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Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.

Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

Five Pitt gymnasts earned all-conference honors in the 2020 East Atlantic Gymnastics League, including senior transfer Michaela Burton, who wrapped up her career with three First Team honors for bars, beam and floor.

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Pitt's Michaela Burton, Deven Herbine, Olivia Miller, Alecia Petrikis and Ciara Ward received all-conference honors on Monday.

Swim and dive, gymnastics post historic results over weekend

The men’s swim and dive team made history at the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, finishing with a program-best eighth place.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Pitt swimming and diving and track and field saw their regular seasons end this weekend and posted historic results. Softball, meanwhile, is just getting started with ACC play, but dropped two of three in their first conference series at North Carolina. 

Pitt scores season-high 196 in loss to Flippin’ Birds

Senior Deven Herbine achieved a career-high 9.850 on beam at Monday evening’s meet with Southern Utah.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Despite falling in a dual meet to No. 19 Southern Utah, Pitt’s gymnasts gave head coach Samantha Snider much to be proud about by contributing season-best scores across the board.

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

Senior Michaela Burton holds the highest individual scores for the season on both bars and beam with a 9.850 and 9.925, respectively, and she has earned 10 individual event titles so far.

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News

February 20, 2020

Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.

Petrikis, Washington Jr. take home weekly student-athlete honors

Senior Alecia Petrikis was recognized as the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Alecia Petrikis and Ron Washington Jr. took home Pitt’s Student-Athletes of the Week award on Tuesday after powering their respective teams to winning weekends.

Weekend sports: Gymnastics win at home, track dominates on the road

First-year Ciara Ward competes in the floor exercise.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

February 17, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by resumé-building wins and tight losses. At home, the gymnastics team hosted a victorious tri-meet against Yale and Towson. On the road, the track and field team placed first in several events, wrestling came up short and softball split its weekend in South Carolina. 

Weekend Sports Recap: Softball opens with split weekend in LA

Taleb Rahmani heaves his opponent off the ground. The Panthers won seven out of 10 matches against Virginia Friday.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

Pitt athletics traveled far and wide this weekend, with six teams competing all across the country. While men’s basketball’s win at home over Georgia Tech grabbed most of the headlines, other squads suited up for both conference and non-conference play — and experienced an even mix of results.

Gymnastics, men’s basketball return to win column over weekend

Kellan Stout put Pitt (7-3) up 3-0 over NC State (12-0) at the start, but Pitt eventually fell to NC State 21-12.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by redemption for the gymnastics and men’s basketball squads, while wrestling and women’s basketball fell short of major upsets over ACC foes.

Weekend sports: Pitt teams experience inverse results

Senior Michaela Burton posted a score of 9.875 on the floor exercise, the highest on the day during Pitt’s 193.750-193.225 loss to Ball State.

By Marshall Worth, for the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

Pitt athletics had a busy weekend, as five teams took part in events. While men’s basketball’s win over UNC grabbed most of the headlines, other squads suited up for both conference and non-conference play — and experienced a mixed bag of results.

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