Jessica Davis from San Anselmo, Calif., captured her first Senior National all-around title at the 1995 Rhythmic National Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. Caroline Hunt from Winnetka, Ill., took second, and Kristin Lee from Mountlake Terrace, Wash., finished third.
Davis exclaimed, “I was very surprised because you never really believe it until it happens; you don’t believe it until you’re up there on the awards stand!”
The top eight competitors make USA Gymnastics’ Senior National Team and qualify to the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival, subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee. USOF-’95 takes place July 21-30 in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, Colo.
1995-96 Senior National Team/1995 U.S. Olympic Festival Qualifiers:
(Place, Athlete, Hometown, Club/Location, Score)
1, Jessica Davis, San Anselmo, Calif., Gymmarin Pacific/San Rafael, Calif., 74.675
2, Caroline Hunt, Winnetka, Ill., Illinois Rhythmics/Evanston, Ill., 72.575
3, Kristin Lee, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Seastar Rhythmics/Seattle, Wash., 71.475
4, Tina Tharp, Jacksonville, Calif., International RSG/Jacksonville, Fla., 71.450
5, Brooke Bushnell, San Rafael, Calif., Gymmarin Pacific/San Rafael, Calif., 70.750
6, Liriel Higa, Los Angeles, Calif., Calif. Acad. of RSG/Los Angeles, Calif., 70.500,
7, Lori Fredrickson, Sandwich, Ill., Illinois Rhythmics/Evanston, Ill., 69.650
8, Melissa McElroy, Houston, Texas, Houston Illusions/Evanston, Ill., 69.275
Junior and senior event finals take place on Sunday, June 11.