The NAIGC (National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs) concluded their National Championships on April 21, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 600 competitors, representing 58 clubs from across the country, participated in this year's 24th annual National Championships.
Michael Bynum from Texas A&M University won the all-around with a score of 82.6. Eli Richardson, the all-around champion for the past three years, placed second with a score of 82.0. The third place all-around finisher with a score of 80.9 was Asaf Gans from Penn State University.
In the women's competition, Zara Karuman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) took first place all-around with a score of 38.525. Second place went to her MIT teammate Julia Sharpe who scored 38.025. Michelle Adams from Miami University rounded out the top three with a 37.575.
In the team competitions, Texas A&M University men and Massachusetts Institute of Technology women took first place for the second year in a row.
About the NAIGC:
The National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and support of collegiate club gymnastics. The NAIGC hosted its first annual national championships in 1989, promoting club gymnastics "for the love of the sport." In 2006, the NAIGC elected its first Board of Directors and incorporated as a non-profit organization; the NAIGC was recognized as a tax-exempt public charity in 2008.
Today, a dedicated group of volunteers runs the NAIGC—an elected board of directors comprised primarily of current and former NAIGC gymnasts. The NAIGC promotes competition in gymnastics at the collegiate club level and provides support to its member clubs through a variety of technological resources and support services. Club membership in the NAIGC is open to any collegiate gymnastics club in the United States. Individual membership is open to anyone with an interest in collegiate club gymnastics. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.naigc.org.