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Penn Gymnastics: The Seniors

By David F. Pendrys

The Penn Gymnastics Team had two seniors in last years class, and both made their mark in their careers in Philly. Rachel Graham and Kelly Tan competed on multiple events in their time on the Quaker squad.

Graham, who was a Captain in 2017 competed primarily on Beam and Floor. She had a career high of 9.85 on both FX and Beam, as well as a 9.65 career best on the Vault. She won the 2017 Penn Gymnastics Coaches Award, and was an ECAC All-Academic member all four years of her careers. She advanced to USAG Individual finals several times. She was also part of the 2015 Ivy Classic Championship team.

A Vault of hers can be found on the FloGymnastics site. http://www.flogymnastics.com/video/731754-penn-rachel-graham-9425#.WY-e8VGGNGM

Here’s Graham on Floor in 2016.

Here she is on Beam in 2017.

Kelly Tan specialized on Beam primarily and set a 9.775 career high on the event multiple times. She also notched a 9.675 high on Bars and a 9.7 high on Floor during 2014. She was named an ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2017 and 2016. She qualified for USAG Individual Championships on Beam multiple times.

Tan was a member of the ECAC All-Academic team all four years of her career. In 2014 she was Co-Rookie of the Year for Penn Gymnastics and also named Most Consistent. She was also ECAC Rookie of the Week.

Here is Tan on Beam at the Ivy Classic in 2017.

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