January 19, 2010


DURHAM, N.H.—Senior Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team was named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Specialist of the Week for her outstanding efforts in the Wildcats’ first-place victory at its own UNH Invitational on Jan. 17 at Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH won the meet with a season-high score of 195.0.

LaFountain recorded first-place finishes on the balance beam (9.850) and in the floor exercise (9.925) to lead the ‘Cats to victory over Ball State, Utah State and Yale. Her score of 9.925 on floor was a career-best for her, topping her previous career-high of 9.9.

LaFoutain is presently ranked fifth in the league in the floor exercise with an average of 9.812 in two meets.

The Wildcats will return to action this week on the road at Brown along with Southern Connecticut and MIT on Sun., Jan. 24. The meet begins at 1 p.m.

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