Harley Named EAGL Rookie of the Year

DURHAM, N.H.--Freshman Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team received the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Rookie of the Year honors recently.

A first team All-EAGL selection on vault, Harley emerged as one of the Wildcats top gymnasts in the all-around. She was a second team selection in the all-around and had a career high 39.05 in the 'Cats final meet of the season against Towson and Pittsburgh.

Senior Cara Lepper (Southington, Conn.) earned first team All-EAGL honors on the uneven bars and the balance beam for the fourth time in her career. Leppper was one of two gymnasts to receive a unanimous selection on the balance beam. As a freshman, Lepper was honored as the EAGL Co-Rookie of the Year.

Junior Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) made the All-EAGL second team on the vault, uneven bars and the floor exercise. Sophomore Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) was elected to the second team on the vault and junior Suzanne Poretz (Alexandria, Va.) garnered second team honors on the balance beam and the all-around. Junior Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.) was on the second team on the floor exercise.

The Wildcats will compete in the NCAA Region 5 meet at Penn State on April 1. The meet starts at 6 p.m.

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