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Monday, 27 July 2009 12:49

Championships

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Q1: Where are regionals and nationals being held?

A1: The Women's national/regionals sites:

Women's Schedule:  2019-2021

Meet 2019 2020 2021
Nationals Dallas-Fort Worth (TWU) Dallas-Fort Worth (TWU) Dallas-Fort Worth (TWU)
Regionals

Georgia

Michigan

LSU

Oregon State

PSU

OU

Denver

UCLA

UN

WVU

Missouri

Utah

Men

2019:  Illinois

2020:  Michigan

2021:  Minnesota

2022:  OU

Q2: How do Women's teams qualify for Nationals?

A2: In 2019, the format will change.  The Top 36 teams ranked by their Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) will qualify to the Regionals. See Q4 below for an explanation of the RQS.  9 teams will be selected into each of the four Regionals.  The first day, the two lowest rated squads in the Regional will have a "play-in" dual meet to qualify to the Regional semi-final.  Two sessions of four teams will compete on the second day, with two advancing from each session.  Finally, at the Regional Final, the top two (of four) will advance.

The 8 teams will qualify to the National Semi-Finals.  Four teams will compete in each session, with two from each to advance to the "Four on the Floor" final. 

Q3: What is the Women's RQS?

A3: The Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) is determined from the total of a team's best three away meet scores plus top three home or away scores. The high score is thrown out and remaining five are averaged.

Q4: How are Conference meets treated in the RQS?

A4: The host team must count the Conference Meet as a home meet. For the rest, its an away meet.

Q5: How are the Women's teams seeded?

A5: The Women are seeded by criteria established by the NCAA Committee. The final criteria is pending. 

Q6: How do individuals qualify to Women's Nationals?

A5: The women can qualify to Nationals as All-Arounders or Event Winners. The top AAers in each Regional, NOT on a qualifying team advance to Nationals. The top event placer not on an advancing team on each individual event will also qualify.

Monday, 27 July 2009 12:42

General

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Q1: Why was this site created?

A1: This site was originally created to promote the sport of gymnastics at the collegiate level in the United States and to address the lack of information related to the sport. It has evolved to be the primary online news and information resource for Collegiate Gymnastics in the US.

Q2: How is the information on the "Commits" section obtained and verified?

A2: The information on the list comes from public sources, through our news services, from the Web and from direct submissions to this site. Due to NCAA rules, we are unable to verify the information by contacting either the school or the athlete. The athlete, however, is free to contact us, issue a statement or otherwise publicize a decision. Thus, the source of the information frequently comes from these types of announcements, made through other media outlets, at their club, or directly by the athlete's family. However, because of the nature of these submissions, the information shall remain a "rumor" unless otherwise verified through a confirmed press release or written statement, or is reported directly from another source.

Q3: Who was "ISUFan"?

A3: ISUFan was Mari-Rae Sopper, a regular poster to the OOBNess Collegiate Gymnastics Forum. Mari-Rae lost her life on September 11th, 2001 when her flight was hijacked and redirected in an attack on America. Her family has set up a memorial web site for her. You can go there and read more about her remarkable life. Mari-Rae was a star gymnast in high school and at Iowa State. She was an outstanding coach and choreographer at several colleges and clubs, and was about to start her new job as Head Coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Q4: What are common skills competed by the female athletes?

A4: For an idea of skills competed by various gymnasts, please consult the site archives. However, in general, here are some common skills competed by the top 36 teams:

Vaults:

handspring pike front

handspring tuck front 1/2 and pike front 1/2;

Yurchenko layout, layout 1/2 and layout full;

Tsukahara layout 1/2, layout full and tuck 1 1/2 (or layout Kasamatsu)

Round-off 1/2 to front pike (Omelianchik)

Round-off 1/2 to front tuck and pike with a 1/2 twist;

The most common vault is a Yurchenko layout full.  With a change in the rules, we are now starting to see more Yurchenko layout/tuck 1 1/2 twists and even layout double twists.  The front pike 1/2, Omelianchik, and layout Kasamatsu are also growing in popularity

UB:

Circling skills include Stalders, free/clear hip, toe-on handstands. 

Giant swings front and back, blind changes, giant-full pirouettes, Healy turns and more rarely, elgrip/eagle giants

Single bar release:  Jaeger straddle and pike, Gienger, Tkachev, Markelov, Hindorff, Ray, Church

Transition releases:   Shaposhnikova, Maloney, Van Leeuwen, Pak, overshoot to handstand, Bharwaj, Ezhova, straddle back to handstand

Dismounts include a giant full to double tuck/pike flyaway, double layout flyaway, full-in double flyaways, double front, double front 1/2s, double twisting layout flyaway.

A typical routine might include a giant blind to pike Jaeger to immediate overshoot, and a double layout or full-twisting double tuck flyaway.  Another common routine might feature a Maloney to bail (overshoot) to handstand, and a double layout or full-twisting double tuck dismount.

BB:

Acro: back handspring (bhs) to back layout; front aerial or kickover to bhs; side aerial to bhs; triple element series with bhs, roundoffs, back layouts in combination.  Stand alone D/E acro skills include the front aerial, side aeriel, front tuck, kick over front tuck/pike, side somi, back layout, gainer layout, bhs full twist to swingdown, full twisting bhs, Onodi, Arabian.

Mounts include front tuck, flyspring, back layout.

Various leaps in combinations: 1/2, 3/4 and 1/1 jumps in Tuck, Wolf, Split and Straddle; switch sides; switch split, switch split 1/2, sheep jumps, ring leaps, switch ring

Dismounts include back layout double fulls and 1 1/2s, front layout fulls, gainer layout full, double backs/pikes.

A typical moderate difficulty level routine would include a bhs-layout series, a side aerial to beat jump, and a switch split-straddle jump 3/4 combo. It might end with a round-off to back layout 1 1/2 or gainer layout full dismount.

Floor:

Tumbling:  Double tuck, pike and layout; full-in double back in tuck and pike; Arabian double front; back layout 5/2 twists; back layout 3/1 twists; Rudi; front double full; double front

A typical routine would include a double pike, back layout 1 1/2 twists to front layout, and end with a double tuck.  A bonus combination or D dance skill is also required. 

 

Q1:  Why was this site created?
A1:  This site was originally created to promote the sport of gymnastics at the collegiate level in the United States and to address the lack of information related to the sport.  It has evolved to be the primary online news and information resource for Collegiate Gymnastics in the US.

Q2:  How is the information on the "Commits" section obtained and verified?
A2:  The information on the list comes from public sources, through our news services, from the Web and from direct submissions to this site.  Due to NCAA rules, we are unable to verify the information by contacting either the school or the athlete.  The athlete, however, is free to contact us, issue a statement or otherwise publicize a decision.  Thus, the source of the information frequently comes from these types of announcements, made through other media outlets, at their club, or directly by the athlete's family.  However, because of the nature of these submissions, the information shall remain a "rumor" unless otherwise verified through a confirmed press release or written statement, or  is reported directly from another source.

Q3:  Who was "ISUFan"?
A3:  ISUFan was Mari-Rae Sopper, a regular poster to the OOBNess Collegiate Gymnastics Forum.  Mari-Rae lost her life on September 11th, 2001 when her flight was hijacked and redirected in an attack on America.  Her family has set up a
memorial web site for her.  You can go there and read more about her remarkable life.  Mari-Rae was a star gymnast in high school and at Iowa State.  She was an outstanding coach and choreographer at several colleges and clubs, and was about to start her new job as Head Coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Q4:  What are common skills competed by the female athletes?
A4:  For an idea of skills competed by various gymnasts, please consult the site archives.  However, in general, here are some common skills competed by the top 36 teams:

Vault:  handspring tuck front; pike front; pike front 1/2; Yurchenko 1/2 layouts; Yurchenko layout and layout full; 1/2 on 1/2 off front tuck, pike and layout; round-off 1/2 to front tuck, pike; round-off 1/2 to front tuck and pike with a 1/2.  Typical vaults include a Yurchenko layout full and a handspring front pike.

UB:  Swinging skills include Stalder, giant blind, giant full, Healy, elgrip giants.  Releases include pike/straddle Jaeger, Gienger, Tkachev, Deltchev, Khorhina, Shoushunova, Overshoot 1/2 to Handstand, Shaposhnikova, Ray, Maloney, Pak and straddle back to handstand; Dismounts include double tuck/pike/layout flyaway, full-in double flyaways, double front, double front 1/2s, toe-on front 1/2.  A typical moderate difficulty level routine might include a giant full to Gienger to overshoot, and a double layout or double pike flyaway.

BB:  Acro:  back handspring to back layout; triple element series with bhs, roundoffs, back layouts in combinations; front tucks, side somi, gainer layout, bhs 1/4 dive to handstand.  Mounts include front tuck, back layout. Various leaps in combinations: 3/4 and 1/1 Jumps in Tuck, Wolf and Straddle; Switch Sides; Switch Splits; Straddle Jumps.  Dismounts include double fulls, front layout full, gainer layout full, double backs.  A typical moderate difficulty level routine would include a bhs-layout series, a front tuck salto, and a switch split-straddle-straddle jump combo.  It might end with a gainer layout full to the side or a front layout full off the end.

FX:  Double tuck, pike and layout; full-in double back;  Arabian double front back layout 2/1 twists, 5/2 twists, 3/1 twists; front layout, front layout full; Rudi; front layout 2/1 twists.  A typical moderate difficulty routine would include a double pike, front layout full twist immediate front tuck, and end with a Rudi (front layout 3/2 twist).

Monday, 27 July 2009 13:42

Records

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Since 1994, NCAA Championship records have been recorded during any session of either the NCAA regional or national championships.  This information was originally provided by Bill Donaldson, courtesy of Sharon Cessna of the NCAA Headquarters.  The last update made by CollegeGymFans.com includes 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 records extracted from official results.  For a list of past women's winners, please see the NCAA Championships site.  The men's list is also available.  The Coaches' site also has a list of statistics and records.

Team Records

 

198.575

Georgia

1998 Southeast Regional

 

 

 

 

All Around

 

39.875

Karin Lichey

1998 Southeast Regional

 

 

 

 

Team Apparatus

Vault

49.725

Georgia

1993 Nationals

Bars

49.750

Georgia

1993 Nationals

Beam

49.725

Alabama

2002 Southeast Region

Floor

49.7

Georgia

1998 Southeast Region

 

 

 

 

Vault

  10.0 Ashley Miles, Bama 2005 Nationals, Super Six

 

10.0

Jeanette Antolin, UCLA

2004 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Kristen Maloney, UCLA

2004 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Ashley Miles, Alabama

2003 Nationals

 

10.0

Heather Brink, Nebraska

2000 Region 3

 

10.0

Susan Hines, Florida

1998 Nationals

 

10.0

Karin Lichey, Georgia

1998 Nationals

 

10.0

Carrie Courtney, ASU

1998 Midwest Regional

 

10.0

Leah Brown, Georgia

1997 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Leah Brown, Georgia

1996 Nationals

 

10.0

Jenny Hansen, Kentucky

1996 Nationals

 

10.0

Kim Kelly, Alabama

1996 Nationals

 

10.0

Danielle McAdams, Alabama

1996 Nationals

 

10.0

Dee Fischer, UCLA

1996 West Region

 

10.0

Susan Hines, Florida

1996 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Heidi Hornbeek, Arizona

1996 Midwest Region

 

10.0

Jenny Hansen, Kentucky

1995 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Kim Kelly, Alabama

1995 Central Region

 

10.0

Wendy Marshall, Michigan

1995 Central Region

 

10.0

Kristie Snyder, Oregon St.

1995 West Region

 

10.0

Jennifer Wood, LSU

1995 Central Region

 

10.0

Jenny Hansen, Kentucky

1994 Southeast Region

Bars

 

 

 

 

10.0

Cara Pomeroy, Illinois

2004 South Central Region

 

10.0

Karin Lichey, Georgia

1998 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Lori Strong, Georgia

1995 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Agina Simpkins, Georgia

1993 Nationals

 

10.0

Beth Wymer, Michigan

1993 Nationals

 

10.0

Lucy Wener, Georgia

1989 Nationals

Beam

 

 

 

 

10.0

Theresa Kulikowski, Utah

2003 North Central Region

 

10.0

Theresa Kulikowski, Utah

2002 West Region

 

10.0

Jenny Hansen, Kentucky

1995 Nationals

 

10.0

Dana Dobransky, Alabama

1993 Nationals

Floor

 

 

 

  10.0 Courtney Bumpers, UNC 2005 Nationals, Event Finals
  10.0 Kristen Maloney, UCLA 2005 Nationals, Super Six
  10.0 Ashley Miles, Alabama 2005 Nationals, Super Six

 

10.0

Ashley Miles, Alabama

2003 Central Region

 

10.0

Jamie Dantzscher, UCLA

2003 South Central Region

 

10.0

Nicki Arnstad, LSU

2002 Central Region

 

10.0

Stella Umeh, UCLA

1998 Nationals

 

10.0

Karin Lichey, Georgia

1998 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Kim Arnold, Georgia

1997 Southeast Region

 

10.0

Kim Kelly, Alabama

1996 Nationals

 

10.0

Heidi Hornbeek, Arizona

1996 Nationals

 

10.0

Kim Kelly, Alabama

1996 Central Region

 

10.0

Hope Spivey-Sheeley, Georgia

1994 Nationals

 

10.0

Amy Durham, Oregon St

1993 Nationals

 

10.0

Tammy Marshall, Massachusetts

1993 Nationals

 

10.0

Heather Stepp, Georgia

1993 Nationals

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:38

2010-2011: Carpenter to WVU

Amanda Carpenter has reportedly committed to West Virginia, according to a site submission. Carpenter, a L10 at Prestige, placed 18th AA and 5th on UB at the 2009 Region VII L10 Regionals. She was the Region UB champion in 2008, placing 11th AA in the Jr. D division in Region VII. Link: Videos at YouTube.com
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:37

2010-2011: Case to Kent State

Marie Case, a L10 National Team member who trains at Lakette's, has reportedly committed to Kent State, according to a site submission. The 2009 L10 National Champ on FX at Senior B, she placed 4th AA and 9th(t) on the VT. She also placed 13th AA at the Region VII L10 Regionals in 2008. Link: Recruiting Website
Monday, 27 July 2009 15:40

Cover Girl Classic

The Cover Girl Classic (formerly known as the US Classic) was won by Olivia Courtney. Cassie Whitcomb won UB and Ivana Hong won BB. Recent L10 move-up Kayla Williams won both VT and FX. A variety of other recruitables and committed athletes competed. Link: Results
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 21:39

2010-2011: Carisella to Bama

Olivia Carisella has committed to Bama, according to a site submission. Carisella, a L10 at Elite (LA), finished 15th AA, 9th(t) FX and 10th(t) VT at the 2009 L10 Nationals (Senior D). She was also 30th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals, Sr. B.
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 21:01

2010-2011: Cinfio to Boise State

Alessandra Cinfio has committed to Boise State, according to a site submission.  Cinfo is a L10 from IGI.  At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 42nd AA in the Senior C division.  She was also 15th AA at the 2008 Region V L10 Regionals, Sr. B.  Link: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/acinfio10" target="_blank">YouTube.com Channel</a>
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