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Panthers Spotlight: Haley Brechwald, Andin Fosam

Panthers Spotlight: Haley Brechwald, Andin Fosam

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

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 gymnastics coach Debbie Yohman retires after 31 years

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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

Panthers finish fifth at EAGL Championships

By Ted Zhang | Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Pitt gymnasts tumble to dual meet loss at Penn State

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 gymnastics falters, comes in fourth on Friday

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 gymnasts place second in Philadelphia meet

By Kait French | For The Pitt News

February 5, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Pitt gymnastics tumbles further in EAGL with loss to UNC

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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’s Rachel Dugan named EAGL Rookie of the Week

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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,...

Pitt gymnastics conquers No. 21 WVU for first time in 26 years

Pitt gymnastics conquers No. 21 WVU for first time in 26 years

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman knows her team has struggled on the beam, so she decided to try something new at practice this week. “We got [into the Fitzgerald Field House] and I said, ‘Warm up, and then we’re doing a beam inter-squad. We’re just doing a whole lineup of full be...

Buckeyes stick it to Panther gymnastics

Buckeyes stick it to Panther gymnastics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

On a frigid Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Pitt gymnastics team’s season opener got off to a cold start against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Although Pitt participated in an exhibition last month against the Kent State Golden Flashes, Saturday’s competition was the squad’s first official action...

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