WVU Gymnastics caps road swing at Bowling Green

By Olivia Sneed, wvusports.com

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University gymnastics team caps its three-meet road swing with a trip to Bowling Green on Sunday, Feb. 11. Joining the Mountaineers at BGSU will be Eastern Michigan and Fisk. Competition inside the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, is slated for 1 p.m. ET
 
Sunday’s action will be streamed live on YouTube, while live stats also are available at WVUsports.com.
 
WVU is set to meet Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan for the second time in the last two seasons, after competing against both teams in 2023. The Mountaineers earned wins over both squads inside the WVU Coliseum last season, topping EMU, 196.375-194.05, on Jan. 29, and BGSU, 196.575-194.8, on Feb. 19. Overall, West Virginia leads Bowling Green 11-5 in the series and Eastern Michigan 6-1. The Mountaineers and Fisk are set to compete for the first time in program history.
 
Last time out, WVU fell to BYU, 196.475-193.5, in its Big 12 Conference opener inside the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah, on Feb. 2. The Mountaineers (3-4, 0-1 Big 12) were forced to overcome obstacles throughout the meet, with their highest event score of the night coming on floor exercise with a 48.95. West Virginia added scores of 48.075 on vault, 48.225 on the uneven bars and 48.25 on balance beam.
 
A season-high 9.85 from senior Kiana Lewis paced the vault lineup, and freshman Amber Lowe led the bars squad with a 9.725. Freshman Julia Brown’s 9.75 was the squad’s top score on beam, and a 9.825 from Lewis paced the floor rotation. Lewis finished in a tie for first on vault, while junior Brooke Alban’s career debut on the all-around (38.725) was good enough for first place.
 
In the fifth week of the Road to Nationals rankings, the Mountaineers rank No. 52 overall. Leading WVU’s event rankings is the floor lineup, coming in at No. 45 nationally. The floor squad has a season high of 49.25 and an average of 48.910.
 
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