East Atlantic Gymnastics League

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East Atlantic Gymnastics League
(EAGL)
East Atlantic Gymnastics League logo
Established 1995
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Members 5
Sports fielded Women's gymnastics
Region East Coast
Website eaglgymnastics.com

The East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) is a collegiate women's gymnastics conference competing at the NCAA Division I level. The league comprises eight universities.

Members[edit]

[a][b][c]

Institution City State Nickname Joined Primary conference Conference
championships
George Washington University Washington District of Columbia Colonials 1995 Atlantic 10 Conference 0
University of New Hampshire Durham New Hampshire Wildcats 1995 America East Conference 1
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina Tar Heels 1995[a] Atlantic Coast Conference 5
North Carolina State University Raleigh North Carolina Wolfpack 1995[a] Atlantic Coast Conference 5
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Panthers 1995[a] Atlantic Coast Conference[a] 0
  1. ^ a b c d e Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Pittsburgh will leave the EAGL and compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference upon Pittsburgh's accession to the ACC. However, with Maryland leaving the ACC it remains to be seen whether the ACC will be able to sponsor gymnastics as a sport.[1]
  2. ^ Maryland will join the Big Ten Conference beginning in 2014.
  3. ^ Rutgers will join the Big Ten Conference beginning in 2014.

Former members[edit]

Institution Tenure Current conference Conference
championships
Towson University 1995–2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference 0
West Virginia University 1995–2012 Big 12 Conference 7
University of Maryland 1995–2014 Big Ten Conference 0
Rutgers University 1995–2014 Big Ten Conference 0

History[edit]

EAGL was formed on July 31, 1995, when nine universities on the East Coast of the United States: George Washington University, the University of Maryland, the University of New Hampshire, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, Towson University, and West Virginia University joined to form a conference solely for women’s gymnastics. In August 1996, the EAGL officially became an affiliated member of the NCAA.

Towson, one of the original league members, left EAGL in 2005 to rejoin the Eastern College Athletic Conference. On February 3, 2012, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced that with the addition of Pittsburgh to the conference it would begin sponsoring a gymnastics championship, withdrawing the membership of the Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Pittsburgh from the EAGL.[1] However, Rutgers and Maryland both joined the Big Ten in 2014, a conference with an established gymnastics championship. West Virginia left the EAGL in 2012 upon joining the Big 12, a conference that also sponsored gymnastics.[2]

Team champions[edit]

Year University Score
1996 West Virginia 194.6
1997 West Virginia 196.0
1998 West Virginia 195.5
1999 North Carolina State 196.05
2000 North Carolina State 196.00
2001 West Virginia 196.375
2002 North Carolina 196.425
2003 New Hampshire 196.75
2004 West Virginia 197.050
2005 North Carolina 195.975
2006 North Carolina 195.325
2007 North Carolina State 195.475
2008 West Virginia 196.050
2009 North Carolina State 195.700
2010 North Carolina 196.025
2011 North Carolina 195.300
2012 West Virginia 196.475[3]
2013 North Carolina State 195.175
2014 New Hampshire 196.375

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ACC unveils scheduling plans for 14-team league". SI.com (Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network). AP. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gymnastics is Ready for the Climb". WVU Athletics. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 EAGL Final Results". EAGL. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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