DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team recently announced its competitive 2009 season schedule. The announcement was made by head coach Gail Goodspeed.

            The Wildcats begin the exciting campaign at home vs. EAGL rival Rutgers on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. The meet will give fans a chance to see their favorite veterans, plus several outstanding freshmen competing for the first time for the ‘Cats.

            The following week the squad travels to the University of Pittsburgh. The Jan. 17 meet also features Air Force and Bridgeport. A week later the team will face Bridgeport a second time in Connecticut.

            On Jan. 31 the squad plays host to an outstanding University of North Carolina squad. Last season the ‘Cats posted their best team score in the final season match vs. UNC.

            UNH and UNC will then travel to compete at North CarolinaState on Feb. 7. It will be a challenging meet for the squad as it features five outstanding EAGL teams and provides the Wildcats with a chance to prepare for the EAGL championships, which are hosted by NC State later in the season. The other scheduled teams are Maryland and Towson.

            One of the highlights of every season is the annual UNH-Fox Run Invitational, which will be held at Lundholm Gymnasium on Feb. 14. This season’s meet features Air Force, Bridgeport and Yale. The event begins at 7 p.m.

            The next week will be a challenging one for the squad as they have back-to-back meets on the road. The first is at Maryland on Feb. 20. The next day the team travels to rival Penn.State with Bridgeport and Rutgers.

            On Feb. 28, GeorgeWashingtonUniversity travels to UNH. That meet begins at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gym.

            Following a week off, the ‘Cats will fly to the West Coast. Their March 8 meet, is at UC Davis, along with Sacramento State and Bowling Green.

            The final regular season meet features gymnastics powerhouse Michigan State University in Lundholm Gymnasium. Last year the Spartans finished tied for 18th in the county. The meet is set for March 15 at 1 p.m.

            The Wildcats then travel back to N.C.State for the EAGL Championships on March 21 at 3 p.m. The UNH gymnasts will also be looking to earn the opportunity to compete in the NCAA Regionals on April 14-15.


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