Cameo Stapleton has committed to Air Force. She trains at Bart Conner. She was 1st on vault floor and the all around at her 2017 state meet. Her 6th place regional finish qualified her to JOs where she finished 42nd AA.
Utah posted a 197 to win their opener, defeating the guests from BYU (194.275). MaKenna Merrell-Giles and MyKayla Skinner led Utah, tying for the AA title at 39.475. Skinner also won the UB and BB. Merrell-Giles won FX while teammates Tiffani Lewis and Kim Tessen tied for the VT title. The Utes competed three 10.0 SV vaults.
LSU's Sarah Finnegan posted a career-high 39.65 to win the AA and lead the Tigers to the win. She also won BB and tied for the UB title with teammate Kennedi Edney. Tiger Myia Hambrick won the FX while LSU's Lexie Priessman won the VT.
Florida easily defeated host WVU 195.9 to 194.425, led by junior Alicia Boren. Boren posted the highest ever opening meet AA score for a Gator, a 39.575, to win the event. She also won the FX and tied with Gators Rachel Gowey and frosh Alyssa Baumann for the BB title. Teammate Alex McMurtry won the VT and UB. The Gators got off to a slow start when senior Kennedy Baker could not finish her UB routine due to leg cramps. Later, they counted a major miss on FX.
Sidney Dukes won FX and teammate Alex Hyland won BB to lead the Wildcats to the win. Teammates Danaea Davis and Mollie Korth tied for the VT title, while UK's Cori Rechenmacher shared the UB title with Ball State's Maddie McDonald. GWU's Cami Drouin-Allaire won the AA with a 39.1.
Ros Vaquer competed internationally for Spain
Sheppard is a transfer from Arizona
The season is right around the corner, and with the new year, a new set of capsule Season Previews of the Top 25, as ranked by the Coaches' Preseason Poll. In each Preview, we've summarized the team's returning routines, their missing routines, the returning starters and the rest of their roster, including their newcomers. We'll also give a brief overview preview of each squad.
Jordyn Jaslow of CGI in Colorado has committed to ASU. She is the 2017 state floor champ for her division. She placed 3rd AA and 1st on beam at regionals and 22nd AA at JOs.
We're about to start the 2018 season, and it's time for us to release our annual Ranking of Recruiting Classes for the frosh starting during the 2017-2018 school year. Why do we wait for so long? We wait until just prior to the season to release this ranking because the recruiting calendar now extends year round, and we're seeing an increasing number of teams get mid-year additions and have roster changes throughout the preseason.