Panthers finish third with a 194.875
Alyssa Adrian and Kori Macdonald make the team for the third consecutive year
Pitt scores a 194.250 against No. 12 Auburn's 195.850
Alyssa Adrian wins the all-around
Pitt and the Spartans to meet up at 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House
AS A SENIOR (2013-14)
Competed at NCAA Regionals in floor (9.700) and beam (9.725)...Tied for fourth overall on beam (9.850) at the EAGL Championship, earning First Team All-Tournament honors...Also was named to the First Team All-Tournament in floor scoring a 9.875 to finish fourth overall...Won two individual titles on beam, including a 9.850 score against Towson...Captured five individual floor titles, tying a career-best score of 9.925 against Kent State and Centenary College...Named EAGL Specialist of the Week two times (Jan. 14 and Feb. 11).
AS A JUNIOR (2012-13)
Scored a 9.775 on the floor and a 9.700 on beam at NCAA Regionals...earned a spot on the All-EAGL first team for floor and second team for balance beam...placed fifth on the beam at the EAGL Championships with a 9.825...EAGL All-Tournament First Team on beam...won two event titles including beam in a quad meet at Rutgers on 2/2 (9.850) and floor against Michigan State on 3/8 (9.875)...EAGL All-Academic team for the second consecutive year.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Competed at NCAA Regional Championship where she scored a 9.700 on the floor for the ninth-best score and a 31stplace finish...finished the season as Pitt's top floor competitor with a 9.807 average on the year...scored at least a 9.80 on seven of her final eight meets of the season, including a career-high 9.925 on the road at George Washington on March 3...ranked fifth in the region on the floor and third by the EAGL...also ranked 15thin the region on beam...named All-EAGL Second Team on both floor exercise and balance beam...named to the EAGL All-Academic team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11)
One of the most improved gymnasts for the Panthers throughout the season...All-Tournament First Team on floor at 2011 EAGL Championships, finishing 5th...All-Tournament Second Team on vault at 2011 EAGL Championships...collected five top-three finishes in the regular season including first place on beam against Michigan State (1/16)...set career-high score of 9.85 and 9.825 on floor and vault at 2011 EAGL Championships...held team's highest floor average of 9.753...set career-high of 9.85 on beam against NC State (3/6) which was also the team's season high score on beam...earned 2011 Most Valuable Freshman Award.
Member of Capital Gymnastics National Training Center under the direction of Tatiana Perskaia, Alex Vorokyov and Marina Gerom...three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier (2007-2010)...finished fourth on beam and ninth in the all-around competition at the 2010 Junior Olympics...two-time regional beam champion...2010 Region 7 bar champion...2010 Virginia State beam, floor and all-around champion...2009 Junior Olympic NIT all-around champion and Virginia State Champion on beam...2008 Region 7 beam and all-around champion...two-time Maryland State Champion...selected as a two-time First Team All-District cheerleader...member of the National Honor Society.
Born December 3, 1991...daughter of Patrick and Debbie O'Rourke...has one older brother, Matt...media and professional communication major.
CAREER HIGH SCORES
Vault - 9.825
Balance Beam - 9.85
Floor Exercise- 9.925
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