Johnson wins all-around at USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championships
posted on 04/09/2011

Brittany Johnson
© Texas Woman's University Athletics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 8, 2011 – Brittany Johnson of Texas Woman’s University won the all-around on the first day of the USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships in the Cadet West Gymnasium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition, two teams from each semifinal round advanced to the team finals on Saturday, April 9, and the top 10 finishers for each apparatus will compete in the individual event finals on Sunday, April, 10.

The four schools competing in the team finals are: Seattle Pacific University, Texas Woman’s University, U.S. Air Force Academy and University of Bridgeport. The qualifiers for the individual event finalists are listed below.

Johnson won the all-around with her 39.075. The Air Force took both second and third place: Brittany Dutton was second at 38.925 and Jen Larsen was third at 38.750.

The University of Bridgeport, the defending national team champion, had the highest team score for the first semifinal at 192.775. Bridgeport had the top team scores for vault (48.325), balance beam (48.575) and floor exercise (48.875). Seattle Pacific University also qualified for the final team competition with its second place finish at 191.050. Temple University, which had the highest team score for uneven bars (47.675), was third at 190.750, missing advancing by 0.300.

Texas Woman’s University not only had the highest score for the second semifinal session at 194.125, but they also had the day’s highest team score. By taking second place at 193.200, the U.S. Air Force Academy advanced to the finals. TWU and the Academy split the top team event scores: TWU for vault (48.600) and floor exercise (48.800), and the Air Force for uneven bars (48.475) and balance beam (48.550). Cornell University was third at 192.575 and the University of Pennsylvania posted a 188.700.

The team finals, featuring four schools, are Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. ET. The top 10 finishers for each event will compete in the individual event finals on Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. ET. Fans who cannot attend may follow the action online with a live video streaming: Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the 2011 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships are available now. Single day passes are $10 for adults and $6 for children, and a three-day event pass is $25 for adults and $13 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the U.S. Air Force Athletic Ticket Office, by phone at 800-666-USAF, or via email at afatickets@usafa.edu.

The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships is for Division I, II and III schools with less than seven-and-a-half full scholarships.

2011 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championships
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colo.
All-around finals and prelims for team and individual event finals

All-around finals
1. Brittany Johnson, Texas Woman's University, 39.075
2. Brittany Dutton, U.S. Air Force Academy, 38.925
3. Jen Larsen, U.S. Air Force Academy, 38.750
4. Monica Mesalles, University of Bridgeport, 38.575
5. Dana Bonincontri, University of Pennsylvania, 38.525
6. Amy Winczura, Texas Woman's University, 38.450
7. Corrine Williams, Temple University, 38.425
8. Kirsten Strausbaugh, University of Pennsylvania, 38.375

Preliminary sessions

Session 1 – team competition (top two advance to finals)
1. University of Bridgeport, 192.775
2. Seattle Pacific University, 191.050
3. Temple University, 190.750
4. Centenary College, 190.475

Session 2 – team competition (top two advance to finals)
1. Texas Woman's University, 194.125
2. U.S. Air Force Academy, 193.200
3. Cornell University, 192.575
4. University of Pennsylvania, 188.700

Individual event finalists

Vault

Session 1
1. Monica Mesalles, University of Bridgeport, 9.850
2T. Natalie Sameri, University of Bridgeport, 9.725
2T. Alexandra Uscatu, Temple University, 9.725
4. Christy Martinez, Centenary College, 9.700
5T. Kamri Riles, University of Bridgeport, 9.675
5T. Kaitlyn Watson, Temple University, 9.675

Session 2
1T. Samantha Jones, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.775
1T. Marcella Fallon, Texas Woman's University, 9.775
3T. Bethany Larimer, Texas Woman's University, 9.750
3T. Jen Larsen, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.750
5T. Brittany Johnson, Texas Woman's University, 9.725
5T. Brittany Dutton, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.725
5T. Tiffany Chen, Cornell University, 9.725

Uneven bars

Session 1
1. Anissa Madrid, Seattle Pacific University, 9.700
2. Corrine Williams, Temple University, 9.650
3T. Emily Turik, University of Bridgeport, 9.625
3T. Stephanie Wright, Centenary College, 9.625
5. Samantha Taylor, Seattle Pacific University, 9.600

Session 2
1T. Melanie Jorgensen, Cornell University, 9.825
1T. Brittany Johnson, Texas Woman's University, 9.825
1T. Brittany Dutton, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.825
4. Bethany Neczypor, Cornell University, 9.775
5. Dana Bonincontri, University of Pennsylvania, 9.750

Balance beam

Session 1
1T. Monica Mesalles, University of Bridgeport, 9.825
1T. Anissa Madrid, Seattle Pacific University, 9.825
1T. Emily Repko, University of Bridgeport, 9.825
4T. Kristina Beck, College of William and Mary, 9.800
4T. Corrine Wise, Seattle Pacific University, 9.800

Session 2
1. Melanie Standridge, Cornell University, 9.900
2. Brittany Johnson, Texas Woman's University, 9.800
3. Amy Winczura, Texas Woman's University, 9.775
4. Jessica Hanner, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.750
5T. Brittany Dutton, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.725
5T. Bethany Neczypor, Cornell University, 9.725
5T. Emily Butcher, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.725

Floor exercise

Session 1
1. Monica Mesalles, University of Bridgeport, 9.875
2. Emily Repko, University of Bridgeport, 9.825
3T. Sherah Veron, Seattle Pacific University, 9.775
3T. Jessica Watts, University of Bridgeport, 9.775
5T. Emily Luftey, Brown University, 9.750
5T. Marisa Schneider, Centenary College, 9.750
5T. Brianna Steigauf, Seattle Pacific University, 9.750

Session 2
1. Kristin Edwards, Texas Woman's University, 9.850
2. Dana Bonincontri, University of Pennsylvania, 9.800
3. Chaynade Knowles, Texas Woman's University, 9.775
4. Marcella Fallon, Texas Woman's University, 9.750
5T. Jen Larsen, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.725
5T. Samantha Jones, U.S. Air Force Academy, 9.725
Did not advance due to max three per school rule
5T. Brittany Johnson, Texas Woman's University, 9.725


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