LSU powered to a 198.275 to win Session 2 of the NCAA Semi-Finals. Florida posted a 197.725 to best Bama's 197.6. All three teams advance to the NCAA Super Six Finals, joining OU, UCLA and Utah.
Oklahoma shook off a few mistakes in their opening FX rotation and an unexpected fall from star Maggie Nichols on BB to post a 197.725 and win Session 1. UCLA, led by Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian, posted a strong 197.5 for second. Utah, led by Session 1 AA winner MyKayla Skinner, posted a 197.05 to secure the last spot in the Super Six.
It's Championships Weekend in St. Louis, and 12 teams are ready to battle it out for the Super Six Finals. Check out all the live links above. Here's a few notes in advance of the meet.
Auburn welcomes Jada Glenn for 2017-2018, according to a release. She's a L10 at Adrenaline Gymnastics Academy in Colorado. A 2017 JO National qualifier, she recently won VT and placed 3rd AA at the Region 3 L10 Regionals. Her VT is a Yurchenko 1 1/2 and should give the Tigers a boost. In 2016, she placed 14th AA and tied for 6th on VT at the Region 3 L10 Regionals.
Link: Web Site
Arizona has signed Laura Leigh Horton for 2017-2018. She will be graduating early to join the Wildcats this fall. She's a L10 from Stars in TX. In 2016, she finished 9th on VT and 41st AA at the L10 JO Nationals. She finished 5th AA at the JO NIT meet in 2015.
Link: Her Website
Temple has added Tori Edwards for 2017-2018. The L10 trains at GMS Gymnastics. She recently placed 10th AA at the Region 7 L10 Regionals. She was 2nd at the 2017 Virginia State championships.
Florida's Alex McMurtry won the Elite 90 Award for women's gymnastics. The award goes to the athlete with the highest GPA on the site of the final competition in the sport. She has a 4.0 GPA.
Link: UF Release
L10 competitior Annabelle Mosier has informed us that she will be joining the Iowa team next fall. We previously announced her commitment to Utah State.
Nicole Lanouette has committed to UNH and will join the team next season. She competes at Level 10 for Phanom Gymnastics in New Hampshire. This season she placed 1st AA and 1st on beam at her state meet. She placed 7th AA at regionals.
Marissa Nychyk, L10 at Coast Elite Gymnastics in Florida, has committed to Ball State. She recently placed 1st AA and 1st on bars and floor at her state meet. She placed 16th AA at Regionals.
Rachel Smith of Gymstars in Tennessee has committed to Southern Utah. This season she placed 1st on vault and 2nd AA at her state meet. She also placed 1st on vault and 2nd AA at Regionals.