Nichols wins all-around title as women’s Super Six field is set
posted on 04/20/2018

© Amy Pyle

ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2018 – 2015 World team gold medalist Maggie Nichols of the University of Oklahoma posted a perfect 10.000 on the uneven bars in the final rotation to win the all-around title at the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Today’s competition also determined the six teams that will compete for the team title tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can catch all of tomorrow’s action live on the networks of ESPN and online at WatchESPN.com.

Nichols earned scores of 9.9000, vault; 9.9500, balance beam; and 9.9625, floor exercise, in addition to her perfect mark on the bars to score 39.8125 in the all-around. The University of Utah’s MyKayla Skinner, who was a 2016 Olympic alternate, took second with a 39.725 total. Stanford University’s Elizabeth Price was third, earning a 39.675.

In the first of two semifinals, the University of California-Lost Angeles, Louisiana State University and the University of Nebraska advanced to tomorrow’s Super Six. They earned scores of 197.5625, 197.4750 and 197.0125, respectively. The University of Georgia (196.6875), the University of Alabama (196.6250) and the University of Arkansas (196.4250) rounded out the standings.

The University of Oklahoma (198.0500), the University of Florida (197.5875), and the University of Utah (197.1375) qualified from the second semifinal. The University of California-Berkeley posted a 196.500 for fourth, followed by the University of Washington (196.250), and the University of Kentucky (196.0625).

There was a three-way tie for the vault crown between Skinner, Oklahoma’s Brenna Dowell and Florida’s Alex McMurtry, who all posted scores of 9.9375. 2012 Olympic team alternate Price and Nichols both earned perfect 10.000s to share the uneven bars title. UCLA’s Peng Peng Lee took top honors on the balance beam with a 9.9875. On the floor exercise, Nichols and UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi shared the title with a 9.9625.

The remaining broadcast schedule for the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships is below.

Sat, Apr 21 7 p.m. - Super Six Finals - ESPNU