Former Women's National Champions

USA Gymnastics became the national governing body for gymnastics in 1970.  The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) was the national governing body from 1897-1969. USA Gymnastics’ all-around champions from 1963-1969 are not the official national champions although they are labeled with this title.  There was no opposition from the AAU national champions in this time frame.  Champions at USA Gymnastics national championships, currently called the Visa Championships, are the U.S. national champions for that year.

All-around champions from 1931-1962 are AAU champions. From 1963-1970, two national champions were named.

 Women’s all-around champions
Year Name Club Age Score
1931Roberta C. Ranek
1932No Competition
1933Consetta Caruccio
1934Consetta Caruccio
1935Thera Steppich
1936Jennie Caputo
1937Pearl Perkins
1938Helm McKee
1939Margaret Weissmann
1940No Competition
1941Pearl Perkins Nightingale
1942No Competition
1943Pearl Perkins Nightingale
1944Helm McKee
1945Clara M. Schroth
1946Clara M. Schroth
1947Helen Schifano
1948Helen Schifano
1949Clara M. Schroth
1950Clara M. Schroth
1951Clara M. Schroth
1952Clara Schroth Lomady
1953Ruth Grulkowski
1954Ruth Grulkowski
1955Ernestine Russell
1956Sandra Ruddick
1957Muriel Davis
1958Ernestine Russell
1959Ernestine Russell
1960Gail Sontgerath
1961Kazuko Kadowaki
1962Dale McClements
1963 Donna Schanezer Flint 18 71.77
Muriel D. Grossfeld (AAU)
1964
Marie Walther (AAU)
1965 Gail Daley (?) Southern Illinois University 72.18
Doris Fuchs Brause (AAU)
1966 Donna Schanezer Southern Illinois University 21 66.15
Linda Metheny (AAU)
1967
Carolyn Hacker (AAU)
1968 Linda Scott Southern Illinois University 72.435
Linda Metheny (AAU)
1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18 36.00
Joyce Tanac (AAU)
1970 Cathy Rigby McCoy SCATS 17 74.50
Linda Metheny (AAU)
1971 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 16 74.50
  Linda Metheny Mulvihill McKinley YMCA 24 74.50
1972 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 17 37.90
  Cathy Rigby McCoy SCATS 19 37.90
1973 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 18 74.35
1974 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 19 75.15
1975 Tammy Manville Arizona Twisters 15 74.30
1976 Denise Cheshire Gymnastics Olympica 16 75.95
Robin Huebner Dickinson (ND) Gymnastics Club 14 37.95
1977 Donna Turnbow KIPS 15 76.00
1978 Kathy Johnson SCATS 18 75.45
1979 Leslie Pyfer National Academy of Gymnastics 15 75.80
1980 Julianne McNamara National Academy of Gymnastics 14 76.15
1981 Tracee Talavera National Academy of Gymnastics 14 74.15
1982 Tracee Talavera National Academy of Gymnastics 15 75.95
1983 Dianne Durham Karolyi’s Gymnastics 14 76.10
1984 Mary Lou Retton Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 77.02
1985 Sabrina Mar SCATS 15 74.94
1986 Jennifer Sey Parkettes 17 74.50
1987 Kristie Phillips Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 77.32
1988 Phoebe Mills Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 77.86
1989 Brandy Johnson Brown’s Gymnastics 16 77.02
1990 Kim Zmeskal Karolyi’s Gymnastics 14 77.42
1991 Kim Zmeskal Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 78.42
1992 Kim Zmeskal Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 78.59
1993 Shannon Miller Dynamo’s Gymnastics 16 78.41
1994 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 17 78.00
1995 Dominique Moceanu Karolyi’s Gymnastics 13 78.45
1996 Shannon Miller Dynamo’s Gymnastics 19 78.38
1997 Vanessa Atler Charter Oak Gliders 15 74.612
  Kristy Powell Cincinnati 17 74.612
1998 Kristen Maloney Parkettes 17 76.749
1999 Kristen Maloney Parkettes 18 38.687
2000 Elise Ray Hill’s Gymnastics 18 76.987
2001 Tasha Schwikert GymCats 16 74.912
2002 Tasha Schwikert GymCats 17 75.550
2003 Courtney Kupets Hill’s Gymnastics 16 74.950
2004 Courtney Kupets Hill’s Gymnastics 17 76.450
  Carly Patterson WOGA 16 76.450
2005 Nastia Liukin WOGA 15 76.164
2006 Nastia Liukin WOGA 16 123.700
2007 Shawn Johnson Chow's 15 123.650
2008 Shawn Johnson Chow's 16 127.500
2009 Bridget Sloan Sharp's 17 117.550
2010 Rebecca Bross WOGA 17 120.300
2011 Jordyn Wieber Gedderts' Twistars 16 121.300
2012 Jordyn Wieber Gedderts' Twistars 16 121.900
2013 Simone Biles Bannon's 16 120.450

Women’s vault champions

Year Name Club Age Score
1963 Donna Schanezer Flint 18 17.76
1964
1965 Gail Daley Southern Illinois University 18.395
1966 Donna Schanezer Southern Illinois University 21 8.512
1967
1968 Terry Spencer Southern Illinois University 17 18.76
1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18 9.05
  Cleo Carver Seattle YMCA 16 9.05
•1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18  
1970 Cathy Rigby McCoy SCATS 17 18.65
1971 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 16 9.325
  Adele Gleaves Louisville Gymnastics Club 18 9.325
1972 Cindy Eastwood SCATS 19.050
1973 Roxanne Pierce Mancha Southern Conneticut Club 18 19.025
1974 Dianne Dunbar Diablo Gymnastics Club 15 18.800
1975 Kolleen Casey St. Paul Turners 15 19.075
1976 Debbie Wilcox Boulder Flyers 16 19.300
1977 Lisa Cawthron Arlington Gymnastics Club 19.050
1978 Rhonda Schwandt Jetes of West Minster 15 19.100
  Sharon Shapiro Gymnastics Olympica 16 19.100
1979 Christa Canary Mid American Twisters 17 19.350
1980 Julianne McNamara SCATS 15 19.300
  Beth Kline SCATS 13 19.300
1981 Kim Neal Arizona Twisters 19.025
1982 Yumi Mordre National Academy of Gymnastics 16 19.150
1983 Dianne Durham Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 19.525
1984 Mary Lou Retton Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 9.850
1985 Yolande Mavity National Academy of Gymnastics 17 19.300
1986 Joyce Wilborn North Stars Gymnastics 16 19.425
1987 Rhonda Faehn Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 19.663
1988 Rhonda Faehn Karolyi’s Gymnastics 17 19.706
1989 Brandy Johnson Brown’s Gymnastics 16 9.781
1990 Brandy Johnson Brown’s Gymnastics 17 9.768
1991 Kerri Strug Karolyi’s Gymnastics 13 9.825
1992 Kerri Strug Karolyi’s Gymnastics 14 9.837
1993 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 16 9.581
1994 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 17 9.750
1995 Shannon Miller Dynamo Gymnastics 18 9.837
1996 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 19 9.800
1997 Vanessa Atler Charter Oak Gliders 15 9.512
1998 Dominique Moceanu Moceanu Gymnastics 16 9.537
1999 Vanessa Atler Charter Oak Gliders 17 9.675
2000 Kristen Maloney Parkettes 19 9.512
2001 Mohini Bhardwaj UCLA 22 9.525
2002 Elizabeth Tricase IGI 16 9.700
2003 Annia Hatch Stars 24 9.650
2004 Annia Hatch Stars 25 9.625
2005 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s 17 19.283
2006 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s 18 31.800
2007 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s 19 30.425
2008 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s 20 30.700
2009 Kayla Williams Gym Nest 16 29.075
2010 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan's 22 30.675
2011 MyKayla Maroney All Olympia 15 31.750
2012 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan's 24 30.025
2013 MyKayla Maroney All Olympia 17 31.200

Women’s uneven bars champions

Year Name Club Age Score
1963 Donna Schanezer Flint 18 17.66
1964
1965 Irene Haworth Southern Illinois University 18.395
1966 Donna Schanezer Southern Illinois University 21 8.662
1967
1968 Linda Scott Southern Illinois University 16.57
1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18 9.20
  Lisa Nelson SCATS 9.20
•1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18  
1970 Roxanne Pierce Mancha Marvateens 15 18.725
1971 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 16 9.475
1972 Cathy Rigby McCoy SCATS 19 19.500
1973 Roxanne Pierce Mancha Southern Conneticut Club 18 18.925
1974 Diane Dunbar Diablo Gymnastics Club 15 19.175
1975 Leslie Wolfsberger SCATS 16 19.100
1976 Leslie Wolfsberger SCATS 17 19.200
1977 Donna Turnbow KIPS 17 19.325
1978 Marcia Frederick Grossfeld School 15 19.525
1979 Marcia Frederick Pioneer Gymnastics Club 16 19.350
1980 Marcia Frederick Pioneer Gymnastics Club 17 19.950
1981 Julianne McNamara National Academy of Gymnastics 15 19.225
1982 Marie Roethlisberger Mid American Twisters 16 19.325
1983 Julianne McNamara SCATS 17 19.250
1984 Julianne McNamara Karolyi’s Gymnastics 18 9.950
1985 Sabrina Mar SCATS 15 19.150
1986 Marie Roethlisberger SCATS 20 19.100
1987 Melissa Marlowe Rocky Mountain Gymnastics 15 19.450
1988 Chelle Stack Karolyi’s Gymnastics 14 19.788
1989 Chelle Stack Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 9.725
1990 Sandy Woolsey Desert Devils Gymnastics 18 9.900
1991 Elisabeth Crandall Desert Devils Gymnastics 16 9.875
1992 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 15 9.812
1993 Shannon Miller Dynamo Gymnastics 16 9.837
1994 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 17 9.900
1995 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 18 9.912
1996 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 19 9.912
1997 Kristy Powell Cincinnati 17 9.550
1998 Elise Ray Hill’s Gymnastics 16 9.825
1999 Jennie Thompson Cincinnati Gymnastics 18 9.675
  Jamie Dantzscher Charter Oak Gliders 17 9.675
2000 Elise Ray Hill’s Gymnastics 18 9.800
2001 Katie Heenan Capital Gymnastics 15 9.125
2002 Tasha Schwikert GymCats 17 9.450
2003 Katie Heenan Capital Gymnastics 17 9.575
2004 Tasha Schwikert GymCats 19 9.650
2005 Nastia Liukin WOGA 15 19.516
2006 Nastia Liukin WOGA 16 32.250
2007 Nastia Liukin WOGA 17 31.550
2008 Nastia Liukin WOGA 18 34.150
2009 Bridget Sloan Sharp's 17 29.450
2010 Rebecca Bross WOGA 17 30.050
2011 Jordyn Wieber Gedderts' Twistars 16 29.750
2012 Gabrielle Douglas Chow's Gymnastics 16 31.300
2013 Kyla Ross Gym-Max 16 30.950

Women’s balance beam champions

Year Name Club Age Score
1963 Leissa Krol Flint
1964
1965 Gail Daley Southern Illinois University 18.375
1966 Irene Haworth Southern Illinois University 8.887
  Linda Scott Southern Illinois University 8.887
1967
1968 Linda Scott Southern Illinois University 17.12
1969 Lonna Woodward Seattle YMCA 8.90
  Janet Boyd Seattle YMCA 8.90
•1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18  
1970 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 19 17.95
1971 Linda Metheny Mulvihill McKinley YMCA 24 9.415
1972 Kim Chace Southern Conneticut Gymnastics 15 19.100
1973 Nancy Thies Marshall Oregon Academy of Gymnastics 15 18.700
1974 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 19 19.000
1975 Kyle Gayner SCATS 17 19.075
1976 Carrie Englert National Academy of Gymnastics 18 19.100
1977 Donna Turnbow KIPS 17 18.850
1978 Kathy Johnson 19.200
1979 Heidi Anderson Parkettes 16 18.925
1980 Kelly Garrison-Steves Gymnastics Oklahoma 13 19.125
1981 Tracee Talavera National Academy of Gymnastics 14 18.750
1982 Julianne McNamara National Academy of Gymnastics 16 19.200
1983 Dianne Durham Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 18.775
1984 Pam Bileck SCATS 15 9.800
  Tracee Talavera Golden Gate 17 9.800
1985 Kelly Garrison-Steves Short Grass 18 19.300
1986 Angie Denkins Will-Moor 17 18.850
1987 Kristie Phillips Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 19.475
1988 Kelly Garrison-Steves University of Oklahoma 21 19.550
1989 Brandy Johnson Brown’s Gymnastics 16 9.837
1990 Betty Okino Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 9.825
1991 Shannon Miller Dynamo Gymnastics 14 9.887
1992 Kerri Strug Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 9.837
  Kim Zmeskal Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 9.837
1993 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 16 9.687
1994 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 17 9.850
1995 Monica Flammer Cypress Gymnastics 15 9.687
  Doni Thompson Colorado Aerials 14 9.687
1996 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 19 9.862
1997 Kendall Beck Cypress Gymnastics 16 9.425
1998 Dominique Moceanu Moceanu Gymnastics 16 9.800
1999 Vanessa Atler Charter Oak Gliders 17 9.775
2000 Alyssa Beckerman Cincinnati Gymnastics 19 9.650
  Amy Chow West Valley 22 9.650
2001 Tasha Schwikert GymCats 16 9.525
2002 Tabitha Yim Gliders 16 9.550
2003 Hollie Vise WOGA 15 9.725
2004 Courtney Kupets Hill’s Gymnastics 17 9.725
2005 Nastia Liukin WOGA 15 18.583
2006 Nastia Liukin WOGA 16 31.800
2007 Shawn Johnson Chow's 15 31.850
2008 Nastia Liukin WOGA 18 32.450
2009 Ivana Hong WOGA 16 30.350
2010 Rebecca Bross WOGA 17 30.900
2011 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan's 23 30.100
2012 Aly Raisman Brestyan's 18 30.650
2013 Kyla Ross Gym-Max 16 29.950

Women’s floor exercise champions

Year Name Club Age Score
1963 Donna Schanezer Flint 18 17.76
1964
1965 Gail Daley Southern Illinois University 18.180
1966 Donna Schanezer Southern Illinois University 21 8.787
1967
1968 Linda Scott Southern Illinois University 17.90
1969 Wendy Cluff SCATS   9.200
1969 Joyce Tanac Schroeder Seattle YMCA 18
1970 Cathy Rigby McCoy SCATS 17 19.175
1971 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 16 9.600
  Linda Metheny Mulvihill McKinley YMCA 24 9.600
1972 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 17 19.200
1973 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 18 18.900
1974 Joan Moore Gnat Mannettes 19  19.125
1975 Kathy Howard Hi-Lo Twisters 17 19.100
1976 Carrie Englert National Academy of Gymnastics 18 19.350
1977 Kathy Johnson Olympic Train. Ctr. 17 19.200
1978 Kathy Johnson SCATS 18 19.500
1979 Heidi Anderson Parkettes 16 19.250
1980 Beth Kline SCATS 13 19.450
1981 Michelle Goodwin Berks 15 18.775
1982 Amy Koopman Mid American Twisters 19.200
1983 Dianne Durham Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 19.375
1984 Mary Lou Retton Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 10.000
1985 Sabrina Mar SCATS 15 19.150
1986 Yolanda Mavity National Academy of Gymnastics 18 18.600
1987 Kristie Phillips Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 19.300
1988 Phoebe Mills Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 19.638
1989 Brandy Johnson Brown’s Gymnastics 16 9.687
1990 Brandy Johnson Brown’s Gymnastics 17 9.900
1991 Kim Zmeskal Karolyi’s Gymnastics 15 9.912
  Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 14 9.912
1992 Kim Zmeskal Karolyi’s Gymnastics 16 9.900
1993 Shannon Miller Dynamo’s Gymnastics 16 9.712
1994 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 17 9.925
1995 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 18 9.900
1996 Dominique Dawes Hill’s Angels 19 9.900
1997 Lindsay Wing Cypress Gymnastics 15 9.700
1998 Vanessa Atler Charter Oak Gliders 16 9.850
1999 Elise Ray Hill’s Gymnastics 17 9.775
2000 Kristen Maloney Parkettes 19 9.825
2001 Tabitha Yim Gliders 15 9.575
2002 Tasha Schwikert GymCats 17 9.400
2003 Ashley Postell Capital 17 9.450
2004 Carly Patterson WOGA 16 9.700
2005 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s 17 19.633
2006 Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s 18 30.650
  Randi Stageberg Excaliber 15 30.650
2007 Shawn Johnson Chow's 15 30.850
2008 Shawn Johnson Chow's 16 32.250
2009 Bridget Sloan Sharp's 17 29.350
2010 Mattie Larson All Olympia 18 30.350
2011 Jordyn Wieber Gedderts' Twistars 16 29.900
2012 Aly Raisman Brestyan's 18 31.250
2013 McKayla Maroney All Olympia 17 30.100

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