Gymnasts Compete at NCGA Championships; Gergen Places 11th on Beam

Posted on March 24th, 2007 by

Nicole Gergen

Nicole Gergen


Brittany Moore

Brittany Moore


Christine Askham

Christine Askham

Four Gustavus Adolphus College gymnasts competed in individual event qualifying at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships this weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Senior Nicole Gergen (Hastings, Minn.) finished 11th on the balance beam with a score of 8.900. Gergen, who received NCGA Second Team All-America honors for her efforts, advanced to the finals after placing tenth in qualifying Friday night with a 9.225. A total of 56 competitors competed on the balance beam with 14 advancing to Saturday’s event finals.

Senior Brittany Moore (Plymouth, Minn./St. Louis Park), competing in her fourth NCGA Championship, finished in a tie for 20th place on the vault with a score of 9.450. Sophomore Laura Hansen (Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley) also finished in a 20th-place tie after a 9.250 effort on the uneven bars.

Gergen, the only Gustie to qualify in more than one event, also finished in a tie for 29th place on the floor exercise with a 9.375 Friday night. Christine Askham (So., Arvada, Colo./West) rounded out the Gustavus contingent with a 9.350 on the floor to place 33rd.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh finished second on the vault, uneven bars, and balance beam and tied for third on the floor exercise to capture the team title 185.575-185.475 over Ursinus College. The title is the second in school history for the Titans, who also won in 1989. It also ended a string of six straight NCGA titles for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which finished third with a score of 183.350.

The NCGA All-Academic Awards were also released during the championships. Gergen, Gretchen Blomme, Stephanie Berglund, Dana Ryerson, and Stephanie Lovik were all honored.

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