Florida's Bridget Sloan, competing in the first session, won the 2013 Women's NCAA AA title. The former World Champion, just a frosh, posted a 39.6 for the win. LSU's Rheagan Courville was the runnerup.
Link: UF Release
Host PSU held off Stanford for the top spot in the evening session at the Men's NCAA Championships. Iowa nipped Cal for the third spot by just 0.1 points. These three teams will be chasing first session leader Michigan for the title. OU and Illinois will also be in the hunt for the title on Saturday.
Link: Session 2 Results
It all came down to the last rotation, but in the end, Alabama, OU and UCLA will advance to the Super Six. As the final round approached, OU was in the "dugout" with a 197.2, highlighted by a 49.5 UB rotation. In the final round, Bama was on vault, UCLA on UB, and Utah on beam.
Bama hit their vaults well enough to post a 49.35 and win the session. They were led by Kim Jacob's 39.425 AA win. UCLA survived a few scares on UB (low landing by Zamarripa, improvisation by De La Torre) to tie OU. Utah had a shaky leadoff and then suffered two more falls to drop out of the running.
Early wobbles on beam took Michigan out of the running. However, their two AAers, Joanna Sampson and Katie Zurales, posted the highest scores of the session. Arkansas placed sixth, after some problems on UB and a slow start on vault.
Michigan won the afternoon session at the Men's NCAA Gymnastics Championships. They compiled a total of 443.85, led by Adrian de los Angeles' 89.65 AA tally. OU was 2nd at 433.85 and Illinois third at 426.9.
|1||Univ. Of Michigan||443.850|
|2||Univ. Of Oklahoma||433.850|
|3||Univ. Of Illinois||426.900|
|4||Univ. Of Minnesota||424.700|
|5||U.S. Air Force Academy||417.900|
|6||Univ. Of Nebraska||417.550|
Florida, led by frosh Bridget Sloan's leading 39.6 AA tally, powered to the top spot in Session 1. After a shaky opening BB set, UF closed out the meet with a 49.475 on beam. In fact, the Gator's top two scores of the day occured on bars and beam.
LSU came in second, paced by Rheagan Courville's 39.575 AA tally. LSU closed out the meet with a 49.5 on vault and a 49.475 on bars, with a series of stuck landings on the final event. They suffered a slow opening, posting a 49.0 on beam to start.
UGA came in a close third, after some wobbles on beam. Their best event was their first, a big 49.5 to start on bars. They closed out the meet with a 49.45 on vault, with Brandie Jay leading the way on her stuck Yurchenko Layout Full.
Minnesota was steady for fourth, hitting their floor sets for a 49.2. A sub 49 effort on their weak event, UB, kept them off the pace of the leaders. Illinois overcame a low bars tally to finish strong on FX, hitting 49.2 to finish fifth in the session. Stanford tumbled to sixth after two falls on bars, and a what appeared to be an injury to Ivana Hong.
Link: Session 1 Results
Janae Janik, L10 at All Olympia in California, has accepted a scholarship offer from Washington. Janae won the Gymnastics Legends meet (1st AA/V/UB/BB) this season and she placed 4th AA at her state meet. Last weekend she competed at regionals where she placed 5th AA and 1st on bars.
Haylee Roe, L10 at Metroplex in Texas, has announced her commitment to Illinois. Roe is a three-time JO qualifier. This season she won the Metroplex Challenge (1st V) and she recently finished 5th AA at her regional meet.
Oregon State announced the signing of Madeline Gardiner, an elite from Canada. She was an alternate to their 2012 Olympic Team and was the 2011 National AA Champion.
Link: Oregon State Release
Wisconsin-Whitewater will add the following to its incoming class:
Katie Firoilli, L10 from Gymnastics World in Ohio, is a four-time regional qualifier. She finished 11th AA at this year's regional meet.
Grayson Esslinger, L10 from Oshkosh Gymnastics in Wisconsin, qualified to the 2012 NIT and finished 13th AA. She placed 6th AA at this year's regional meet.
Savanah Kaufmann, L10 from Oshkosh Gymnastics in Wisconsin, is a four-time regional qualifier. She placed 14th AA at this year's regional meet.
Courtney Pickett, L10 from Let It Shine Gymnastics in Tennessee, is a two-time regional qualifier. She placed 15th AA at her 2013 regional meet.
Caitlyn Cramer, L10 from Bannon's in Texas, qualified to her state meet in 2011 and 2012.
Ashleigh Edlin, L10 at Clarksville Gymnastics in Tennessee, will join the Iowa team this fall. She qualified to the 2012 NIT. This season she placed 1st on beam at her state meet and again qualified to the NIT from her regional meet.