SPU’s Hundley wins all-around title at 2016 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships
ST. CHARLES, Mo., April 8, 2016 – Maria Hundley of Seattle Pacific University won the all-around title at the 2016 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships at Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo. Competition continues tomorrow with the team finals and wraps up on Sunday with the individual event finals. Tickets are $15 for a day pass, or $30 for an all-event pass, and they can be purchased at www.lindenwoodlions.com.
The four schools competing in the team finals are: advanced from first session – University of Bridgeport (195.550) and Seattle Pacific (194.750); and advanced from second session – Brown University (195.175) and Lindenwood University (195.150). Lindenwood is the defending champion, while top-seed Bridgeport won six consecutive USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships from 2009-2014. The remaining team scores were: Texas Woman’s University, 194.275; Cornell University, 193.100; Yale University, 192.35; and U.S. Air Force Academy, 191.600.
Hundley posted a 39.400 to clinch the all-around crown. Three women finished in a three-way tie for second at 39.200: West Chester University’s Majesta Valentine, Centenary College’s Ashley White and Texas Woman’s University’s Schyler Jones. Hundley’s event scores were: 9.875, vault; 9.825, uneven bars; 9.850, balance beam; and 9.850, floor exercise.
The top two teams from each session advanced to Saturday’s team finals on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. The top five individuals for each event from each of the two Friday sessions qualified for the individual finals, scheduled for Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m.
The eight schools that competed for the team title are Brown University, Cornell University, Lindenwood University, Seattle Pacific University, Texas Woman’s University, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Bridgeport and Yale University. Schools with athletes competing for an event or all-around title only are: Centenary College, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Pennsylvania 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.