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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Senior gymnast Jordan Ceccarini tied for first in floor exercise with a score of 9.90.

Coca, Ceccarini earn top spots on the podium at 2021 EAGL Championship

By Tricia Caucci, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
The Petersen Events Center hosted the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championship for the first time in 17 years Saturday night. The seven competing teams — No. 1 NC State, No. 2 Towson, No. 4 Temple, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 6 Pitt, No. 7 George Washington and No. 8 LIU — battled it out to see who would wear the League's crown after the irregular 2021 season.
Pitt gymnastics (6-10-1, 5-7-1 EAGL) won a match against West Virginia (2-7, 0-6 Big 12) on Friday night, beating the Mountaineers by a final score of 195.100-194.675 at the Fitzgerald Field House. However, the team couldn’t maintain momentum and ultimately lost on Sunday by a margin of 196.100-193.400.

Pitt gymnastics celebrates senior night with win over WVU

By Tricia Caucci, For The Pitt News March 15, 2021
After Pitt gymnastics (6-10-1, 5-7-1 EAGL) lost its first match in the three-meet series of the Backyard Brawl, the Panthers came back with a vengeance in match two on Friday night, beating West Virginia (2-7, 0-6 Big 12) by a final score of 195.100-194.675 at the Fitzgerald Field House. But despite their opponent's momentum, the Mountaineers turned out a compelling win on Sunday by a margin of 196.100-193.400.
Junior gymnast Olivia Miller

Miller, Coca star in all-around for Pitt gymnastics despite loss to WVU

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Pitt gymnastics (5-9-1) took the floor of the Fitzgerald Field House for the first of three dual meets against rival West Virginia (1-6 overall, 0-6 Big 12) on Friday night. The Panthers were unable to overcome dazzling floor routines from the Mountaineers in a 195.900-194.175 loss, but an event win for junior Olivia Miller and Coca’s first trip through the all-around category softened the sting of defeat.
Jeff Capel, previous Duke assistant coach and notorious top recruiter, is Pitt’s newest head men’s basketball coach. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

Lyke’s plan: new hires in Pitt Athletics

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2018

In her first year as Pitt’s athletic director, Heather Lyke quickly received a six-year extension to her contract at the end of April. Jumping right into a hectic season, Lyke hired six new head coaches...

Catie Conrad, a senior, was the leading gymnast on bars for Pitt’s gymnastics team this year. Pictured above is Conrad on beams. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Pitt gymnastics sets the bar with record-breaking season

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer April 10, 2018

Looking back on Pitt’s season, it is hard not to be impressed with the progress the gymnastics team has made under first-year head coach Samantha Snider. Despite finishing at a meager 7-18, new program...

Senior Taylor Laymon tied with sophomore Lucy Jones for ninth on bars with a score of 9.850 at the NCAA Regional Championship Saturday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Gymnastics competes at NCAA regional competition

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer April 8, 2018

The Pitt gymnastics team competed in the NCAA Regional Championship in the St. John Arena at Ohio State University Saturday, placing fifth overall out of six teams and finishing with a score of 195.125. This...

Senior Taylor Laymon is expected to step in as senior leader alongside fellow senior Dani Hall. (TPN File Photo)

Balancing act: Panthers gymnastics combine youth and experience

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer January 11, 2018

The Pitt women’s gymnastics team is set to begin the 2018 season under new leadership for the first time in 31 years with newly hired head coach Samantha Snider at the helm. Athletic director Heather...

Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor August 22, 2017

April 28 - Football head coach Pat Narduzzi dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni for disciplinary reasons. April 28-29 - Five Panthers are selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, including James...

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired Snider to replace former coach Debbie Yohman, who retired last month after 31 years at Pitt. (Photo by John Hamilton/Editor-in-Chief)

Samantha Snider named gymnastics head coach

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor June 13, 2017

Pitt gymnastics hired University of Arkansas Associate Head Coach Samantha Snider to be the third head coach in the history of the program Monday. Snider takes over for longtime coach Debbie Yohman,...

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