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Eagles, Morris Have strong Showing At Nationals
Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2005
LA CROSSE - Alison Eagles (Sr. -Shoreview, MN/Mounds View) and Lynn Morris (Jr. -Monticello, IN) each earned All-American status in two events at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Nationals concluded here today at Mitchell Hall.
Eagles earned third place in the floor exercise with scores of 9.650 and 9.675 for a total of 19.325. Lindsey Marranca of SUNY-Cortland took first with a 19.400. Eagles took fourth in the vault competition with two scores of 9.450 to finish at 18.900. SUNY-Brockport's Carrie Santore took first in the event for the second straight year with a score of 19.175.
Morris took third on the balance beam with scores of 9.750 and 9.450 to finish at 19.200. La Crosse's Jennifer Houle won the event setting a NCGA record with a 19.525. Morris took fifth in the uneven bars with a 9.175 and a 9.200 for a combined 18.375. Nina Schubert of La Crosse won the event for the second consecutive year with a score of 19.300.
Eagles finishes her Blugold career with four All-American honors. She was an All-American in the vault and all-around competitions in 2003 along with the floor exercise and vault honors this year.
Morris has now earned six All-American honors in her three-career. This is the third consecutive year she placed on the balance beam while she also placed in the uneven bars in 2003 and the all-around and uneven bars this year.
Barb Gibson of La Crosse was named Coach of the Year following the event while Amanda Parker of Gustavus Adolphus was named Senior Athlete of the Year.
- JL -