Only the Best – NCAA Week 10

The 10s

Kennedi Edney (LSU) – Floor

McKenna Kelley (LSU) – Floor

Kyla Ross (UCLA) – Beam

The 9.975s

Trinity Thomas (Florida) – Floor

Alicia Boren (Florida) – Floor

Paige Williams (Minnesota) – Floor


Sarah Finnegan (LSU) – Bars

Reagan Campbell (LSU) – Beam

Sarah Finnegan (LSU) – Beam

Madison Ward-Sessions (Utah State) – Floor


Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA) – Beam

Maddie Karr (Denver) – Vault

Lynnzee Brown (Denver) – Floor

The 9.950s

Shannon Evans (BYU) – Floor


Trinity Thomas (Florida) – Vault

Mollie Korth (Kentucky) – Floor


Danielle Mulligan (New Hampshire) – Bars

Sydney Snead (Georgia) – Vault


Rachel Dickson (Georgia) – Floor


Sabrina Vega (Georgia) – Floor


Lexie Priessman (LSU) – Bars

Sarah Finnegan (LSU) – Floor

Kaitlyn Yanish (Oregon State) – Floor


Nicole Lehrmann (Oklahoma) – Vault

Anastasia Webb (Oklahoma) – Vault

Nicole Lehrmann (Oklahoma) – Bars

Natalie Wojcik (Michigan) – Beam

Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma) – Beam

Natalie Wojcik (Michigan) – Floor

Jade Degouveia (Oklahoma) – Floor

Brenna Dowell (Oklahoma) – Floor

Abby Milliet (Auburn) – Beam


Allie Riddle (Auburn) – Beam


Khazia Hislop (North Carolina) – Floor


Kyla Ross (UCLA) – Vault

Marz Frazier (UCLA) – Floor

Felicia Hano (UCLA) – Floor

Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA) – Floor


Anna Martucci (Northern Illinois) – Floor – 9.950

Lynnzee Brown (Denver) – Bars – 9.950

Maddie Karr (Denver) – Bars – 9.950

Kaitlyn Schou (Denver) – Beam – 9.950


12 thoughts on “Only the Best – NCAA Week 10”

  1. Trinity‘s vault is looking better and better – Florida is still a threat for the top spot if they hit to the best of their ability.

    1. Boren doesn’t seem to get superstar credit very often. 🙁 If that routine had come from Finnegan or Skinner, people would be shrieking about the injustice of the 9.975 (and as we all know, if it had come from Ohashi this year it would have gotten the full 10).

    2. Super clean, but I thought a tad short on double layout and not a full split on her leap.

      1. Compared to the 10s we have seen this year that should have gotten a 10. Hell on Sloan’s senior night she got a 10 even with a clear hop on her middle pass.

  2. I don’t really think we can really call something an “underscore” when the routine goes 9.975. Yes, you could argue for a 10, which obviously one judge did, but it’s already a super high score. The bigger issues relating to underscoring are gymnasts from the non-top schools getting scores a tenth or more lower than what they would at top schools.

    1. I agree and disagree. Certainly the scores that get the most complaints about both overscoring and underscoring are scores that are really high (i.e. 9.975s that should have been 10s and 9.95s that should have been 9.90s). In most instances, I think that these shouldn’t be the ones we’re freaking out about, because it’s far more impactful when a realistic 9.85 goes 9.70 or a realistic 9.60 goes 9.80. But at the same time, getting a 10 is a huge milestone for a gymnast. If the gymnast is someone like Alicia Boren who hasn’t gotten a 10 before and then puts up a routine that was superior to the vast majority of routines that have gotten 10s this year and doesn’t get one, I feel bad that she missed out on that milestone. Especially since she’s a senior and it’s very possible that she’ll never get one. In general, I think complaining about a routine being “underscored” by 0.025 is a bit over the top, but I feel legitimately bad for athletes who put up 10-worthy routines and never get a 10, even if those athletes come from the schools that are getting the lion’s share of the overscoring.

  3. Totally understand where you’re coming from (same person who made the original comment above). You are right about the significance of getting a 10 for a gymnast, and the relativity of the 10s given. I just wanted to make the point that there are larger scoring discrepancies happening that we don’t talk about as much.

  4. But can we talk about the amazingness that is Lynnzee Brown’s floor? Her DLO is HUGE and so clean! She has my vote for the best DLO in college gym (the world?) right now.

    I love that scrolling through this post, being blown away watching her floor for the first time has been more impactful to me than who should have gotten .025 higher or lower scores.

    1. Yes! I love Lynnzee Brown’s DLO!! I agree best in NCAA for sure. So so floaty. Also love that Khazia Hislop is making this list for the billionth week. She doesn’t have the same difficulty, but her form is perfection. Like Brown’s DLO, I think Khazia Hislop’s rudi is the best in the NCAA.

  5. When the crowd started booing Alicia’s floor score the judge who gave the 9.95 quickly looked over at the other judge’s score being flashed thinking the other score had to be the reason for the boos, priceless.

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