After tough losses against Maryland and Penn State, the North Carolina gymnastics team bounced back by recording a season-high 195.650 points in its victory against Pittsburgh on Sunday, which coach Derek Galvin attributed to one factor — confidence.
“They’ve had more opportunities to train their routines, we focused on things that help you maintain balance, things that help you create more power,” Galvin said. “Going through those things in practice, they knew they were ready.”
Junior Zoya Johnson finished first in both vault and uneven parallel bars with scores of 9.825.
“In practice we’ve just been focusing on confidence, trying to bring everything that we do in the separate meets all together.” Johnson said.
Junior Krista Jasper performed exceptionally, contributing an all-around score of 39.050, her first score above 39 in her college career. Jasper placed second trailing only junior Morgan Evans, who scored 39.225 behind a strong second half of the meet on beam and floor exercise.