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WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 27, 2009 – The College of William & Mary’s Derek Gygax and Arizona State University’s Alex Gaudour of Arizona State University won the varsity and club all-around titles, respectively, at the 2009 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships held at William & Mary’s Kaplan Arena in Williamsburg, Va.

Gygax won the varsity all-around with an 84.150 total. Springfield College’s Ty Evans and the U.S. Naval Academy’s Dylan Parrott finished second (82.700) and third (81.300) behind Gygax. In the club all-around, Gaudor captured the title with an 81.350 total. Sam Softich of the University of Washington was second at 79.250, with teammate Joey Lawrence third at 78.050.

Gygax, a junior from Stevensville, Md., is just the fourth William & Mary gymnast to win the all-around title at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships and the first since Ramon Jackson earned the second of his two-consecutive all-around golds in 2006.

Gygax finished in the top 10 in five of the six events. His scores for each event were: 13.800, floor exercise; 14.00, pommel horse; 13.850, still rings; 14.750, vault; 13.600, parallel bars; and 14.150, horizontal bar.

Gaudour won the collegiate all-around title with the third highest all-around score in the meet. His individual event scores were: 13.750, floor exercise; 12.000, pommel horse; 13.700, sill rings; 14.900, vault; 13.550, parallel bars; and 13.450, high bar.

The championships, sponsored by USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, is divided into two categories, varsity and collegiate. The varsity competition is for Division I, II, or III, four-year institutions with gymnastics as a varsity sport, and the collegiate team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport. Each category produces its own winners for the team and individual competitions.

USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va.

Varsity All-around
1. Derek Gygax, College of William & Mary, 84.150
2. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 82.700
3. Dylan Parrott, U.S. Naval Academy, 81.300

By event scores

                 FX      PH      SR      VT      PB      HB
Derek Gygax    13.800  14.000  13.850  14.750  13.600  14.150
Ty Evans       13.750  12.500  13.450  15.350  13.850  13.800
Dylan Parrott  14.050  13.300  13.750  14.750  14.050  11.400

Collegiate all-around
1. Alex Gaudour, Arizona State University, 81.350
2. Sam Softich, University of Washington, 79.250
2. Joey Lawrence, University of Washington, 78.050

By event scores

                 FX      PH      SR      VT      PB      HB
Alex Gaudour   13.750  12.000  13.700  14.900  13.550  13.450
Sam Softich    13.400  11.050  13.350  14.850  13.450  13.150
Joey Lawrence  13.350  10.200  13.000  14.350  13.600  13.550