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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,...

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

Pitt first-year gymnast Lucy Jones posted a score of 9.575 on the beam in the Panthers' win over No. 21 West Virginia. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

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...

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