Gymnastics Picks Up First Ivy Win of 2002, Defeating Penn 185.80-183.75

Feb. 3, 2002

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Led by freshman Melissa Forziat's second place finish on the Beam and first place finish on the Floor, the Bears defeated host Penn, 185.80-183.75, for their first Ivy win of the season.

The Bears won won three of the four events and had five gymnasts in the top-three to defeat the Quakers. Senior Virginia Nuckols and sophomore Gina Verge tied for first on the vault with a 9.575, while Forziat tied for first on the floor with a 9.70. Senior Jessica Buck took third on the floor with a 9.60.

The Bears had a 1-2-3-4 finish on the Beam with sophomore Jayne Finst's first place 9.75. She was followed by Forziat with a 9.725. Buck took third with a 9.6 and senior Kate Hirschmann-Levy fininshed in fourth with a 9.5.

In the individual all-around, Buck took second with a 37.575 and Finst grabbed third with a 37.45.