The DIIIsmount: Week 3

We’re recapping this weekend’s action in the second edition of our new feature highlighting DII/DIII gymnastics. Read on to catch up on the highest scores and most exciting competitions of week three.

Top DII/DIII Scores of the Weekend
Emma Schulz Cortland State BB 9.825
Kat Doran Bridgeport UB 9.825
Lauren Ramirez Bridgeport BB 9.8
Kelli Aycock Bridgeport FX 9.825
Maya Reimers Bridgeport FX 9.825
Gabrielle Kistner Bridgeport FX 9.8
Myranda Marshall West Chester UB 9.8
Sara Boyd West Chester BB 9.8
Mallory Moredock TWU VT 9.85
Brandi Lazarus TWU VT 9.825
Alyssa Kelly TWU UB 9.8
Mallory Moredock TWU FX 9.8
Kierstin Sokolowski Lindenwood VT 9.825
Ryan Henry Lindenwood UB 9.8
Kierstin Sokolowski Lindenwood BB 9.825
Ryan Henry Lindenwood BB 9.8
Breanna Franklin Lindenwood FX 9.8

No. 63 Alaska, No. 79 Centenary College at No. 54 Lindenwood
Full Results LU: 194.500 UAA: 188.300 Centenary: 184.125
VT: Sokolowski 9.825 UB: Henry 9.800 BB: Sokolowski 9.825 FX: Franklin 9.800 AA: Fox 38.425

Lindenwood came out on top in this fascinating three-division face-off in the Lions’ home opener. The team’s 194.5 is the highest mark scored this season by any MIC or USAG nationals-eligible team, including all of DII/DIII. It also swept the individual event titles, with two honors going to senior Kiersten Sokolowski. Lindenwood doesn’t have an all arounder at this point, but watch for Sokolowski or sophomore Ryan Henry to add a fourth event it in the coming weeks.

Centenary’s score marked an improvement of over five points from its season opener and included two season bests of 9.7 on floor from Navia Jordan and Cami Bea Austin, as well as Tavia Smith’s third-place finish in the all around with a 37.125. Even this significantly improved team mark doesn’t represent the extent of Centenary’s potential; the team was held back by a difficult rotation on bars, and with a bye week during week four, it will have plenty of opportunity to improve for its home opener in two weeks.

No. 66 Brown at No. 51 Bridgeport
Full Results BU: 193.275 Brown: 191.250
VT: Gardner 9.700 UB: Doran 9.825 BB: Ramirez 9.800 FX: Aycock, Reimers 9.825 AA: Reimers 38.850

Bridgeport continued its undefeated season with a home win over DI Brown, putting up four event scores over 48.000 and a season high team score to boot. The Purple Knights managed the feat by showing off the strength of their freshman class, with three newcomers registering scores at or above a 9.800: Kathryn Doran on bars, Lauren Ramirez on beam and Gabrielle Kistner on floor. Sophomore Maya Reimers won the all around in her first meet competing all four in 2018.

No. 80 Gustavus Adolphus at No. 67 UW-Whitewater
Full Results UW-W: 188.500 GA: 176.850
VT: Marshall 9.700 UB: O’Donnell 9.525 BB: Hutton 9.575 FX: O’Donnell 9.725 AA: O’Donnell 37.075

UW-Whitewater scored the highest mark of any DIII team this weekend, and the second-highest of the season so far, to maintain its undefeated record in 2018. The Warhawks also swept the individual titles: Lisa O’Donnell produced the highest score of the meet on floor and bars and went on to win the all around title while Lauren Marshall won vault and Franchesca Hutton took the top score on beam. The Warhawks’ total of 48.000 on floor is a top-20 score in program history and moves them into second in Division III on the event.

Gustavus Adolphus scored season highs on vault and floor as well as in the team total. Vault was the team’s best apparatus total with a 46.225, and that apparatus also featured its top individual mark, a 9.350 from Leah Heilig.

No. 76 UW-Eau Claire at No. 78 UW-Stout
Full Results UW-S: 185.825 UW-EC: 185.475
VT: Bugge 9.550 UB: Fayler 9.600 BB: Erickson 9.725 FX: Hyde 9.625 AA: Terry 37.725
No. 65 UW-La Crosse at No. 73 Hamline
Full Results UW-LC: 187.900 Hamline: 184.100
VT: Ahrens 9.600 UB: Enright, Wilson 9.575 BB: Ahrens 9.775 FX: Tribbett 9.525 AA: Cooper 36.200
No. 77 UW-Oshkosh at No. 74 Winona State
Full Results WSU: 185.875 UW-O: 181.400
VT: McBrayer 9.475 UB: Pipp 9.500 BB: Jackson 9.550 FX: Jackson 9.775 AA: Jackson 36.850
No. 7 Denver, No. 59 Seattle Pacific, No. 43 UIC and No. 8 Boise State
Full Results BSU: 195.850 DU: 195.050 UIC: 192.375 SPU: 186.875
VT: Addison 9.900 UB: Karr 9.900 BB: Remme 9.925 FX: Brown 9.900 AA: Brown 39.325
No. 70 Springfield College at No. 81 Rhode Island College
Full Results Springfield: 186.200 RIC: 177.625
VT: Rushlow, Jackson 9.600 UB: Clemens 9.550 BB: Rushlow 9.500 FX: Rushlow, Bowen 9.575 AA: Rushlow 37.750
No. 60 Cornell, No. 68 Southern Conn. at No. 75 Cortland State
Full Results Cornell: 192.500 SCSU: 189.825 Cortland St.: 185.150
VT: Shen, Prescott 9.725 UB: Shen 9.825 BB: Schulz 9.825 FX: Haklik, Schulz 9.725 AA: Shen 38.875
  • Freshman Emma Schulz (Cortland St.) tied the school record on balance beam.
No. 64 West Chester at No. 71 Ursinus College
Full Results West Chester: 191.725 Ursinus: 186.8
VT: Meakim 9.7 UB: Marshall 9.8 BB: Boyd 9.8 FX: LaFountain 975 AA: Brubaker 36.2
No. 72 Brockport State at No. 69 Ithaca College
Full Results Brockport: 188.375 Ithaca: 186.95
VT: Mager, Nichols 9.525 UB: Shaine 9.65 BB: Kowalik 9.7 FX: Kowalik 9.775 AA: Mager 37.875
No. 15 Iowa State, No. 40 Texas Woman’s at Oklahoma
Full Results Oklahoma: 197.525 ISU: 194.975 TWU: 191.425
VT: Dowell 9.925 UB: Nichols 9.95 BB: Nichols 9.925 FX: Jackson 9.925 AA: Nichols 39.625

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Article by Rebecca Scally

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