Terp of the Week: Stephanie Giameo
Although every gymnastics apparatus is daunting, there's something aboutbalance beam that seems particularly scary. With just four inches to maneuver on, the difference between sticking a landing and falling can come down tocentimeters.Stephanie Giameo not only embraces the beam, she thrives on it. The
never scored less than 9.725."I've been pretty consistent overall," said Giameo. "Being confident in every eventis really important. You have your best event and your favorite event, but youhave to keep focused on everything." Although Giameo is a rock on beam, she cites floor exercise as her favoriteevent. In the Terps' last meet against NC State, New Hampshire and Towson,Giameo tied her personal-best with a 9.825 in the event."Floor is my favorite," said Giameo. "I have a lot of fun on floor. Smiling the wholetime and showing off the dance, it really pumps up the crowd."Giameo earned East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Weekhonors for her all-around performance. In her first season on uneven bars,Giameo is averaging 9.735 in the event."I'm really excited," said Giameo of her success. "It shows how your hard workpays off. Every week we've had gymnasts win [personal honors] and it showshow good we've been."Right now Giameo is focused on keeping the Terps as one of the top teams inthe nation.