Newly appointed to the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee and the 2017 Southeast Regional Head Coach of the Year, Vicki May just completed her eighth season the helm of the Towson Gymnastics program. May has worked tirelessly to ensure that her team excels on the competition floor, in the classroom and in the community. The Tigers finished fourth at the 2018 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) championship highlighted by junior Mary Elle Arduino winning the balance beam title with a school record of 9.95. The 2018 season’s RQS of 195.120 is the highest in program history thanks to 21 career high scores recorded throughout the season. Five gymnasts have been selected to the NCAA Regional competition at North Carolina State University.
In 2016, Towson placed sixth at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship as freshman Aysia Sharif won the floor exercise title with a career-best 9.925, which ranks fifth in all-time program history. Four Tigers earned All-EAGL honors while 10 gymnasts were named to the All-EAGL Scholastic Team. For the second-straight year, Tyra McKellar was selected as an all-around specialist to the NCAA Regionals, this time held in Athens. Freshman Mary Elle Arduino was named a balance beam specialist for the Athens Regional to complete an impressive freshman season. Arduino matched the program record on beam with a 9.925 score, becoming just the third Tiger in program history to earn that score and the first since 2008. Arduino also recorded the best season average on beam in program history (9.777).
In 2015, the Tigers finished tied for third-place at the EAGL Championship, the team’s highest postseason finish since 2001. Chliszczyk earned EAGL Coach of the Year honors as Towson had 10 gymnasts earn spots on the all-tournament team. Seven Tigers were also awarded All-EAGL honors while 12 Tigers earned All-EAGL Scholastic Team honors. Three Tigers competed at the NCAA Auburn Regionals as freshman Tyra McKellar capped an impressive freshman campaign with being selected as the all-around specialist. Senior Lauren Ross (beam) and junior Katie Sassa (vault) were also selected as event specialists.
The Tigers posted a season-high 193.375 at the EAGL Championship meet for an eighth-place finish in 2014. Ten members of the team were selected to the All-EAGL Scholastic Team, led by Lauren Ross who was named EAGL Scholar Athlete of the Year. Three Tigers earned spots on the All-EAGL Second Team for the all-around, including Samantha Lutz, Lauren Ross and Bailey Gallagher.More Info...