East Atlantic Gymnastics League

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East Atlantic Gymnastics League
EAGL
East Atlantic Gymnastics League logo
Established1995
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
Members8
Sports fielded
  • Women's gymnastics
RegionEast Coast
Websiteeaglgymnastics.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]

Institution City State Nickname Joined Primary conference Conference
championships
George Washington University Washington District of Columbia Colonials 2004 Atlantic 10 Conference 2
University of New Hampshire Durham New Hampshire Wildcats 1995 America East Conference 3
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina Tar Heels 1995 Atlantic Coast Conference 5
North Carolina State University Raleigh North Carolina Wolfpack 1995 Atlantic Coast Conference 6
Towson University Towson Maryland Tigers 1995[a] Colonial Athletic Association 0
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Panthers 1995 Atlantic Coast Conference 1
Long Island University Brookville New York Sharks 2020 Northeast Conference 0
Temple University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Owls 2020 American Athletic Conference 1
  1. ^ Towson left the EAGL in 2005 and rejoined in 2013.


Former members[edit]

Institution Tenure Current conference Conference
championships
West Virginia University 1995–2012 Big 12 Conference 7
University of Maryland 1995–2014 Big Ten Conference 0
Rutgers University–New Brunswick 1995–2014 Big Ten Conference 0

History[edit]

EAGL was formed on July 31, 1995, when eight universities on the East Coast of the United States: 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.

George Washington University joined the league in 2004. 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] As such, not enough schools fielding gymnastics teams remained in the ACC for that conference to sponsor gymnastics so North Carolina, NC State, and Pitt remained in the EAGL. Towson rejoined the league in 2013. On March 5, 2020, Long Island University announced plans to add a women's gymnastics team for the 2020-21 school year and join the EAGL.[3] On November 14, 2020, Temple University announced it would be leaving the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference to join the EAGL.[4]

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[5]
2013 North Carolina State 195.175
2014 New Hampshire 196.375
2015 George Washington 195.850
2016 Pittsburgh 195.675
2017 George Washington 196.275
2018 North Carolina State 196.625
2019 New Hampshire 195.950
2020 Not Held due to COVID-19 N/A
2021 Temple 196.500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "LIU to Launch Division I Women's Gymnastics". Long Island University. March 5, 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "Gymnastics to Compete in the EAGL Beginning in 2021". Temple University. November 14, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  5. ^ "2012 EAGL Final Results" (PDF). EAGL. Retrieved 13 January 2013.[permanent dead link]