February 12, 2013

ECAC Division I Women's Gymnasts of the Week - February 9, 2013

(Pictured from left:  Brittanie DeMeno, LExi Schupp, Elyse Shenberger, Tara Kilkenny)

Statistics and results

*Gymnast of the Week*
Name: Brittanie DeMeno
Institution: Temple University
Class: Junior
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Scores from the week:  Temple 190.675
Opponent:  Ursinus 186.975
Vault: 9.575
Bars: 9.550
Beam: 9.575
Floor Exercise: 9.500
All Around: 38.200

DeMeno was a major contributor in Temple’s victory, as she accomplished her career-high 30.200 in the All-Around. Against the Bears, she placed first in the all-around. DeMeno’s combined score included a career-best figure of 9.550 on the uneven bars.

*ECAC Specialist of the Week*
Name:  Lexi Schupp

Institution: Cornell University
Class:  Junior

Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.

Scores from the week:  Cornell 190.625
Opponent(s):  Brockport 187.250, Cortland 186.775, Ithaca 180.125
Bars Score: 9.800

Schupp had her best bars set of the season as she tied with teammate Melanie Jorgensen for the bars title at the annual Big Red Invitational with a score of 9.800. This was the highest score on any event
at the meet.

*Rookie of the Week*
Name:  Elyse Shenberger
Institution:  University of Pennsylvania
Class:  First Year

Hometown: ­ Hummelstown, PA
Scores from the week:  Penn 191.625
Opponent: West Chester 187.750
Vault:   9.525
Bars: ­ 9.750 (personal best)
Beam:   9.675
Floor Exercise:   9.7.25 (personal best)
All Around:  38.675 (personal best)

Stepping up as an all-around competitor for the first time this season, Shenberger won the meet in her debut setting three personal best scores. She led all scorers with a 38.675.  Shenberger also scored her personal best on the floor exercise (9.725) and the uneven bars (9.750).

*Coaches Choice*
Name: Tara Kilkenny
Institution: Temple University

Class: First Year
Hometown: Old Bethpage, N.Y.
Scores from the week:  Temple 190.675
Opponent:  Ursinus 186.975
Bars: 9.675

Making her Temple debut against Ursinus on Sunday, Kilkenny got the nod to perform for the Owls on bars at the last minute, due to an injury to a scheduled performer during warm-ups.  Kilkenny stepped in and was a catalyst for the Owls, who won the competition on bars for the first time this season. Her performance that earned her a score of 9.675 to rank as Temple’s highest in the lineup and third overall in the competition.