Lyren Qualifies for Div. II ChampionshipsBy Catherine Rocchio
Julie Lyren '93, captain of the women's varsity gymnastics team, has become the first MIT woman gymnast ever to qualify for the Division II National Gymnastics Championships. The Championships are being hosted by Springfield College and will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m.
Lyren, after taking All-American Honors at the Division III National Championships in River Falls, Wis., in March, qualified for the individual all-around championship because her season-long average score of 35.54 ranked her sixth among all Division II and III individual gymnasts. Lyren will be competing against Division II level athletes from Seattle Pacific, Texas Woman's University, University of California Davis, Centenary College, Sacramento State, University of Alaska Anchorage, the Air Force Academy, and Winona State as well as local rivals at the University of South Connecticut and Springfield College.