In the last week before the switch to NQS rankings, teams showed out, with more program records, perfect 10s and standout performances. With just three more weeks until conference championships, it’s crunch time for teams to drop bad scores. But before we get into all that, look back on week seven with recaps, results, superlatives and more below.
Best Sideline Dance Crew
Destiny Watley, Sacramento State
You can always count on the Hornets to liven up a meet, and senior Destiny Watley’s floor routine brought fans and her teammates in on the action.
Best 1-2 Punch
Alana Laster and Angelica Labat
Illinois State had itself quite the weekend with a record-setting vault rotation on Friday and another phenomenal performance on Sunday, capped off by these back-to-back stuck one and a halves from Alana Laster and Angelica Labat.
Flo’s coverage of Big Fives failed to meet even our incredibly low expectations. From a chronically frozen feed to disappearing quad boxes, the only thing Flo’s broadcast elevated was our blood pressure. Nevermind Natalie Brown commentating to no one for a full four rotations on Saturday before Flo remembered to turn on the Flozone stream. This meet deserves much, much better.
Also The Worst
If you’re going to schedule a fantastic quad-meet between four schools that everybody wants to watch, please provide live scores and video for your audience! Meets featuring top ranked teams that prohibit most of the public from watching, or even following along, are not only frustrating, but inhibit the growth of the sport!
Most Fitting Tribute
The extended LSU family donned their most festive purple and gold attire in honor of alumna Olivia Gunter’s late father, well-known to LSU gymnastics fans for his eye-catching outfits.
Most Commitment to Choreography
Sidney Washington, Floor
Pitt’s Sidney Washington has kicking choreography in her floor routine. Her teammate in the corner pretended to fall over as she kicked.
Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps of top meets or particularly exciting matchups, and even links to watch archived broadcasts.
Florida at Kentucky
Big Fives at Elevate the Stage Toledo Session One
Yale at Temple
Auburn at Georgia
Oregon State at Utah
Southern Utah at BYU
Utah State at Boise State
Alabama at LSU
Alaska, San Jose State and Texas Woman’s at Sacramento State
North Carolina at N.C. State
Ursinus and West Virginia at Towson
Big Fives at Elevate the Stage Toledo Session Two
Springfield at Cornell
LIU, Rhode Island College and Southern Connecticut at Brown
Arkansas and LSU at Missouri
Eastern Michigan at Ball State
Bowling Green at Kent State
Ursinus at Penn
George Washington and New Hampshire at Pittsburgh
Illinois State at Lindenwood
Air Force, Alaska and Texas Woman’s at UC Davis
Central Michigan, Iowa State and Western Michigan at Northern Illinois
UCLA at Arizona State
Boise State, BYU and Sacramento State at Stanford
Arizona at California
George Washington and William & Mary at West Virginia
Utah at Washington
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