Jan. 21, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The Pitt gymnastics team has earned its first GymInfo team ranking in school history as they stand at No. 22 after the first two weeks of competition for the Panthers.
"Of course we're excited because our team and staff has been working very hard," head coach Debbie Yohmansaid. "But we know the work needed to stay at this level is just beginning. We remain focused on one weekend at a time with Penn State, Iowa and Rutgers coming up this weekend. The goal is to justify the honor, repeat the kind of performance we just had and pick up tenths wherever we can improve. The three teams we compete against this weekend are very high quality teams so it should be a great meet."
On Saturday night, Pitt scored its sixth-highest mark in school history, and its highest score since 2004 when they recorded a 195.675 in a quad meet with Maryland, Temple and Cornell. Pitt's season-opener score against West Virginia (193.550) is Pitt's highest score in a season-opener in school history.
In addition to Pitt's team ranking, the Panthers are ranked second in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League, the team is ranked first on the floor and uneven bars, third on the balance beam and fourth on the vault in the league standings.
Senior Alyssa Adrian has scored a 9.9 on the floor in both meets this year and has been rewarded with a ranking of No. 8 in the nation on the event. In the conference, she is ranked first, while Lindsay Offuttis tied for second.
Also in the EAGL, Haley Sedgewick is ranked fourth in the all-around. Additionally, Sedgewick and Offutt are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively on the beam, Bri Hogan and Maya Ketner are ranked sixth and seventh on the uneven bars, respectively and freshman Lisa Sotois ranked fifth on the vault.
The Panthers return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 with a quad meet at Penn State with Iowa and Rutgers at 7 p.m. in State College.