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.
|3||Mandi Rodriguez||Oregon State||9.8438|
UB: Carly Janiga, Stanford
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.
FX: Brittani McCullough, UCLA
McCullough outdistanced the field, hitting a full-in mount and double pike dismount while showing off her expressive choreography.
|2||Brandi Personett||Penn State||9.9000|
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
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
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
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
This video is about 5 years old, but gives a glimpse of her potential.
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.
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