On September 11th, 2001, newly hired UCSB (California Santa Barbara) Head Coach Mari-Rae Sopper, a former standout at Iowa State, lost her life during the tragic events of that fateful day. We pause today to remember her spirit and dedication to the sport, and her inspiring effort to pursue her dream.
Wikipedia Memorial: Link
Pitt's Debbie Yohman has announced her retirement after 31 seasons.
Stanford posted a 420.45 to lead Session 1 at the Men's NCAA Championships. OhioState (414.65) and Nebraska (413.05) also advanced.
Florida's Alex McMurtry won the AA, posting a 39.8125 in the second session to win the title. Utah's MyKayla Skinner was 2nd, and Bama's Kiana Winston was 3rd.
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.
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.
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.
LSU's Ashleigh Gnat was named the winner of the 2017 AAI Award, given to the nation's top senior gymnast.
Twelve teams have made it to St. Louis, and will battle it out over the weekend for the National Championships. It all starts Friday, and we'll have live links up as usual and links to all the coverage as it happens. On Friday, we start with the Preliminaries, with six teams looking to be one of three teams that advance from each session to the Super Six finals.
LIndenwood posted a 195.1 to win Session II of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals. TWU was 2nd at 194.25, holding off host SPU in the final round (193.775). Yale was fourth at 192.975 and Brown fifth at 192.225.
WCU's Majesta Valentine's 39.2 AA in Session I held up as the top mark on the day, earning her a National Title.
Link: Session 2 Release