Feb. 14, 2007
Providence, RI - Freshman Alanna Kwoka (San Mateo, CA) and sophomore Whitney Diederich (Naperville, IL) both earned ECAC Gymnastics honors after their performances over the weekend. Kwoka was named the ECAC's Rookie of the Week, while Diederich was named the Coaches Choice of the Week.
Kwoka, who competes all-around, shined most on the vault and floor for the Bears this weekend. Kwoka earned a 9.55 on the vault, and a 9.625 on the floor against the tough competition of the University of New Hampshire, Michigan State and West Virginia. She earned a career-high on the floor and all-around, beating her top all-around score (36.925) by half a point.
Diederich, who was sidelined last year due to an injury, has come back strong for the Bears while adding difficulty to both her beam and floor routines. During the meet last weekend, Diederich hit her career-high on floor with a 9.425.
The Bears are back in action at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, when they host Bridgeport.