Friday, March 18, 2016

GW Gymnastics' Drouin-Allaire Named EAGL Gymnast of the Year

Head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham & Cami Drouin-Allaire (r)

From our friends at GW Athletics...

Sophomore Earn's Conference's Top Honor; Foster-Cunningham Named Coach of the Year

George Washington gymnastics sophomore Cami Drouin-Allaire has been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics (EAGL) Gymnast of the Year and head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham was recognized as the conference's Coach of the Year, the league office announced on Friday.

Drouin-Allaire is the first gymnast in program history to earn the EAGL's top honor. It also marks the third season in a row that a GW gymnast has won a major end-of-season EAGL award following Chelsea Raineri (2014) and Jillian Winstanley's (2015) consecutive Rookie of the Year awards.

The top-ranked performer in the EAGL in the all-around (39.330 RQS) and vault (9.875 RQS), Drouin-Allaire also ranks third on floor exercise (9.855 RQS), sixth on uneven bars (9.820 RQS) and 13th on balance beam (9.815 RQS.) She has scored 39.00 or better in the all-around in seven competitions in 2016.

A 2015 National Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Association (NCGCA/W) Vault All-American, Drouin-Allaire has led the EAGL on vault every week since February 1. She has eight career vault routines of 9.90 or better, including two times in 2016.

In total she has won eight event titles during the regular season, including three in the all-around, three on vault and two on floor exercise, while setting new career-high scores on three events in 2016. Drouin-Allaire is also a First Team All-EAGL selection in the all-around, vault, uneven bars and floor exercise and a Second Team selection on balance beam.

Coach Foster-Cunningham won her second career EAGL Coach of the Year award after leading GW to a very successful 2016 campaign.

The honor marks the ninth coach of the year award of her illustrious 31-year tenure as head coach. She is now a two-time EAGL Coach of the Year (2016, 2011), four-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (1988, 1998, 1999, 2001), two-time NCAA Southern Region Coach of the Year (1991, 1992) and the 2015 NCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year.

She has led the Colonials to 24-4 head-to-head record in the 2016 regular season, with the only losses coming to No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 10 Denver and NC State (X2.)

GW enters Saturday's EAGL Championship leading the conference in overall team record, record against EAGL opponents (8-2), overall team RQS (195.905), overall average score (195.695), high team score (196.60), vault RQS (48.950), vault average (48.834), vault high score (49.150), uneven bars RQS (49.020), uneven bars average (48.802), balance beam average (48.980), floor exercise RQS (49.170), floor exercise average (49.080) and floor exercise high score (49.375.)

GW also carries national rankings of No. 20 overall, t-25th on vault, t-24th on uneven bars, 23rd on balance beam and 20th on floor exercise into the weekend.