Panthers will compete on April 7 at N.C. State
Panthers earn 12 all-tournament team honors
Alicia Talucci named team MVP
Panthers host the one-day meet
Senior Lisa Taylor is a four-time honoree
AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Competed on bars in every meet and on beam five times for the Panthers...Season & career high of 9.6 on beam against UNH (1/23)... Hit season-high on bars with a 9.825 at No. 11 Penn State (2/6)...Collected two top-three finishes during the season...Member of 2011 EAGL All-Academic Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Did not compete due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
One of the Panthers' most consistent performers on bars, Varela carried the third-highest average on the team at 9.625...Selected to the All-EAGL second team for uneven bars...Set season and career-high score of 9.850 against NC State on February 1, which ties the teams highest uneven bars score...named to the All-Tournament second team for uneven bars...Shared 2009's Most Improved Gymnast honors...Also competed on vault twice, registering a season-high of 9.650 in the season-ending meet at Maryland.
Member of Hills Gymnastics for five years, competing under the guidance of Kelli Hill and Kirk Morris...a three-time Level 10 Junior Olympic qualifier (2005-07)...placed second at regional's as a Level 9...second at Maryland state competition as a Level 10 in 2007...member of the honor roll and graduated one year early from Magruder High School.
Born December 28, 1990...daughter Wendy Weigant...has two brothers, Eric and Eben and one sister, Celia.
Liberal Studies and Education
Career High Scores:
Uneven Bars - 9.850
Balance Beam - 9.6
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