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Gymnast of the year


In an outstanding season for UNH gymnastics, there was a clear leader that stood out among the rest: Danielle Mulligan.

Mulligan has been a top performer for the duration of her collegiate career, and her senior campaign capped off what will go down as a historic tenure at UNH. 

2019 was kind to Mulligan to say the least. She was named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Gymnast of the Week on four different occasions and posted first-place finishes on a meet by meet basis. 

Mulligan completed the trifecta, as she was awarded All-EAGL First Team on bars, beam, and all-around. She completed her first team four-peat on bars and is a two-time first teamer on beam. This was her first season winning first team all-around. This is just another accolade in her lengthy list of achievements. 

Her standout performances during the season were against George Washington University and Yale University. Facing of against GWU, Mulligan placed first in bars (9.900), floor (9.850), and all-around (39.275). It was much of the same against Yale, as she posted identical scores, except for on the beam where she heightened her score to 9.900. 

To stamp her place is collegiate gymnastics history, the senior matched the highest uneven-bar score in EAGL Championship history at 9.950. This was the second year in a row she has accomplished this feat, as she has stayed extremely consistent throughout her four years. 

Mulligan finishes her UNH career with personal bests of 9.900 for the vault, 9.950 on the bars, 9.925 on the beam, 9.900 on the floor, and 39.425 all-around. 

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