Sports preview 2013


After finishing fourth at the NCAA regionals last year, DU should be poised once again to make waves nationally. The team finished the 2012–13 regular season with a Regional Qualifying Score ranking of 196.470, the highest in the program’s history.

Leading the way during the 2013–14 season should be senior Moriah Martin, who is coming off her second consecutive berth as an individual qualifier at the NCAA finals, having advanced in 2013 in the all-around. Martin became the fifth DU gymnast to collect All-American honors.

Although coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart was forced to say farewell to departed seniors Brianna Springer and Simona Castro, the Pioneers of 2012–13 were a largely young team, and the continued development of those athletes should provide a huge boost to DU in 2013–14. Senior Kaitlin Moorhead led the Pioneers with a vault average of 9.871, and junior Nina McGee should be even stronger after turning in a solid season on the heels of a fall 2012 operation to insert steel rods into both shins.

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