Dion And Turk Conclude Regional Competition

Catherine Dion placed 11th in the all-around.
Catherine Dion placed 11th in the all-around.

April 6, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. – UIC gymnasts Catherine Dion and Chantel Turk placed 11th and 16th, respectively at the NCAA Regional competition in Norman, Okla., as hosted by Oklahoma.

"Catherine [Dion] and Chantel [Turk] both did fantastic in today's meet," co-head coach Peter Jansson said. "Chantel showed some of her best sets ever, and Catherine hit all four events. We are so proud of them for how well they represented UIC."

Dion showed her best performance on the beam with a 9.800, where she placed 13th. She notched a 24th-place finish on bars with a 9.775 score. She then tied for 33rd on vault (9.725) and scored a 9.550 on the floor. Dion totaled a 38.850 all-around score to finish 11th overall.

Turk collected a 9.825 on the floor for a 16th-place tie and a 9.800 on vault for a 22nd-place tie. Turk compiled a 9.650 on bars to tie for 39th place and an 8.925 on the beam to place 42nd. The senior put together a 38.200 all-around score for her final collegiate meet and a 16th-place finish.

Oklahoma and Stanford qualified for National competition with scores of 197.375 and 196.800, respectively. Penn State’s Sharaya Musser and Illinois State’s Sami King tied for ninth place and scored a 9.850 to qualify for Nationals, which will take place April 19-21 in Los Angeles, Calif., and will be hosted by UCLA.