This Sunday, Penn will return to the Palestra for its second home competition of the year, hosting North Carolina State, Bridgeport and Cornell in the team’s annual “Pink Meet” to raise breast cancer awareness.
Coming out of nowhere after an injury-plagued freshman season, Caroline Moore has become a sensation overnight for Penn gymnastics, seizing a leadership role for a Penn team that finds itself in the Ivy League’s driver’s seat in a situation that seemed impossible only months ago.
As we get deeper into the second semester, we’ve started to get a firm grasp on the true makeup of Penn’s winter sports teams. Though there unquestionably is still time for certain teams to flip the script, we’ve already seen enough from most squads to judge whether they’re contenders or pretenders at this point. With that said, our sports editors take to the roundtable to debate: which Penn winter team has exceeded expectations the most so far:
After a string of strong showings to start the season, the Penn women’s gymnastics team took a unexpected, tough loss to West Chester University on Saturday by a score of 193.400 to 189.350. The Quakers came into this meet riding an impressive wave of momentum after a historically great performance against Yale.
Coming off a huge comeback against Yale, Penn women’s gymnastics looks to parlay that momentum against a struggling West Chester squad which has lost its last three meets.
The epic last-rotation comeback by Penn gymnastics in its home opener against Yale was certainly a team effort, but the way sophomore captain Caroline Moore put the team on her back was a performance the likes of which Penn Athletics has rarely seen this year.
After trailing for nearly the entirety of their dual meet against Yale on Saturday, the Red and Blue stunned the crowd with a ridiculous effort of 49.025 points in the floor exercise, pulling off a comeback for the ages in the final event and securing an unbelievable 193.575-192.125 win.
Saturday was just the beginning.
After recording its highest team score since February 2015 in the first meet of the season this past Saturday in Washington DC, Penn gymnastics looks poised to have a breakout season in 2017.
Overall, the 2015-2016 season was one of improvement for Penn gymnastics.
Penn gymnastics is looking for a fresh start.
After placing a disappointing fourth place in the Ivy League last season, Penn is hoping to raise its performance level with the help of an impressive group of six new recruits. And if the opening meet of the season was any indication, this class is ready to make an immediate impact to help the Red and Blue get back to the top.
When the Quakers take to the mats for the first time since last weekend’s eye-opening performance with a home showdown against Yale, the task for coach John Ceralde’s squad will be simple: prove to the gymnastics world that the stellar season opener was no fluke.
“I want to be a part of one of the best teams Penn has ever had,” Penn gymnastics freshman Tara Mills told Penn Athletics before the season started.
Through one meet, Mills and her teammates are off to a pretty good start.
Penn gymnastics finished its season not with a bang, but with a fizzle.
Back on the last weekend of February Penn Gymnastics had a chance to defend its Ivy Classic Title.
In their final home competition, Penn gymnastics seniors bid adieu to the Palestra.
While the rest of the University heads away from campus, Penn gymnastics will be staying close to home over spring break.
After last weekend’s disappointing fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championships, the Quakers will head to Temple for a tri-meet this Saturday before hosting Bridgeport for the team’s Senior Meet on March 12.
This weekend Penn gymnastics competed in the Ivy Classic, finishing a disappointing last out of four teams as the squad sought to defend its 2015 title.
Penn football shared its 2015 Ivy title with Harvard and Dartmouth. Penn men’s fencing split a conference title with Columbia and Princeton earlier in February.
Penn gymnastics wants the whole damn thing.
Somehow, Penn gymnastics just gets better every week.
For the third week in a row, the Quakers set a new season-high as a unit, logging a team score of 192.400 en route to a second-place finish behind host Rutgers and ahead of Temple and Ursinus.
With only one week to go until the Ivy League Championship, the Penn gymnastics team heads to New Brunswick, N.J.