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Katie O'Rourke Named EAGL Specialist of the Week




Feb. 12, 2014

PITTSBURGH - Pitt gymnast Katie O'Rourke has been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League's Specialist of the Week for her performance on the road at a Maryland quad meet on Monday night.

O'Rourke, a senior from Springfield, Va., won the floor exercise title with a season-best score of 9.90 and finished third on the balance beam with a 9.825 in a quad meet featuring all EAGL teams (Maryland, George Washington and Towson).

"Katie is certainly doing a solid job this year," said head coach Debbie Yohman. "She's in great shape and hitting consistently on all cylinders. Between her and Lindsay Offutt, and even Laura Kummerle, taking turns on the beam and floor podium from one weekend to the next, that lineup is really building some confidence."

O'Rourke's floor title marked her fourth event title of the young season and her beam score of 9.825 was just 0.050 behind the first place scorer. The honor is her second of the season as she was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week for her efforts against Towson on Jan. 14.

The Panthers will have a short week as they travel to West Virginia on Friday for a 6 p.m. meet with the Mountaineers. The meet will be part of a "Beauty and the Beast" meet featuring wrestling as well.