Oct. 4, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Pitt gymnastics has released its 2013 schedule, as announced by head coach Debbie Yohman on Tuesday. The schedule consists of five home meets, as well as the teams' Blue-Gold meet to kick off the season on Dec. 8.
"There is a lot of travel on our schedule this year, but we are really looking forward to the Chicago Style meet," said Yohman. "It is a trip to Region 5, where more than a few of our kids are from, and it gives us the chance to meet some teams we don't typically see.
"We will also face every EAGL team on the schedule, which may not happen again as we move to the ACC for the 2014 season. With a lot of quad meets in the mid-season we will get to compete against many schools who will be vying for the same Regional spots to which we aspire, so GO Pitt!"
Following Pitt's Blue-Gold meet on Dec. 8, the Panthers open the regular season with West Virginia on Jan. 11 at Fitzgerald Field House. The following weekend, Pitt hosts Maryland, Temple and Cornell on Jan. 19 for the squad's only home quad meet of the season. The meet will also serve as the team's annual Think Pink meet to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
Pitt rounds out its home schedule with North Carolina on March 2 for Alumni Night, Michigan State on March 8 and the Auburn Tigers come to town on March 16 for Senior Night.
The Panthers will be on the road for five consecutive meets mid-season, including at Penn State on Jan. 26 with Iowa and Rutgers. Pitt then travels to Rutgers on Feb. 2 with Brown and Southern Connecticut.
On Feb. 8, Pitt will take part in the Chicago Style Invitational, which is hosted by the Illinois Gymnastics Institute at Navy Pier in Chicago. The Panthers will face Illinois State, Arizona and Texas Women's University.
Pitt travels to N.C. State on Feb. 16 for a meet with Bowling Green, George Washington, North Carolina and William & Mary. On Feb. 22, Pitt is at Maryland with George Washington and Bridgeport.
Pitt's final East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship will take place on March 23 on the North Carolina campus, while the NCAA Regional meet will be held April 6. Possible locations include: Oregon State, Oklahoma, Florida, Ohio State, West Virginia or Alabama. UCLA will host the NCAA Championships from April 19-21.
|Sat. Dec. 8||Blue-Gold||1 p.m.|
|Sat. Jan. 11||WVU||7 p.m.|
|Sat. Jan. 19||Maryland/Temple/Cornell||7 p.m.|
|Sat. Jan. 26||@ Penn State w/Iowa/Rutgers||7 p.m.|
|Sat. Feb. 2||@ Rutgers w/Brown/Southern Connecticut||6 p.m.|
|Fri. Feb. 8||@ Chicago Style
w/Illinois St./Arizona/Texas Women's Univ.
|Fri. Feb. 16||@ N.C. State w/Bowling Green/George Washington, North Carolina/William & Mary||7 p.m.|
|Fri. Feb. 22||@ Maryland w/George Washington/Bridgeport||7 p.m.|
|Sat. Mar. 2||North Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Fri. Mar. 8||Michigan State||7 p.m.|
|Sat. Mar. 16||Auburn||7 p.m.|
|Sat. Mar. 23||EAGL Championships @ UNC||2 p.m.|
|Sat. Apr. 6||NCAA Regionals
@ Oregon St./Oklahoma/Florida/Ohio State/West Virginia/Alabama
|Apr. 19-21||NCAA Nationals @ UCLA||N/A|
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