Hundley wins two event titles at 2015 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 12, 2015 – Seattle Pacific’s Maria Hundley won both the balance beam and uneven bars titles on the final day of the 2015 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships, held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa. USA Gymnastics has awarded the championships to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., for 2016 and to Seattle (Wash.) Pacific University for 2017.
Lindenwood’s Kierstin Sokolowski was the vault champion, and Texas Woman’s University’s Kayla Jones and the University of Bridgeport’s Caitlin Perry and Sasha Tsikhanovic tied for the floor exercise title
Sokolowski, who was this year’s all-around champion, won the vault crown with a 9.8375. Texas Woman’s Madison Nettles tied with the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Jessica Wallander for second at 9.825.
Hundley’s 9.875 on the uneven bars won the event title. Courtney Cochefski of Texas Woman’s University was second at 9.825, followed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Elyse Shenberger with 9.800.
On beam, Hundley posted a 9.900 to edge out Tsikhanovich with 9.850. SPU’s Kristi Hayashida was third at 9.825.
Jones, Perry and Tsikhanovich tied for first in the floor exercise at 9.900.
Lindenwood, which just won its first national team title earlier this weekend, will hold the 2016 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships April 8-10 in its Hyland Arena. The 2017 championships are slated for April 7-9 at Seattle Pacific’s Royal Brougham Pavilion.
The schools that competed in the team competition were: Brown University, Lindenwood University, Seattle Pacific University, Texas Woman’s University, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Bridgeport, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Schools with athletes competing for an event or all-around title only were: Centenary College, Cornell University, Southern Connecticut State University and West Chester University.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships is for Division I, II and III schools with less than seven-and-a-half full scholarships.