George Washington, Oklahoma and William & Mary at N.C. State
|Full Results||Oklahoma: 197.475||NC State: 196.125||GW: 193.600||W&M: 189.450|
|VT: Shepard, Stern 9.900||UB: LeVasseur 9.900||BB: Thomas 9.950||FX: Webb 9.925||AA: Shepard 39.450|
The Big Storyline: Oklahoma put together another strong performance to take first place by over a point. N.C. State also put together a strong meet, reaching 196 for the second time this season. George Washington improved on its performance from last week but still had some struggles, especially on beam. William & Mary had rough rotations on bars and beam but put up respectable totals on both vault and floor in what was its season opener.
Implications: Oklahoma will pass Utah in the rankings to move up to No. 3 in the country. Once NQS kicks in after next weekend, expect the Sooners to move up even more as they will be able to drop their sub 197 scores. N.C. State will improve its average score by a bit, but its ranking won’t change significantly until after next weekend when it can start dropping its lower scores.
Records: Emily Shepard set a new career best in the all around with a 39.450.
Current Rankings: No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 48 George Washington and William & Mary at No. 26 N.C. State
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: It’s a somewhat uncommon occurrence to see Oklahoma on a widely accessible stream, so don’t miss your chance to watch the No. 4 team in action. While the other teams in this meet are not as highly ranked, there are several standout routines you won’t want to miss. It’s also William & Mary’s season debut.
Need More Proof? It’s a great opportunity to see Anastasia Webb—one of the best all arounders in the country. George Washington freshman Kendall Whitman has become a gymternet sensation this week with her unique vault and three E-pass floor routine. N.C. State’s Emily Shepard does beautiful gymnastics on all four events with high scores of 9.900 on vault, bars and floor. While it’s hard to know exactly what William & Mary will look like after losing over half of its 2020 routines to graduation and transfers, freshman Grace Costello is expected to be a standout for the Tribe, especially on floor.
- Video Type: ACCNx
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=50f9b230-116f-4fbb-8b32-97b5fb862b31
- Scores: http://sidearmstats.com/ncsu/gymnastics/20210219.htm
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/02/19/live-blog-no-4-oklahoma-no-48-george-washington-and-william-mary-at-no-26-n-c-state/
- Live Blog Editor: Mary Emma