In the final week before the conference championships, we pretty much had everything you could ask for in NCAA gymnastics. There was a perfect 10, upsets, program records, collegiate debuts, senior night tears, rankings flip flops and more. Catch up on what you missed below.
Michigan, vault, 49.800
— Michigan Women’s Gymnastics (@UMichWGym) March 12, 2021
The Wolverines shocked us all with a lineup with six 10.0 start values. Abby Heiskell and Reyna Guggino each debuted new Yurchenko 1.5s, and the team totaled a staggering 49.800 on the event. That’s tied for the second-best total in NCAA history per statistician friend of the site Drew Porche.
Best Consolation Prize
— LIU Gymnastics (@LIUGymnastics) March 13, 2021
The Sharks continued their upward trajectory by earning 48-plus on all four events and besting their previous season and program high by over a full point.
No. 21 Illinois shattered its program record 197.350 set in 2015 with a 197.575 in an upset over No. 7 Minnesota. It even got a shoutout from the athletic director! The Illini and Gophers will meet again next week in the Big Ten conference championship night session.
The Taylor Houchin Award
Lynnzee Brown, floor, 9.975
Denver senior Lynnzee Brown earned her third consecutive 9.975 on floor at BYU this weekend. Third. The senior is poised for something great this postseason.
Most Brilliant Floor Music
Cameron Kelperis, floor, 9.700
— San Jose State Gymnastics (@SanJoseStateGYM) March 11, 2021
Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics is the most perfect floor music we never thought of. We somehow missed this in San Jose State’s first televised meet last week, but thankfully, got it together this week and were treated to Kelperis’ set.
Mercedez Sanchez (San Jose State)
We’ll admit we got a little teary seeing Sanchez perform in Pauley for the first time.
Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps of top meets or particularly exciting matchups and even links to watch archived broadcasts.
California at Washington
Stanford at San Jose State
Denver at BYU
Michigan at Maryland
Kent State at Bowling Green
Michigan State at Ohio State
Temple at Towson
West Virginia at Pittsburgh
Texas Woman’s at Centenary
Illinois State and Lindenwood at SEMO
Northern Illinois at Iowa State
Utah State at Utah
Arizona State at Boise State
Penn State at Rutgers
LIU at N.C. State
Minnesota at Illinois
Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan at Central Michigan
Air Force and Southern Utah at Arizona
San Jose State at UCLA
William & Mary at North Carolina
Oklahoma at Iowa State
Pittsburgh at West Virginia
Oregon State at Stanford
New Hampshire and Temple at Towson
Iowa at Nebraska
Washington at California
Article by the editors of College Gym News
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