2017’s Greatest Hits

Surprises, highlights and more from the year 2017.

  • LSU nailing its Super Six beam rotation for a 49.725, ending with the final routine of Ashleigh Gnat’s incredible career

  • Lindenwood winning the MIC title for the third consecutive year
  • Michigan State’s incredible floor rotation at the Big Ten Championship, totaling a 49.475
  • Maggie Nichols’ 10.0 on beam during Super Six, redemption for her fall in prelims
  • Posted by Christy Ann Linder Gymnastics Photography on Monday, April 17, 2017

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater securing its fourth NCGA title
  • Mollie Korth surprising everyone when she arrived at Kentucky a year early to immediate success
  • The look on McMurtry’s face after she finished her floor routine during nationals prelims when she clinched the all around title
  • Posted by Christy Ann Linder Gymnastics Photography on Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Arizona State beating rival Arizona for its first PAC-12 win since 2014
  • Peng Peng Lee being granted a sixth year of eligibility
  • Texas Woman’s University winning its 10th USAG title
  • MyKayla Skinner and Julia Ross competing in the all around in every meet all season with zero major mistakes—Skinner’s lowest score all year was a 9.75, and Ross’ was 9.65!
    • Honorable mention to Amelia Hundley, Mollie Korth, Sidney Dukes, Chayse Capps and Alicia Boren who all came close to this feat

    Posted by Christy Ann Linder Gymnastics Photography on Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • The amazing MAC championship, with the top four teams finishing within a half point and Eastern Michigan ultimately defending its title
  • Georgia naming star alumna Courtney Kupets-Carter head coach, and bringing Suzanne Yoculan back as volunteer assistant
  • Kyla Ross scoring her first 10.0 and bursting into happy tears
  • Denelle Pedrick’s surprise Yurchenko double, and qualifying to nationals on vault
  • Stanford increasing transparency and stepping up its social media game under Tabitha Yim during preseason for the 2018 season
  • Korth, Aspen Tucker, Paige Zaziski and Sydney Snead training Yurchenko doubles over the summer
  • Chelsea Raineri’s military brother surprising her when he showed up at a George Washington meet
  • Mackenzie Wofford finally getting a 10.0 on bars after four years of being so close
  • Chayse Capps’ stunning beam and floor performances
  • Gnat’s farewell Amanar
  • https://www.instagram.com/p/BTKIBFfB-qm/?hl=en&taken-by=ash_gnat13
  • Superstar freshmen all arounders
    • Breakout all around debut performances from former level 10s
      • Kennedi Edney: 39.625
      • Rachel Dickson: 39.525
      • Maddie Karr: 39.5
      • Wynter Childers: 39.3
      • Honorable mention: Korth, Lexi Funk, Taylor Houchin, Tucker and Jessica Yamzon
    • Elites carrying over their success starting with their first all around appearances
      • Nichols: 39.725
      • Skinner: 39.55
      • Madison Kocian: 39.425
      • Hundley: 39.375
  • Malory Rose clinching Washington’s berth to nationals while tearing her ACL on the beam dismount




  • Arizona State killing the leotard game, with two new gorgeous leos for 2017
  • Gnat and McMurtry’s dueling 10.0 Yurchenko doubles at the Florida at LSU duel meet
  • https://twitter.com/A_Bugs_Lyfe/status/838590212452282372
  • Peyton Ernst finally landing at Alabama, with her best friend Bailie Key
  • Stacie Webb’s emotional 10.0 on beam, the first ever perfect mark for Southern Utah
  • Christina Desiderio deciding to join LSU a year early
  • Hallie Mossett closing out the entire 2017 season on floor during the Super Six with her Beyonce routine after everyone else had finished competing
  • Posted by Christy Ann Linder Gymnastics Photography on Monday, April 17, 2017

What did we miss? What were your favorite NCAA gym moments of 2017? Add them to the comments below.

Article by Emily Minehart

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