February 16, 2010

CHELSEA STEINBERG NAMED EAGL GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

DURHAM, N.H.—Junior gymnast Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) was named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Co-Gymnast of the Week following her outstanding efforts as an all-arounder in the University of New Hampshire’s 194.975-188.30 victory over Brown University on Feb. 12. The Wildcats are off to a strong start to the 2010 season with an 8-1 overall record.

Steinberg took first place overall in the all-around with the best four-event total by any EAGL gymnast this season, a career-best 39.350. Her score was also the third-highest mark of the season in the Northeast Region. Steinberg placed first on vault with a score of 9.85 to tie her personal best, fifth on bars with a personal best 9.75, second on beam (9.85) and second on floor with a personal-best 9.9.

Steinberg earned the honor along with West Virginia’s Amy Bieski.

Steinberg and her teammates will return to action this weekend when they travel to compete against Michigan State on Sat., Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The squad will be the host of its next home meet on Sat., Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. Tickets for all UNH home meets are available online at www.unhwildcats.com.

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