The most anticipated series is back! We looked at the data for each incoming level 10 freshman on each event to see which gymnasts are at the top of their class across the apparatuses and in the all-around. This week we’re looking at the top 10 all arounders for 2023.
We ranked every single level 10 gymnast from the class of 2022 by a modified average score. To calculate this, we took all around scores from the last three level 10 seasons (beginning in November 2019), dropped the single highest score and averaged the rest. We didn’t include athletes with fewer than six all around scores over the past three years.
The top 10 you’ll see in these lists are the top 10 in the country by modified average, no exceptions. The honorable mentions are a little more subjective: They’re usually athletes who ranked quite high, but they also have something a little special that makes them stand out.
If you’re wondering where elites like eMjae Frazier are, don’t worry! We’ll be reprising our most anticipated elite freshmen series later in the summer.
10. Casey Brown, California (38.1825 modified average, 39.325 high score)
Cal loses eight seniors from its roster but brings in three very strong freshmen to help replace the routines. Brown’s most obvious area of contribution is on bars, but she has clean form and execution that will likely see time in other lineups as well.
9. Makenna Smith, Utah (38.1853 modified average, 39.075 high score)
Smith is known for her leg events, with unusual skills like an Omelianchik and a double Arabian, but don’t underestimate her potential on bars and beam as well. She is a clean, steady gymnast who can fill gaps on several of Utah’s tighter events.
8. Ava Piedrahita, Penn State (38.2014 modified average, 38.900 high score)
Piedrahita was featured on all of our Most Anticipated lists except vault, but her Omelianchik will surely see time deep in the lineup as well. She could be the next all-around star for Penn State.
7. Gwen Fink, North Carolina (38.2471 modified average, 38.900 high score)
Another year, another top recruit surprising the gymnastics world by committing to North Carolina. Fink has been a bars standout through her entire level 10 career, but a vault upgrade in her senior season made her one of the nation’s best on that event too. There’s a very good chance that she’ll join club teammate and fellow (former) five-star recruit Lali Dekanoidze in the all-around in Chapel Hill.
6. Bryce Wilson, LSU (38.2485 modified average, 39.400 high score)
You might know her primarily as a leg eventer, with an immaculate Yurchenko full that scored a perfect 10.000 three times this year, but with high scores over 9.800 on every event, don’t sleep on Louisiana’s own Bryce Wilson as an all-around contender.
5. Anna Roberts, Stanford (38.3618 modified average, 38.900 high score)
Stanford’s incoming freshman class has the potential to be an absolute game changer for the Cardinal, but Anna Roberts has always been the cohort’s frontrunner. Powerful and consistent, Roberts hasn’t scored below 9.000 since January 2021.
4. Gabrielle Gladieux, Alabama (38.3813 modified average, 39.025 high score)
When Gabby Gladieux burst onto the scene in 2019 by winning the junior division of the Nastia Liukin Cup, she received her trophy alongside future Crimson Tide teammate Makarri Doggette. This year, they’ll bracket a deep and exciting Alabama squad as freshman and senior, potentially both competing the all-around.
3. Nikki Smith, Michigan State (38.4145 modified average, 39.450 high score)
If you don’t know Nikki Smith, you might not have been on social media much lately, because Michigan State is as excited about her as we’ve ever seen a college team be for an incoming freshman. She’s a top-tier talent heading to a fast-rising and ambitious team, and she has what it takes to take the Spartans even higher.
2. Selena Harris, UCLA (38.6766 modified average, 39.300 high score)
She’s our No. 1 recruit in the class of 2022… and she knows it.
Harris is feisty, powerful and every bit as flashy as you could hope for the budding superstar of UCLA’s Janelle McDonald era to be. You’ll be hearing her name a lot.
1. Faith Torrez, Oklahoma (38.9639 modified average, 39.550 high score)
You might be wondering why Torrez is No. 1 on this list while Harris is No. 1 in our recruit ratings. The answer is that we don’t update the ratings after each class’s signing day, which means that gymnasts’ senior season scores aren’t included—and Torrez’ senior campaign was one of the best level 10 seasons in history, with FIVE all-around scores above 39.000. She’s already training her famous standing full on beam in Norman, but beam won’t be this superstar’s only can’t-miss event.
Payton Harris, Ohio State (38.0486 modified average, 39.050 high score)
Naya Howard, Georgia (38.0375 modified average, 38.975 high score)
Kylie Eaquinto, BYU (38.0000 modified average, 38.650 high score)
Mila Brusch, Denver (37.9964 modified average, 38.700 high score)
Morgan Price, Fisk (37.9844 modified average, 39.175 high score)
Bridget Bourque, Kentucky (37.9650 modified average, 39.150 high score)
Kimberly Smith, Arizona State (37.9609 modified average, 38.700 high score)
Miranda Smith, West Virginia (37.9250 modified average, 38.625 high score)
Paige Thaxton, Michigan (37.8917 modified average, 38.750 high score)
Gianna Masella, Iowa (37.7833 modified average, 38.650 high score)
Savannah Miller, Oregon State (37.7722 modified average, 38.750 high score)
Nailah Adams, Rutgers (37.5397 modified average, 39.075 high score)
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