INDIANAPOLIS, April 11, 2019 – Defending team champion Texas Woman’s University is seeking its third consecutive team title at this weekend’s 2019 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships that begins Friday, April 12, at the University of Bridgeport’s (Conn.) Wheeler Recreation Center. Yale’s Rebecca Chong and Jacey Baldovino are the returning 2018 champions who are hoping to repeat as the vault and uneven bars titlists, respectively. The three-day championships features gymnasts from 13 colleges and universities and will determine the national team, all-around and individual event champions and medalists.
The 13 schools and universities represented 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 eight schools participating in the team competition are Air Force, Bridgeport, Cornell, Lindenwood, TWU, UIC, West Chester, and Yale.
In 2018, the top four teams, in rank order, were TWU, Lindenwood, Air Force and Cornell. In addition to Chong and Baldovino, the other returning individual medalists are Seattle Pacific’s Darian Burns, all-around silver; Air Force’s Anna Salamone, uneven bars silver; and Lindenwood’s Breanna Franklin, floor exercise bronze.
The competition schedule is:
- April 12, all-around finals, and team and individual event qualifications, 2 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET
- April 13, team finals, 7 p.m. ET
- April 14, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
The team and athlete rotation has been finalized, with Air Force, Lindenwood, West Chester and Yale competing at 2 p.m., and Bridgeport, Cornell, TWU and UIC taking the floor at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online and prices for each of the four sessions are: April 14, general public, $15, and senior citizen and youth (5-18), $10. For more information, go to Bridgeport.universitytickets.com/w.
Live scoring and video for the championships are available here.
The top eight teams, based on the NCAA national qualifying score, qualified to the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, with the highest-scoring Division II or Division III institution nationally, according to the NCAA NQS, receiving an automatic berth. The top 16 individual qualifiers on each event who are not on a qualifying team also earned berths to the championships. The top two teams from each of the two qualification sessions advance to the team finals. For the individual event finals, the top five gymnasts plus ties from each session, with a maximum of three per school, qualify to the event finals.
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.
2019 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships
Gymnasts competing in individual events
Mei Lee Costa, vault, uneven bars
Rose Domonoske, balance beam
Alyssa Gardner, vault
Julia Green, vault, balance beam, floor exercise
Emma Hansen, uneven bars, balance beam
Gabrielle Henchman, vault
Cassidy Jung, balance beam
Kate Nelson, uneven bars
Sophia Petrillo, uneven bars, floor exercise
Caroline Warren, uneven bars
Cami Bea Austin, vault, balance beam, floor exercise
Xian Baumgartner, uneven bars
Navia Jordan, balance beam, floor exercise
Kendall Sanders, all-around
Seattle Pacific University
Darian Burns, all-around
Kyla Chan, floor exercise
Jadacie Durst, vault, uneven bars, floor exercise
Itzia San Roman, uneven bars
Miyuki Matsune, balance beam
Kylie Reese, floor exercise
Lena Wirth, vault
McKenna Zimmerman, all-around
Southeast Missouri State University
Gabrielle Adams, vault
Alana Fischer, all-around
Anna Kaziska, all-around
Mackenenzie Slee, vault, uneven bars, floor exercise
Southern Connecticut State University
Keylea Brothers, floor exercise
Tiffany Coleman, vault
Morgan Gatewood, balance beam
Jacqueline Kutcher, uneven bars
Keara Loughlin, balance beam
Noely Macias, uneven bars
Jordan Peloquin, balance beam, floor exercise
Hannah Stahlbrodt, all-around
Texas Woman’s University
U.S. Air Force Academy
Brooke Bruderv Tyler Davis
Mariana Murphyv Anna Salamone
University of Bridgeport
Delaney Cahillv Varvara Diakakis
University of Illinois – Chicago
West Chester University
Lindsay Chiav Seina Cho
Mary Catherine Fletcher