Two Purple Knights Earn Weekly ECAC Women's Gymnastics Accolades

Two Purple Knights Earn Weekly ECAC Women's Gymnastics Accolades

Danbury, Conn.-For the second time in 2018, a pair of University of Bridgeport women's gymnasts in sophomores Maya Reimers (New York, N.Y.) and Nina Whittaker (Salem, N.H.) has been named recipients of ECAC Division II Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards for their outstanding performances in the Purple Knights' tri-meet win at Brown University on Sunday. February 4.

Reimers has been named the ECAC Division II Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season, as she had a great weekend winning two events for the Purple Knights. She scored a 9.7 on vault and 9.85 in the floor exercise to take first in both of those events. In her final event, balance beam, she hit a mark of 9.7. Reimers was a top competitor for the Purple Knights as they went on to set a season high team score of 194.350.

Whittaker earned this week's ECAC Division II Coaches Choice Award, as she posted a career high this past weekend at Brown with her floor exercise routine garnering a 9.775. The score was good enough to earn second at the event in which the Purple Knights snagged first through fourth. She also competed on vault to earn a score of 9.675 to help the team get a 48.400 for the event.

Up next, the UB women's gymnastics team will have a busy weekend of action beginning on Saturday at Yale's Don Tonry Invitational before the Purple Knights compete in a quad meet at Penn on Sunday.