SEATTLE, Wash., April 9, 2017 – Texas Woman’s University won the team title last night at the 2017 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships at Seattle (Wash.) Pacific University’s Brougham Pavilion. The win was the program’s 10th USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships title and their first since 2008. The University of Bridgeport was second, and defending champion Lindenwood University finished third. Competition concludes today at 1 p.m. PT with the individual event finals.
TWU earned a 196.125, well ahead of Bridgeport’s 195.500. Lindenwood posted a 195.375 to finish third, and Cornell University’s 194.950 gave them fourth place. TWU’s event scores were 48.975, vault; 48.750, uneven bars; 49.150, balance beam; and 49.250, floor exercise.
Friday night, Majesta Valentine of West Chester University, won the all-around title.
The nine schools that entered the team competition are Brown University, Cornell University, Lindenwood University, Seattle Pacific University, Texas Woman’s University, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Bridgeport, West Chester University and Yale University. Schools with athletes competing for an event or all-around title only are: Centenary College, Southern Connecticut State University, and University of Pennsylvania.
The top five individuals for each event from each of the two Friday sessions qualified for the individual finals, scheduled for today at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a day pass, or $30 for an all-event pass.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships is for Division I, II and III schools with less than seven-and-a-half full scholarships.