Four Flames Round Out 2005 Season At NCAA South Central Regional
April 9, 2005
Lincoln, Neb.- Four members of the University of Illinois at Chicago women's gymnastics team wrapped up the 2005 campaign in style on Saturday night, putting up excellent performances as individual qualifiers at the NCAA South Central Regional at the University of Nebraska's Bob Devaney Sports Center.
UIC saw two of its seniors turn in their final collegiate performances as Jennifer O'Neil and Jackie Jaworowicz competed as individual all-arounders. O'Neil placed 13th in the all-around with a total of 37.925, while Jaworowicz placed 15th with a 37.800.
O'Neil posted a 9.525 on vault, a 9.8 on uneven bars to tie for 16th place, an 8.85 on beam and a 9.75 on floor exercise to round out her outstanding four-year career with the Flames.
A three-year veteran and relative newcomer to the all-around after making her collegiate all-around debut last season, Jaworowicz vaulted to a score of 9.45, posted a 9.575 on bars, turned in a 9.65 on beam and scored a 9.125 on floor.
While UIC received showings from O'Neil and Jaworowicz for the final time, sophomores Rachael Zelinski and Jessie Jaworowicz provided a pleasing peak at the future with their closing performances of career seasons at the regional.
Zelinski competed on floor exercise, turning in a stellar 9.8 in the event that eventually tied for 15th amidst a crowded and talented field.
The younger Jaworowicz turned in a nice 9.6 score on beam.
Michigan won the South Central Regional with a 196.600, followed by the host Huskers with a 196.300.