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UCLA Athletics | April 22, 2018

UCLA wins national championship in dramatic fashion

UCLA wins women's gymnastics national championship

ST. LOUIS –– Trailing two-time defending champion Oklahoma by .175 heading into the final rotation of the night. But UCLA turned in a performance for the ages at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday evening. The Bruins scored an NCAA record 49.75 on balance beam to earn the 2018 NCAA title at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.

The win marks the seventh NCAA gymnastics championship for UCLA, as the Bruins ended the evening with an overall score of 198.075.

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The championship was decided on the event's final routine, where UCLA redshirt senior Christine Peng-Peng Lee needed to score at least a 9.975 to give UCLA the title.

She went a step further, scoring a perfect 10 to secure the program's first title since 2010. Prior to Lee's performance, Kyla Ross kept UCLA in it with an impressive 9.9875.

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