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Panthers Spotlight: Haley Brechwald, Andin Fosam

Despite it being her first collegiate meet, first year Haley Brechwald gave an outstanding performance in the gymnastics home meet against Oregon State last Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

The Pitt women’s gymnastics and track and field teams were both in action over the first weekend of the new semester. One of the program’s most established stars lifted the Panthers on the track, while a fresh face provided a boost for the Panthers in the gym. Haley Brechwald Despite losing a close compe...

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

Pitt gymnastics’ best performance emerged on the floor during its 194.850-194.125 loss to Oregon State Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

While most of Oakland hunkered down because of the winter weather, three teams were in action on campus over the weekend. The track and field squad traveled to an equally snowy State College. The women’s basketball team earned its first ACC win, and the track and field team secured 22 top-five fi...

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

Rozelle Nix (25) became the fifth player to transfer from the men's basketball team this offseason, announcing his decision Tuesday. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

It was a busy couple of weeks for Pitt athletics, as the spring teams’ seasons come to a close and the football team had players up for the NFL draft. Here’s a rundown of everything that you might have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

Pitt gymnastics coach Debbie Yohman retires after 31 years

Pitt junior Dani Hall was a member of Yohman's 2015-16 team, the first in program history to win the EAGL Championship.  Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

Pitt gymnastics coach Debbie Yohman retired Tuesday morning after leading the team for more than three decades. Yohman was only the second coach in the history of Pitt gymnastics — which started in 1975. The program was very successful in her tenure, qualifying for 20 NCAA Regionals since she t...

Panthers finish fifth at EAGL Championships

Pitt gymnastics watch as their teammates compete in the floor exercise on Jan 28. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ted Zhang | Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

Despite benefiting from some standout individual performances, the Pitt gymnastics team couldn't defend its crown as conference title-winners at Saturday’s East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship. Sophomore Brittany West and senior Tracey Pearson had standout performances during Saturday’...

Pitt gymnasts tumble to dual meet loss at Penn State

Tracey Pearson competes against West Virginia on the beam. Pitt won the meet against the No. 21-ranked Mountaineers. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Tracey Pearson’s dynamic floor performance continued a successful season for the senior, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Pitt gymnastics team to victory in a dual meet with the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon.   Pitt (6-10 overall, 0-5 EAGL) fell to Penn State (6-6 overall, 2-3 Big Ten)...

Pitt gymnastics falters, comes in fourth on Friday

Pitt first-year gymnast Rachel Dugan competes on the uneven bars in January. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photograper

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Senior Tracy Pearson was the sole exception to a struggling Pitt gymnastics team this weekend. In a five-way meet in Washington, D.C., Friday, she sprung to a second-place finish in the vault, scoring 9.850 points. The rest of her team, however, was not so impressive. The Panthers (6-9 overall...

Pitt gymnasts place second in Philadelphia meet

Pitt gymnastics watch as their teammates compete in the floor exercise on Jan 28. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Kait French | For The Pitt News

February 6, 2017

Pitt’s gymnastics team captured its first-ever title in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League last year. This year almost half way through the season, the reigning champion Panthers are struggling just to find a win. Pitt (4-4 overall, 0-2 EAGL) came up just short of first place in a quad meet in...

Pitt gymnastics tumbles further in EAGL with loss to UNC

Sophomore Lucy Brett scored a 9.8 on the uneven bars Friday night in a loss to UNC. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2017

Last year, Pitt’s gymnasts won the East Atlantic Gymnastics League title. This year, they have yet to pick up their first conference win. In a meet that came down to the final rotation, the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels eked out a win over the Pittsburgh Panthers Friday night at Fitzgerald ...

Pitt’s Rachel Dugan named EAGL Rookie of the Week

Pitt first-year gymnast Rachel Dugan picked up EAGL Rookie of the Week honors Wednesday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photograp

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

The season may not have started the way the Pitt gymnastics team wanted, but the Panthers turned things around in their second match with a razor-thin victory over the No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers. Pitt has a pair of newcomers — Rachel Dugan and Alecia Petrikis — to thank for its solid start,...

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