the Tribe scored well in other areas, with Waldman and senior Erika Marr earning top-10 scores in vault. Freshman Emma Wiley paced the squad in beam, notching a 9.675, and senior Caroline Caponi added a 9.650. Waldman also led the team in the floor section with a 9.750 and senior Elizabeth Snoddy added a 9.700.

The College’s 48.175 was its highest mark for the bars section on the year and Waldman’s 9.725 was her best score for the season.

The Tribe did record its second-highest team total (191.425) and lost by just four points to the victorious Pittsburgh Panthers (195.700).

The Tribe will take to the gym next in a quad meet at Penn Feb. 16 as it looks to build momentum toward the second half of the season, which includes meets against NC State, Maryland and Temple.

Greenlow was optimistic for the second two-thirds of the season after the meet, noting improvement after each event thus far.

“We’re continuing to build upon each competition and our team is working so hard to hopefully break some records this season,” Greenlow said. “I’m so blessed to be a part of such an amazing family and community and I’m really looking forward to what the rest of the season has in store for us.”

Waldman noted the positive team mojo that has been cultivated over recent events and expressed optimism toward the remainder of the spring season.

“We have a great dynamic,” she said of the squad. “And we get along really well which helps us succeed in the gym. Our meet at GW was a lot of fun because we had a ton of alums there to support us and we got to start on floor where our energy is always super high. It was amazing to win the all-around at a big meet like that but I know that I have so much room to grow and I’m excited to keep building with my team!”