Dodds, Barr and Bodenheimer Claim Final EAGL Weekly Honors of 2012 Season

 EAGL Week 11 Release

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 20, 2012) – Maryland sophomore Katy Dodds has been named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week. NC State senior Brooke Barr earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors, while Pitt freshmen Haley Bodenheimer was named the EAGL Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season.

The 2012 EAGL Championship will be held this Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m., at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Field House. The All-EAGL first and second teams, as well as the league’s top award winners, will be announced on March 23 at the championship banquet.

Katy Dodds

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

Maryland sophomore Katy Dodds tied her vault career high of 9.9 for the third time this season and finished fourth at Penn State on March 17. She finished behind PSU’s combo of Sharaya Musser and Madison Merriam, who rank fifth and 28th, respectively, nationally on vault, and fellow Terp Ally Krikorian, who is tied for 32nd. For the fourth time in the past five meets, Dodds scored a 9.875 or higher on floor, as she tallied a career-best 9.9 and placed second behind the eighth-rated Musser. She also earned 9.75 on bars.

EAGL Specialist of the Week – Brooke Barr, Senior, NC State

NC State senior Brooke Barr earns her third league honor of the season after finishing first on vault at William & Mary on March 16 with a 9.875 score; the win was her fourth of the season. Barr has scored a 9.8 or better on vault 11 times this season. She also finished second on floor with a 9.85 for her sixth podium finish in the event.

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

Pitt freshman Haley Bodenheimer scores her fifth award of the season, third straight, after winning the all-around title at Ball State on March 15 with a 39.075 score; the mark is her fourth 39.0-plus score of the season. She also won vault (9.825) and bars (9.725) and finished second on floor (9.8). She rounded out her day with a fifth place, 9.725 beam showing.