April 23, 2003
Brown juniors Jayne Finst (Delray Beach, Florida) and Gina Verge (Scituate, Massachusetts) will represented Brown gymnastics at the Northeast Regionals in the All-Around, held at the University of Michigan.
Finst led all of the individual all-around qualifiers, notching a 38.30 in the all-around, good for 15th. She also scored a 9.90 on the floor, finishing in third place in that event. Rounding out the events for Finst was a 9.65 on the vault, a 9.75 on the beam, and a 9.00 on the bars.
Verge scored a 36.925 in the all-around with a high score of 9.45 on the vault. In addition, she notched a 9.25 on the beam, a 9.15 on the bars, and a 9.10 on the floor.
The duo helped to lead Brown to a record-setting season, as the Bears shattered the school record team score, posting a 194.000 in their final meet of the year. In addition, the Bears broke several individual records this season, including the vault (Finst - 9.775) and the All-Around (Finst - 39.175). Finst, who owns the school and Ivy record on the Beam (9.925), also tied the school record on the floor, posting a 9.900 twice this season. Finst, who was named the 2003 ECAC Gymnast of the Year, also posted a season-high 9.825 on the bars, and a season-high 9.900 on the beam.
Verge, who earned ECAC Athlete of the Week honors once this season, had a very successful year, posting career-high scores in all but one event. The improved her vault career-high score by .075, earning a 9.650, and improved her bars score by .225, scoring a career-high 9.800 this season. On the beam, Verge posted a season-high 9.775, just .025 shy of tying her career-high, and posed a career-high 9.775 on the floor, .125 better than her previous personal best. In addition, in the all-around, Verge earned a 38.825, improving upon her career-high by .700.