CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 15, 2011 – Kylee Botterman of the University of Michigan won the all-around title at the 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, the University of Alabama, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, and University of Utah qualified for the Super Six, the team finals scheduled for April 16. Today’s sessions also determined the gymnasts who will advance to the individual event finals on April 17. Fans can follow the action live online at ncaa.com.
Botterman, who received the AAI Award as the sport’s top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women’s gymnastics, earned a 39.525 to clinch the title, slipping by Alabama’s Kayla Hoffman who posted a 39.500. Botterman’s event scores were: 9.925, vault; 9.825, uneven bars; 9.850, balance beam; and floor exercise, 9.925. Alabama’s Geralen Stack-Eaton and Georgia’s Cassidy McComb tied for third at 39.400. Both Hoffman and Stack-Eaton are former members of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
For teams, the top three from each session advanced to the Super Six. The University of Oklahoma had the top score for the first session, posting a 196.775. The University of Michigan was nipping at their heels with a 196.700. UCLA rounded out the top three at 196.500. UCLA had the top team scores for both vault (49.450) and floor exercise (49.325). Oklahoma posted the best team score for the balance beam (49.17) and tied with Michigan for the uneven bars (49.375).
In the second session, the University of Alabama had the night’s (and the day’s) highest team score at 197.050. Nebraska had the evening’s, and the day’s, second best team tally at 196.850. The University of Utah advanced to the finals for its 196.200. Alabama had the top team score for the balance beam (48.950) and tied with Nebraska for the highest vault team posting (49.450).
The top four gymnasts, plus ties, in the individual event rankings advanced to the finals. The former U.S. national team members who qualified for the individual event finals are: vault – Hoffman, Alaina Johnson of Florida, and Stack-Eaton; uneven bars – Sarah DeMeo of Alabama, Johnson and Stack-Eaton; balance beam – Hoffman, Brittani McCullough of UCLA, Natasha Kelley of Oklahoma and Samantha Peszek of UCLA; and floor exercise – Johnson, McCullough, Stack-Eaton. The list of all individual event qualifiers is attached.
The remaining schedule is: Super Six, Saturday, April 16, 4 p.m. ET; and Individual Event Finals, Sunday, April 17, 1 p.m.
The Super Six team finals will air tape-delayed on CBS, Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. ET.
In the 2010 championships, UCLA won its sixth NCAA women’s team title with an overall score of 197.725. Oklahoma finished second with a score of 197.250, followed by Alabama in third (197.225), Stanford in fourth (197.100), Florida in fifth (197.000) and Utah in sixth (196.225).
2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships
April 15, 2011
Team semifinals (top three from each session advance to the finals)
1. University of Oklahoma, 196.775
2. University of Michigan, 196.700
3. University of California-Los Angeles, 196.500
4. University of Arkansas, 195.450
4. University of Georgia, 195.450
6. University of Illinois, 195.100
1. University of Alabama, 197.050
2. University of Nebraska, 196.850
3. University of Utah, 196.200
4. University of Florida, 196.125
5. Oregon State University, 196.100
6. Kent State University, 195.000
1. Kylee Botterman, University of Michigan, 39.525
2. Kayla Hoffman, University of Alabama, 39.500
3. Geralen Stack-Eaton, University of Alabama, 39.400
3. Cassidy McComb, University of Georgia, 39.400
5. Melissa Fernandez, University of Illinois, 39.375
5. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, University of California-Los Angeles, 39.375
7. Kim Jacob, University of Alabama, 39.350
7. Leslie Mak, Oregon State University, 39.350
7. Jaime Pisani, University of Arkansas, 39.350
9. Stephanie McAllister, University of Utah, 39.325
10. Ashanee Dickerson, University of Florida, 39.300