Watkins, Ham Earn Weekly EAGL Honors
Jan. 22, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - Sophomore Brittni Watkins of the NC State gymnastics has been named East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Week, while senior Diahanna Ham garnered EAGL Specialist of the Week honors.
Watkins, a native of Albany, N.Y., enjoyed a pair of fantastic performances last weekend, starting with a quad meet on Friday, Jan. 17 inside Reynolds Coliseum, followed by a dual meet at Kent State on Sunday. On Friday, Watkins posted scores of 9.825 (vault), 9.800 (bars), 9.900 (beam), 9.850 (floor), and 39.375 (all-around). She set career-best scores on beam and in the all-around to help State tally the league's highest team score of the season with a 195.650.
On Sunday, Watkins once again surpassed her career-best in the all-around she set on Friday, with a 39.400 to capture first place. In addition, Watkins won the vault competition by posting a 9.925, the 12th such score in NC State program history. Her average all-around score of 39.367 is currently ranked 10th in the country.
A native of Boston, Mass., Ham has been honored as the EAGL Specialist of the Week. Ham stood out on vault, contributing a 9.875 in NC State's quad meet on Jan. 17th, before earning an outstanding 9.90 at Kent State on Sunday, Jan. 19th, placing second behind Watkins.
The Pack will return to action on Friday, Jan. 24 against Texas Woman's and William & Mary. The meet will be a part of the Beauty and the Beast event, as the NC State wrestling team will be competing simultaneously inside Reynolds Coliseum. The event is set to begin at 7 p.m.