Gustavus Adolphus junior Brittany Moore (Plymouth, Minn.) capped off the Golden Gustie gymnastics season with a ninth place finish in the vault Saturday at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships in Brockport, New York. Moore, who finished 11th last year on the vault, posted a score of 9.525 in the finals. That score, combined with Friday’s qualifying score of 9.425, left Moore with a two-day total of 18.950.
A total of three Gustavus gymnasts competed Friday night during individual event qualifying. However, only one was able to crack the top 14 and advance to Saturday’s event finals.
Moore led the Gusties in preliminaries with a three-way tie for 13th place on the vault with a score of 9.425, finishing 0.025 behind a group of three gymnasts in 10th place. The score was the second best mark of the season for Moore, who was bidding to make it to the event finals on the vault for the second consecutive year. A total of 56 gymnasts competed on the vault.
First-year Christine Askham (Arvada, Colo.) finished 24th on the floor exercise with a score of 9.475, while first-year Laura Hansen (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) struggled on the uneven bars, posting a score of 5.750. There were 56 competitors on both the uneven bars and floor exercise.
Seniors Ashley Erickson (Lakeland, Minn.) and Danielle Abel (Blue Earth, Minn.) were named to the NGCA All-Academic Team during the championships.
UW-La Crosse captured its sixth consecutive NCGA title Friday night by 2.45 points over Ithaca College (186.250-183.800), while SUNY-Brockport’s Sarah Bulka repeated as All-Around champion. Bulka (38.475 points) scored at least 9.7 in three different events and a 9.35 in the fourth event to finish nearly a full point ahead of second place finisher Jessica Furman from Ursinus College (37.575). Her score was the second highest in NCGA Championship history.
NCGA National Championships
March 24-25 at Brockport, N.Y.