Durkac, Dodds and Bodenheimer Earn Week 5 EAGL Honors

Week 5 EAGL Release

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 7, 2012) - North Carolina junior Elizabeth Durkac has been named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week. Maryland sophomore Katy Dodds earned the EAGL Specialist of the Week honor, while Pitt freshman Haley Bodenheimer scored her second straight EAGL Rookie of the Week award.

EAGL Gymnast of the Week – Elizabeth Durkac, Junior, North Carolina

North Carolina junior Elizabeth Durkac won two individual event titles – all-around and uneven bars – in a three-team meet at Maryland on Feb. 5. The Yorktown, Va., native scored a personal-best 39.15 to capture the all-around and had a 9.825 to win the uneven bars. She eclipsed her previous best score in the all-around by more than a half point. Durkac also finished with a person-best vault score of 9.725 to finish in eighth place and had a 9.8 on beam, good enough for third. She also scored 9.775 on floor for fifth place.

EAGL Specialist of the Week – Katy Dodds, Sophomore, Maryland

Maryland sophomore Katy Dodds tied for second on vault on Feb. 5 with an explosive performance that earned her a 10.00 from the head judge. The Gaithersburg, Md., native finished with a season-high 9.9, good enough for a second-place tie. Dodds followed up her performance on vault with an event-winning and personal-best 9.875 on floor. She also finished 10th on bars with a 9.6 mark.


Haley Bodenheimer (submitted by Pitt SID)

EAGL Rookie of the Week – Haley Bodenheimer, Freshman, Pitt

Pitt freshman Haley Bodenheimer wins her second straight honor after scoring career highs on vault (9.775), beam (9.825) and in the all-around (39.025) on Saturday night in a quad-meet, which included two EAGL teams. Her beam score was high enough for first place, and her all-around score was just 0.05 behind the winning score. Haley has not scored lower than a 9.8 on floor the entire season. Her scores helped lead Pitt to its best team score in two seasons. Haley also scored 9.625 on bars and 9.8 on floor.