MORGANTOWN, W.V. – University of New Hampshire sophomore Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) has been named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. It is the first award for Fobes, who earned the floor exercise championship and tied for second place on vault, uneven bars and all-around in UNH's victory at Pittsburgh Sunday night.
Fobes Named EAGL Gymnast of Week
In Saturday night's loss at Penn State, the Howell, N.J., native tallied a team-best 39.025 all-around score, took third place on vault (9.8) and third place on floor (9.8).
Battling an injured ankle during Sunday's triumph over previously-unbeaten Pittsburgh, Fobes registered a 9.8 on vault, a 9.725 on bars, a 9.275 on beam and a 9.825 on floor for an all-around score of 38.625.
Fobes becomes the first UNH gymnast to earn an EAGL weekly honor since then-senior Julie Sauchuk captured the EAGL Specialist of the Week award March 15, 2010. Then-junior Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) was the last Wildcat to be feted as the EAGL Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 16, 2010.
The UNH gymnastics team, with a record of 3-2, returns to Lundholm Gymnasium to play host to the University of Bridgeport this Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. A Kids Club clinic immediately follows the meet. For ticket information, CLICK HERE or call (603) 862-4000, x 5.