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Saturday, 24 April 2010 18:07

NCAA Event Champions Crowned

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Event Champions were crowned at the NCAA Finals.

Vault:  Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA

Zamarripa floated a big layout Yurchenko Full with a flaired opening, scooting back slightly on the first landing.  Then, she popped a huge roundoff-half on, front layout 1/2 off.   She flaired this one out beautifully as well, with a small scoot back and a slight off-center in direction.

Vault Results
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Vanessa Zamarripa UCLA 9.9250
2 Susan Jackson LSU 9.8938
3 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.8438

UB:  Carly Janiga, Stanford

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.9375
2 Summer Hubbard LSU 9.9250
2 Hollie Vise Oklahoma 9.9250

Janiga hit a Shaposhnikova to overshoot handstand, Tkachev and stuck her double layout dismount to take the win.

BB:  Susan Jackson, LSU

Jackson hit her jam packed set for the win, adding to her AA title that she won on Thursday.  Her set included a bhs-layout/whip series, front aerial, front tuck and a double tuck dismount.

Balance Beam Results
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Susan Jackson LSU 9.9625
2 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.8875
2 Courtney McCool Georgia 9.8875

FX:  Brittani McCullough, UCLA

McCullough outdistanced the field, hitting a full-in mount and double pike dismount while showing off her expressive choreography.

Floor Exercise Results
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Brittani McCullough UCLA 9.9375
2 Hollie Vise Oklahoma 9.9000
2 Sarah Shire Missouri 9.9000
2 Brandi Personett Penn State 9.9000

Link:  Results


Saturday, 24 April 2010 12:20

Oklahoma Sweeps Coach of the Year Awards

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Head Coach KJ Kindler was named the 2010 Women's Head Coach of the Year, it was announced in an OU release.  Assistants Lou Ball and Tom Haley shared Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

Link:  OU Release

Friday, 23 April 2010 17:39

UCLA Wins 2010 Women's NCAA Title

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UCLA won its sixth NCAA National Championship in Women's Gymnastics Friday night, defeating a tightly packed field.  The Bruins posted a 197.725, pulling away from the field on FX in the last round with a season-high 49.55.  OU was second at 197.25, edging Bama at 197.25, Stanford at 197.1 and Florida at 197.  UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa and Anna Li posted the top two AA scores of the night to lead the Bruins.

Link:  UCLA Release

Place Team Score
1 UCLA 197.725
2 Oklahoma 197.250
3 Alabama 197.225
4 Stanford 197.100
5 Florida 197.000
6 Utah 196.225
Friday, 23 April 2010 10:58

2011-12 Mann to Oklahoma

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Catilin Mann, L10 from Tumbleweeds in Arizona, has committed to OU for the 2011-12 season.  Mann has turned in strong competitve finishes this season, including a 2nd place finish at the Arizona Optional State Meet and a 2nd place (1st UB) at regionals.


Friday, 23 April 2010 09:08

Sato and Yee to compete in college next year

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According to a news article, two L10s from Hawaii plan to compete in college next season. Mackenzie Sato, who recently placed 6th AA (1st fx) at regionals, will compete for Cornell next season.  Keolamau Yee, who placed 4th at regionals, will compete for Penn.


Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:53

LSU's Susan Jackson Wins 2010 AA Title

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LSU's Susan Jackson won the 2010 AA Title, posting a 39.625 to take the title.  Casey Jo Magee of Arkansas was 2nd while Stanford's Carly Janiga was third.

1. Susan Jackson, LSU, 39.625
2. Casey Jo Magee, Arkansas, 39.550
3. Carly Janiga, Stanford, 39.525
4. Geralen Stack-Eaton, Alabama, 39.500
5. Brandi Personett, Penn State, 39.475
6. Sharaya Musser, Penn State, 39.450
7. Daria Bijak, Utah, 39.425
7. Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA, 39.425
7. Kylee Botterman, Michigan, 39.425

Link:  LSU Release

Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:44

Women's NCAAs Session 2: Bama, UF, Stanford Advance

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Bama won Session 2 of the 2010 Women's NCAAs Preliminaries with a 196.85.  Florida was a close 2nd with a 196.775.  Stanford grabbed the third spot with a 196.3.  Casey Jo Magee of Arkansas was the top AAer in the evening session, posting a 39.55.

Link:  Session II Results

UCLA won the first session of the NCAA Women's Team Preliminaries with a 196.875 (unofficial results based on quick hits).  Utah was just behind at 196.625, followed closely by OU at 196.55.  LSU's Susan Jackson won the AA in this session with a 39.625.  PSU frosh Sharaya Musser was 2nd with a 39.45, just ahead of Utah's Daria Bijak and UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa at 39.425.

Link:  Unofficial Results

Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:36

2010-11 Kozai to join the Bruins

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Kassidy Kozai, L10 from All Olympia in California, will join the UCLA team as a walkon next season.  Kozai has turned in solid performances all season and she recently placed 2nd AA (1st UB) at the SoCal state meet and 3rd AA (1st UB) at Regionals.

This video is about 5 years old, but gives a glimpse of her potential.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010 10:39

2010-11 Ebel to Air Force

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According to a news article, Lindsay Ebel, L10 from Colorado Aerials, will join USAF this fall.  Ebel recently finished 10th AA at regionals.  USAF previously announced the signing of six recruits.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 10:28

2010-11 WMU signs Seidowski

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WMU has announced the signing of Kristen Seidowski to round out the 2010-11 recruiting class.  Seidowski competes as a L10 for Geddarts Twistars in Michigan. She recently placed 6th AA (1st UB) at the Michigan State Meet and 23rd AA at Regionals.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 10:13

2010-11 LSU Signs Zoldos

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Sarah Zoldos, L10 from LaFleurs Tampa in Florida, has signed with LSU in the late signing period.  Zoldos has had a busy competitive season and recently finished 1st AA (1st UB) at her state meet and 4th (1st UB) at regionals.

LSU Press Release


Monday, 19 April 2010 04:35

2011-12 Bernier to SUU

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Canadian Rochelle Bernier has committed to SUU for the 2011-12 season.  Bernier competes at the National Open Level for Capital City Gymnastics in Alberta.  Some of her competition results this season include a 5th place AA (1st V) at the WOGA Classic, 1st place AA finish at the Jurassic Classic, and a 5th place AA finish at the Classic Gymnix.
Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:23

2010-11 Skinner to Missouri

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Alexandra Skinner, L10 from Kurt Thomas Gymnastics in Texas, has committed to Missouri as a walkon for next season.  Skinner competed 3 events at the Texas State Chamipionships and 2 events at regionals.



Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:59

Men's NCAA: Event Finals

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Gymnasts from OU and Stanford took two events each during the individual event finals at the Men's NCAAs.

Event winners at the 2010 Men's NCAA Championships:

FX:  Steven Legendre, OU 16.1

PH:  Alex Naddour, OU, 15.425

Rings:  Brandon Wynn, Ohio State, 15.9

VT:  Eddie Penev, Stanford 16.45

PB:  Ryan Lieberman, Stanford, 15.1

HB: Ryan McCarthy, Michigan, 14.75

Link:  NCAA Release

Saturday, 17 April 2010 23:53

USAG Gymnastics: Event Finals

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Event Winners at the USAG Championships:

Vault: Emily Santoro, Cornell and Kristin Edwards, TWU

UB: Rashonda Cannie, TWU

BB: Brittany Johnson, TWU

FX:  Monica Mesalles, Bridgeport

Link:  TWU Release

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