Event Winners Named at Women's NCAA Championships
posted on 04/22/2012

© Florida, Georgia & Alabama Athletics

DULUTH, Ga., April 22, 2012 – The 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships wrapped up with the individual event finals at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., today. Kat Ding of the University of Georgia won both the uneven bars and floor exercise titles. The other individual event titles went to Kytra Hunter of the University of Florida for the vault and Geralen Stack-Eaton of the University of Alabama for the balance beam. Earlier in the competition, the University of Alabama won its sixth team title, and Hunter won the all-around crown.

On vault, Hunter won the title with her Yurchenko 1.5 and Yurchenko full for a combined average of 9.8750. The University of Alabama's Diandra Milliner took second with an average of 9.8250. Ding was third with an average score of 9.8125.

Ding won her second consecutive uneven bars title, complete with her stuck double layout dismount, with a score of 9.9875. Samantha Shapiro of Stanford was second with a 9.900 and Olivia Courtney of the University of California-Los Angeles was third with a score of 9.8875.

On the balance beam, Stack-Eaton won the title with her routine that included an Onodi and a score of 9.9375. Megan Ferguson of the University of Oklahoma was second with a score of 9.9250, and Katie Matusik of the University of Arizona was third with a score of 9.8875.

Ding picked up her second first place award of the competition, winning the floor exercise title with a score of 9.9500. There was a tie for second between Stack-Eaton and Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs of UCLA, both scoring 9.9375.

Coverage from the individual event finals will air on ESPNU Wed., May 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships
Duluth, Ga.
April 22, 2012
Event Finals

Vault
1. Kytra Hunter, University of Florida, 9.8750
2. Diandra Milliner, University of Alabama, 9.8250
3. Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.8125
4. Marissa Gutierrez, University of Alabama, 9.8063
5. Marissa King, University of Florida, 9.7875
6. Janelle Giblin, University of Nebraska, 9.7625
7. Lindsey Cheek, University of Georgia, 9.7313
7. Rheagan Courville, Louisiana State University, 9.7313

Uneven Bars
1. Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.9875
2. Sami Shapiro, Stanford University, 9.9000
3. Olivia Courtney, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8875
4. Brie Olson, University of Oklahoma, 9.8750
5. Vanessa Zamarripa, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8500
6. Aisha Gerber, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8250
6. Mackenzie Caquatto, University of Florida, 9.8250
8. Alaina Johnson, University of Florida, 9.4875

Balance Beam
1. Geralen Stack-Eaton, University of Alabama, 9.9375
2. Megan Ferguson, University of Oklahoma, 9.9250
3. Katie Matusik, University of Arizona, 9.8875
4. Ivana Hong, Stanford University, 9.8750
4. Amanda Spinner, Stanford University, 9.8750
6. Katherine Grable, University of Arkansas, 9.8625
7. Samantha Peszek, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.8500
7. Ashley Priess, University of Alabama, 9.8500
7. Sara Stone, University of Oklahoma, 9.8500

Floor Exercise
1. Kat Ding, University of Georgia, 9.9500
2. Geralen Stack-Eaton, University of Alabama, 9.9375
2. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.9375
4. Kytra Hunter, University of Florida, 9.9250
4. Melanie Jones, Oregon State University, 9.9250
6. Vanessa Zamarripa, University of California-Los Angeles, 9.9000
6. Ashanee Dickerson, University of Florida, 9.9000
6. Jessie DiZiel, University of Nebraska, 9.9000


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