March 19, 2014
PITTSBURGH - Sophomore gymnast Laura Kummerle has been named as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League's Co-Specialist of the Week for her effort last week in a tri-meet win over No. 25 Kent State and Centenary.
Kummerle recorded a career high on the balance beam with a 9.875 and claimed the event title on Saturday night at Pitt's final home meet of the season. The Panthers scored their fourth-highest team score in school history with a 196.125.
"Talk about a comeback," said head coach Debbie Yohman. "Not only did Laura's beam performance earn her career high score, it came a week after the only bad beam routine of her career - she ALWAYS stays on!! So it came in a very high pressure situation, in a very close meet, and she came through for the team as well as for herself."
The Panthers travel to Durham, N.H., for the EAGL Championship meet on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Pearson, Laymon Earn Regional Selections
Chancellor Gallagher Names Heather Lyke Pitt Athletic Director
Pitt Gymnastics Places 5th in EAGL Championship
Panthers Head to NC State for EAGL Championships
Six Panther Gymnasts Named to All-EAGL Teams
Pitt Lands 18 on EAGL All-Academic Team