Gymnastics Senior Day to be Sunday
Feb. 27, 2004
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Sunday afternoon will be the final chance for Southeast fans to see the 2004 gymnastics squad in action. It will also be the final home performance for seniors Ashley Godwin and Jacklyn Doebbler and junior Traci Jo Flippo as they will be honored at the meet.
Southeast will face off against rival Illinois State at 1 p.m. Sunday at Houck Field House at will try to improve its record to 10-2 on the season. The Otahkians will also have a chance to close out the home portion of the schedule with a perfect 5-0.
Illinois State hosted Southeast earlier this month, and the Otahkians brought home a pair of victories over ISU as well as Wisconsin-Oshkosh. That meet was the beginning of four consecutive wins for Southeast. If the Otahks make it five on Sunday, it will be the largest win streak for Southeast this year.
"The team is looking forward to this weekend's competition," said head coach Tom Farden. "Illinois State is always a great program to compete against."
As well as getting a chance to watch the record-breaking 2004 squad, fans will be able to get their final chance to see Doebbler, Flippo and Godwin.
"Jacklyn, Traci and Ashley have been a crucial part of the rebuilding process since I came here," Farden said. "I hope that a lot of fans show their appreciation and support and come out to this weekend's meet."
Doebbler and Flippo have been two of the most consistent performers for Southeast over the past years, while Godwin has helped to re-write the Otahkian record books. The senior holds the school record in uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and the all-around.
Godwin's most recent achievement into the Southeast record books was two weeks ago when she scored a perfect 10.0 on the floor.
Sunday's match up with Illinois State will be free to all children under18. The action begins at 1 p.m. at Houck Field House.