SEATTLE, Wash., April 21, 2007—Towson University claimed its first-ever team title at the 2007 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships on Friday at Seattle Pacific University’s Royal Brougham Pavilion in Seattle. With its score of 195.625, Towson became the 10th school in 13 years to earn the team crown.

Tournament host Seattle Pacific finished second with a score of 193.150, while Centenary College was third at 191.675 and 2006 team champion Texas Woman’s University was fourth at 191.650.

Christina Ghani, who won the all-around on Thursday, led Towson with the highest individual score of team finals, a 9.925 on floor exercise. Stacie Hogan and Alise McDonald earned a score of 9.900 on floor and vault, respectively, to help the Tigers to victory.

Seven Towson gymnasts will compete in today’s individual event finals: Jess Hannah, Christine Logan, Jackie Schweitzer, Decelia Willacy, Ghani, Hogan and McDonald. The top five individuals, including ties, from events in each of the two preliminary sessions on Thursday advanced to the individual event finals today at 4 p.m. PT.

The 2007 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships is sponsored locally by Leisure Care Inc.

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2007 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships
Seattle Pacific University
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Seattle, Wash.
April 20, 2007
Day two of three

Team finals
1. Towson University, 195.625
2. Seattle Pacific University, 193.150
3. Centenary College, 191.675
4. Texas Woman’s University, 191.650