Last Season in Elite in the NCAA: Fall 2019

With NCAA season in full swing, it’s easy to lose track of what’s happening in the elite world. We’re ringing in the new year by reviewing all the major elite headlines from the last few months.

2019 World Championships

  • There was plenty of NCAA MAG and WAG representation at the 2019 Gymnastic World Championships in Stuttgart. 
  • The U.S. women—including Jade Carey (Oregon State ‘21), Kara Eaker (Utah ‘22), Sunisa Lee (Auburn ‘22), Grace McCallum (Utah ‘22) and MyKayla Skinner (Utah ‘17)—won team gold
  • Lee also won individual silver on floor and bronze on bars. FYI, her coaches, Jess and Ali Graber, are the twin brother and sister-in-law of Auburn head coach Jeff Graba. 
  • In total, four men and nine women from 11 NCAA Gymnastics programs qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo at the competition. 

Signing Day


  • In addition to being named Worlds team alternate and learning a two-armed Cheng, MyKayla Skinner got married in November.
  • Rutgers sophomore Sage Littlejohn won the Jamaica Cup national qualifier. 
  • Florida commit Hurd and Michigan alumnus Sam Mikulak will represent the U.S. at the  2020 American Cup.
  • Iowa State junior Andrea Maldonado successfully competed a front triple full at the Cottbus World Cup. The skill will be named after her in the FIG Code of Points.

Article by Claire Billman

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