INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced today the teams and individuals who have advanced to compete in the 2021 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships.
The championships, hosted by Texas Woman's University, Knight Eady and the Fort Worth Sports Commission, will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, April 16-17.
The women’s gymnastics championships consists of eight teams and four all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team). The top two teams and the top all-around competitor from each of the four regionals have advanced to the national championships. In addition, the top event specialist at each regional also advanced to the national championships (in her specific event) who were not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.
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The top two teams from the Athens and Morgantown regionals will compete in the first semifinal and the top two teams from the Salt Lake City and Tuscaloosa regionals will compete in the second semifinal.
Team and individual qualifiers for the 2021 women’s gymnastics championships are as follows:
|Team||Regional||Regional Final Score|
|Utah||Salt Lake City||197.925|
|LSU||Salt Lake City||197.750|
|Lynnzee Brown, Denver||Athens||39.725|
|Kennedy Hambrick, Arkansas||Tuscaloosa||39.550|
|Chae Campbell, UCLA||Morgantown||39.425|
|Hannah Scharf, Arizona State||Salt Lake City||39.425|
|Angelica Labat, Illinois State||Tuscaloosa||9.950|
|Madi Dagen, Oregon State||Athens||9.950|
|Nia Dennis, UCLA||Morgantown||9.925|
|Raena Worley, Kentucky||Salt Lake City||9.900|
|Cairo Leonard-Baker, Arizona State||Salt Lake City||9.950|
|Margzetta Frazier, UCLA||Morgantown||9.950|
|Hannah Demers, Central Michigan||Athens||9.925|
|Maggie O’Hara, Arkansas||Tuscaloosa||9.925|
|Sydney Schaffer, Missouri||Tuscaloosa||9.950|
|Bailey Bunn, Kentucky||Salt Lake City||9.900|
|Hannah Joyner, Rutgers||Morgantown||9.925|
|Morgan Tong, Central Michigan||Athens||9.925|
|Emily Shepard, NC State||Athens||9.925|
|Hannah McCrary, Missouri||Tuscaloosa||9.925|
|Abbey Miner Alder, Brigham Young||Morgantown||9.900|
|Malia Hargrove, Arizona||Salt Lake City||9.900|
In the 2019 championships, Oklahoma won its fourth national title and third in four years. The Sooners finished with a final team score of 198.3375, which ranks second all-time in championship final history (following only the record set by Oklahoma in 2017). LSU was runner-up (197.8250), followed by UCLA (197.5375) and Denver (197.0000). Maggie Nichols of Oklahoma captured her second consecutive all-around title finishing with a 39.7125. Claiming the individual event title on vault with scores of 9.95 were Auburn’s Derrian Gobourne, LSU’s Kennedi Edney, Oklahoma’s Nichols and UCLA’s Kyla Ross. Sarah Finnegan of LSU took home the bars title with a 9.95. Michigan’s Natalie Wojcik was the champion on beam with a 9.95. In another four-way tie and with a score of 9.95, Florida’s Alicia Boren, Denver’s Lynnzee Brown, Oklahoma’s Brenna Dowell and UCLA’s Ross claimed the title on floor.
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Team semifinal and individual competition will be conducted in two sessions Friday, April 16, at 1 and 6 p.m. Eastern time. The top two teams from each semifinal will advance to championship final competition Saturday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Both semifinals will be broadcast live on ESPN2, and championship final competition will be broadcast live on ABC.
For more information and tickets to the women’s gymnastics championships, log on to NCAA.com/wgymnastics. The complete 2021 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships bracket is available online at ncaa.com.