Merila and Redding Earn All-American at NCGA Championships, Redding Breaks Her Own Program Bars Record

Posted on March 26th, 2022 by


ITHACA, N.Y. – After competing at the NCGA Championship on Saturday afternoon, Brooke Merila (Sr., St. Michael) and Sophia Redding (Sr., Saint Paul) came away with All-America honors at the national championships held in Ithaca, New York.

Redding represented the Gusties on bars and placed sixth while setting a new program record in the event with a 9.725. Her score tops the previous record she set of 9.70 on Jan. 22 at UW-Whitewater. 

Merila’s eighth place finish secured her second All-American title of her career as she earned the honor in her rookie campaign in 2019. Merila recorded a 9.375 on vault, an 8.475 on bars, an 8.750 on beam, and a 9.650 on floor.

Both Gusties alongside Lauren Smith also added on Academic All-American awards to their resumes as well.

Gustavus now has 105 total All-America distinctions in its program history. 


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