No. 27 Gymnastics to Host First Home Meet
The No. 27 NC State gymnastics team hosts its first home meet of the season as they welcome No. 16 Auburn, George Washington, and Texas Woman's University on Sunday, Feb. 3rd. The meet will begin at 1 p.m. in historic Reynolds Coliseum, and will also be featured on ACCSelect.com. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and are free for NC State students and children 17 and under.
The Wolfpack opens its home slate after taking second place at the Governor's Cup in Towson, Md. on Friday. Sophomore Taylor Seaman and freshman Brittney Hardiman put in performances that helped NC State get wins over Maryland and Towson. No. 21 North Carolina took the top spot at the meet, but the state of North Carolina was also the winner in the state versus state match-up. Seaman took the top spot on bars at the meet with a 9.800, and Hardiman took second overall on vault. The Pack is currently ranked on floor (18th), bars (16th), and vault (20th).
No. 16 Auburn comes to Raleigh after a 0.500 point loss to then top-ranked Florida on Jan. 25. The loss put Auburn to an 0-3 (0-3 SEC) record, but the Tigers are still ranked 19th on floor and beam, 22nd on bars, and 13th on vault. Lindsey Puckett leads her team with individual rankings of 25th in the all-around, 16th on vault, and 35th on the floor exercise. Julie Dwyer joins her teammate in the polls holding the 34th spot in the all-around. Auburn holds a 8-1 record over the Pack including a win last year, but the two teams tied at the NCAA Regionals.
George Washington is currently 5-3 (1-2 EAGL) and took third at the West Virginia Quad Meet last weekend after posting solid scores. The Colonials are led by Carolyn Marckesano, who scored a 9.8 on floor in the last meet, and Christa Devine, who swung to a 9.825 on the uneven bars at the same meet. NC State holds a 31-6 record over their EAGL foe.
Texas Woman's University rounds out the quad meet to take on the Pack for the first time in program history. The Pioneers are 1-6 this season, and took third last weekend at a home meet against the Air Force, Denver, and Maryland after posting new school records. Amie Boles scored a 9.900 on floor setting a new school record in the event, and Nicole Poling tied TWU's vault record with a 9.875. Overall, the team performed impressively on the vault at the meet with an overall team score of 48.900.