Abby Boden, L10 at Byers, will join the BYU team for next season. This season she won the Manhattan Classic and the Pacific Classic. She finished 4th AA at the NorCal and 5th AA at regionals.
OU's Men's team won their third straight National Championship on Saturday night, posting a big 431.95 to easily outdistance the field. Ohio State was 2nd at 423.7, Illinois third at 422.1, and Stanford 4th at 421.5 Minnesota was fifth at 414.2, with NU at 412.9.
Ashton Woodbury, L10 at Azarian Gymnastics, has committed to Southern Utah. In her first season at L10, she competed to a 6th place finish at her state meet and finished 13th AA at regionals. Last season she competed at L9 Championships and finished 1st on vault.
Ariana Orrego will join the Iowa State team in the fall. Ariana has represented Peru internationally, including the last Olympics. In the US, she competes for Excalibur Gymnastics and is a two-time state AA champion. This season she won vault, beam and AA titles at her state meet. At regionals she placed 1st on beam and 2nd AA.
Oklahoma posted a 430.6 to win Session 2 of the Men's NCAA qualifier. Illinois was 2nd at 421.3 and Minnesota was 3rd at 420.1
Stanford posted a 420.45 to lead Session 1 at the Men's NCAA Championships. OhioState (414.65) and Nebraska (413.05) also advanced.
The Nissen-Emery Award is presented to the year's most outstanding male gymnast. This year's recipient is Akash Modi of Stanford. He is a past NCAA AA and event champion and a 2016 Olympic Alternate.
This year's nominee for the Honda Award are Chayse Capps (OU), Maggie Nichols (OU), Ashleigh Gnat (LSU) and Alex McMurtry (UF). The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2017 Honda Cup.
Tessie Zientek plans to join the Towson team for next season. She trains at Will-Moor in New Jersey. This season she placed 14th AA at her state meet and 8th AA at regionals.
Jaedyn Rucker, L10 from Desert Devils, has committed to Utah. Her 2017 season featured many AA wins and a trip to the Nastia Liukin Cup (three events). Her many event wins include vault wins in every regular season meet that she competed. She placed 2nd AA and 1st on FX at her state meet. She placed 1st AA and 1st on V at regionals.
Francis Bidwill, L10 from Desert Devils, has committed to Missouri. She was back this season after a break from gymnastics and accomplished mostly top three finishes over the course of the season. She placed 3rd AA at her state meet and she won the floor event (8th AA) at regionals.