EAGL Honor

West Virginia University sophomore gymnast Mehgan Morris has been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League's (EAGL) specialist of the week.

Morris earned the honor after her performance in helping WVU upset No. 22 Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., last weekend.

Morris, the 2006 EAGL rookie of the year, won the uneven bars and floor exercise by scoring a 9.825 on both events. She also scored a 9.700 in her just second performance of the year on the balance beam.

The Belle, W.Va., native has now won the uneven bars title in six of her last seven competitions.

Morris has competed in all 11 meets for WVU on bars and has posted 10 scores of 9.8 or better, including four 9.9s. She's also been in the lineup on floor in all 11 meets and has scored at least a 9.8 in the last three meets.

Morris enters this week ranked No. 1 on bars in the EAGL with a 9.88 regional qualifying score (RQS). WVU as a team also ranks first in the event with a 48.720 RQS.

North Carolina senior Christine Robella earned her conference-best fifth EAGL gymnast of the week honor. Robella (39.175 RQS) ranks second in the EAGL in the all-around behind Mountaineer senior Janáe Cox, who has a 39.225 RQS and has been named gymnast of the week four times.

West Virginia next competes in the 2007 East Atlantic Gymnastic League (EAGL) Championships on Friday, March 30, in College Park, Md.

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