UIC Posts Highest Score in Four Years With Win Over NIU

Freshman Cynthia Lemieux-Guilemette
Freshman Cynthia Lemieux-Guilemette

March 1, 2011

Final Stats

The UIC women's gymnastics team tallied the program's highest total in the past four years in a Tuesday-night win over Northern Illinois, 195.100-193.575.  The last time the Flames scored above 195 was on Feb. 25, 2007 in a senior-day triumph over Illinois State with a mark of 195.300.

With only two regular season meets left, the Flames have posted back-to-back season-high scores.  On Sunday, the team recorded 193.775 points in a loss to No. 12 Arkansas and have now five straight meets with marks of 192.150 or better.

"The team is really firing on all cylinders right now," said Head Coach Peter Jansson.  "We are really proud of them."

Against the Huskies, UIC either placed first or tied-for-first in all four events.  Freshman Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette notched a season-best score in the all-around competition as she claimed victory with a mark of 39.175.  She topped all participants in the balance with a score of 9.800 and tied-for-first in the uneven bars, posting 9.825.
Sophomore Chantel Turk matched Lemieux's bar score and took home top honors in the floor exercise with a mark score of 9.875.

Senior Sarah Murray earned a convincing win on the vault as she recorded a 9.825.  Lemieux and Turk tied-for-second, posting a 9.775.

"There were several outstanding individual performances tonight," said Jansson.  "We knew if we got through beam that it was all going to come together."