Interviews: Coach Murphy | C. Williams | K. Canning
In what will be their only home meet of the season, Temple Women's Gymnastics will host the annual Ken Anderson Memorial Invitational in McGonigle Hall on Sunday beginning at Noon. The Owls will welcome the Ursinus Bears and the West Chester Golden Rams for the tri-meet. Live streaming of the meet will be available. [See link above
Now in his sixth season, head coach Aaron Murphy
has his squad on a roll as they have taken finishes within the top two in each of their last two meets, including a meet title at Ursinus back on Jan. 22.
The Owls are fresh off posting their season-high score of 190.800 while at Rutgers last weekend. The total score, which was just short of the hosting Scarlet Knights (192.075) is currently ranked the fourth-best season-high score in the ECAC this season.
Temple is currently ranked sixth in the ECAC with a team average of 188.075.
While Sunday will be the first time that it will compete against West Chester, the Owls have become very familiar with Ursinus this season, as it has competed against the Bears in each of the last two meets.
Temple will be honoring its senior class, as Kaity Watson
, Corrine Williams
and Alexandra Uscatu
will perform for the final time in McGonigle Hall.
Graduate student Katie Canning
is the reigning ECAC Gymnast of the Week. Despite missing the first meet of the season, Canning has rebounded remarkably after sitting out last season to recover from repaired labrums. The Billerica, Mass. native has been Temple's top-finisher in all-around in both meets that she's competed in this season. Canning currenly ranks second in the ECAC in all-around with an average score of 38.550, while ranking within the top 10 on vault and beam.
For more on the upcoming meet, see links above for interviews with Coach Murphy, senior Corrine Williams
and Katie Canning