BRIDGEPORT, Conn., April 13, 2019 – Lindenwood University won the team title at the 2019 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships at the University of Bridgeport’s (Conn.) Wheeler Recreation Center. This is Lindenwood’s third overall team title. Competition concludes tomorrow with the individual event finals at 1 p.m. ET, which fans can watch on the livestream or via live scoring.
Lindenwood won the team title with a 196.375 total. The University of Illinois – Chicago was not far behind with a 196.025. The University of Bridgeport, the host of the championships, was third (195.925), with the U.S. Air Force Academy in fourth (194.575). Lindenwood’s team scores were: vault, 48.775; uneven bars, 49.075; balance beam, 49.500, the top team score; and floor exercise, 49.025. The other highest event team scores were: vault, UIC, 49.000; uneven bars, Air Force, 49.125; and floor exercise, UIC, 49.275.
Seattle Pacific University’s Darian Burns won the all-around crown on Friday night.
Tickets are available online and prices for each of the four sessions are: general public, $15, and senior citizen and youth (5-18), $10. For more information, go to Bridgeport.universitytickets.com/w.
The 13 schools and universities represented in the championships are: the U.S. Air Force Academy; Brown University; Centenary College; Cornell University; Lindenwood University; Seattle Pacific University; Southeast Missouri State University; Southern Connecticut State University; Texas Woman’s University; University of Bridgeport; University of Illinois – Chicago; Wester Chester University; and Yale University.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships is for Division I, II and III schools with less than seven-and-a-half full scholarships.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung is the new president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, visit usagym.org.