WVU gymnastics team present items to Breast Care Center from the “Wendy M. Roach Invitational” Pink Meet

West Virginia University gymnastics held the first-ever “Wendy M. Roach Invitational” Pink Meet Sunday, Feb. 24, at the WVU Coliseum. The meet was named in memory of Wendy Roach, the mother of former WVU gymnast and current student assistant Nicole Roach.
Head Coach Jason Butts and the WVU gymnastics team present items to Breast Care Center staff from the “Wendy M. Roach Invitational” Pink Meet

The Mountaineers scored a season-high 196.55 and finished second behind invitational winner, No. 3 Michigan (196.925). New Hampshire finished third (194.875) and Towson placed fourth (193.15).

All four competing teams wore pink leotards and fans sported pink apparel to support breast cancer awareness. Fans, visiting teams, and various WVU athletic teams brought sundry items (nail polish, books, lotion, socks, etc.) in baskets to donate for patients at the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.

 “(Sunday)’s pink meet was a huge success, and I’m so happy this team was able to put on a worthy performance in memory of Wendy,” said Head Coach Jason Butts. “We also had a great response from the community, and I want to thank all that brought donations. I also want to thank all of the WVU teams in attendance, especially the women’s soccer team, as they helped collect the donations at the door.”

The Mountaineers stay at home and host their second straight quad meet next Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at the Coliseum. WVU will compete against No. 13 Denver, George Washington and Temple.
Release Date: 2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM