Stanford senior Brody Malone was named the 2022 Nissen-Emery Award winner, the award given to the most outstanding senior in Men's gymnastics. The two-time NCAA Champ, US Champion, World Medalist and Olympian looks to lead his squad to their third straight title.
Teammate Curran Phillips was named Specialist of the Year while OU's Fuzzy Benas was named Newcomer of the Year. W&M's Alek Kuzmenchuk won the Elite 90 Award for the highest GPA (3.98) at the NCAA Championships.
Posting a 10 on her final event, FX, Trinity Thomas secured the NCAA title with a 39.8125. She also won the UB with a 9.975. She was followed by AU's Sunisa Lee in 2nd at 39.675, with fellow Gator not far behind at 39.6625 in third.
Lee posted a 9.9625 to win the BB. Competing in the first session, Utah's Jaedyn Rucker won the NCAA title on VT.
Florida overcame Auburn with a 49.75 in their final rotation to slip past the Tigers and win the evening session at the NCAAs. Auburn went lights out from their first event, BB, posting a 49.475 en route to a huge 197.8375. Florida suffered some landing errors on their first event and then the squad suffered a long delay on UB while a mechanical failure was addressed. Missouri overcame a slow start on UB to finish strongly with a 197.2. Defending Champion Michigan struggled, counting misses on UB and BB, to finish fourth at 196.2875, their lowest mark of the season.
OU posted a big 198.1125 to win the first Semifinal at the Women's NCAA Championships. The Sooners posted over 49.5 on three events, including a 49.675 on FX. Utah posted a 197.7125 to outdistance Minnesota (197.1125) and Alabama (197.1). The Utes used a big 49.6 to close on BB.
Oregon State's Jade Carey posted a 39.65 to top the AAers in the Semifinal.
Ute Jaedyn Rucker posted the top mark on VT at 9.9625. Sooner Jordan Bowers matched that tally to lead on FX. On UB, OU's Audrey Davis tied for the top mark at 9.95 with Carey and Minnesota's Lexy Ramler. On BB, Ramler tied for the top mark at 9.9375 with Bama's Luisa Blanco and a trio of Utes: Abby Paulson, Kara Eaker and Maile O'Keefe.
Ashley Morgan, BIO Gymnastics, qualified to regionals last season. This season she has placed in the top three at her meets and won the Edgewater Classic.
Alyssa Arana, Leyva Gymnastics, is a former Hopes and Junior elite competitor. Last season she qualified for L10 regionals, competing two events. This season she has especially flourished on bars, winning the title in each of her meets. That includes a 9.95 score at the Tim Rand Invitational.
In an announcement yesterday, Natalie Wojcik was named the 2022 AAI Award winner.
TWU won the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals on Saturday, posting a 196.025 to defeat Air Force's 195.65. This was TWU's 12 National Title. Lindenwood was 3rd at 194.6 and Brown 4th at 193.3.
On Sunday, SEMO's Anna Kaziska won BB and tied for the FX title with TWU's Isabel Goyco. On VT, Yale's Raegan Walker took the title. A pair of SEMO athletes tied for the top spot on UB: Jolie Miller and Lindsey Ockler.
Brown and TWU advanced from Session 2 of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals. Yale was third 194.025 and host Cornell 4th at 192.05. Cornell's Sydney Beers posted the higher AA of the day with a 39.125. The team finals are Saturday and the Event Finals are Sunday.
Air Force posted a 194.55 to win the afternoon session at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals (W). Lindenwood posted a 193.8 to hold off SEMO's program record on BB and take the 2nd slot in Saturday's finals. West Chester was not far behind with a 193.425 to finish 4th. Air Force frosh Genevieve Sabado posted a 38.95 in the AA to lead the field in Session 1.
Link: SEMO Release
Mia Nelson, American Gymnastics of Long Beach, qualified to nationals last year. This season she has won nearly all the vault titles across her meets and she placed 5th AA at her recent state meet.
Madison Vitolo, North Stars Gymnastics, qualified to Nationals last year. She recently placed 3rd AA at her state meet and qualified to regionals. Except for her first meet of the season, she has placed no lower than 4th AA this year.
The NCAA has confirmed the full list of Individual AA and Event Qualifiers to the 2022 Nationals.