Women's Gymnastics Nabs Second Win In A Row Against SEMO
Jan. 29, 2005
Cape Girardeau, Mo.- Backed by Jackie Jaworowicz's second consecutive all-around title and individual wins by the Flames in three of the other four apparatus, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's gymnastics team secured their second win in a row with a 192.575-192.275 victory over Midwest Independent rival Southeast Missouri State at Houck Field House on Saturday.
Jaworowicz chalked up her second all-around crown in two weeks with a season-best 38.875. SEMO's Tara Boldt shared the win with Jaworowicz.
The elder Jaworowicz led the team on floor with a 9.775, while her younger sister, Jessie, won the beam title with a 9.875.
Seniors Stacey Magiera and Jennifer O'Neil continued to contribute big things to the UIC cause. Magiera won the uneven bars with a 9.725, while O'Neil came out victorious in the vault with a 9.725. Freshman Ashley Howe continued to make a mark early on in her rookie year with a 9.7 on vault, while Jackie Jaworowicz's 9.65 in the event gave UIC a top-three presence in the vault rankings.
In earning the team's best total tally of the young year with a 192.575, the Flames posted team season-bests on uneven bars (47.925) and balance beam (48.925) thanks to what UIC co-head coach Peter Jansson called "the best" team beam performance he has seen in his 15-year tenure at the school.
"It was truly incredible," said Jansson. "Unbelievable."
Jansson was pleased to get the first Midwest Independent meet out of the way with a win.
"It was good to get the first conference victory," Jansson said.
UIC returns to action on February 5th when the Flames travel to Champaign, Ill., to take on the Fighting Illini of Illinois in an in-state rivalry battle at Huff Hall beginning at 7 p.m.