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Things Are Happening – December 5, 2019

A. Intrasquad Weekend

Thursday, December 5
6:30pm MT – Arizona State – Maroon & Gold – Web Stream

Friday, December 6
4:00pm ET – Towson – Black & Gold
6:00pm ET – Ursinus – Red & Gold
6:30pm ET – William & Mary – Green & Gold
7:00pm ET – Maryland – Red & Black
7:00pm ET – Rhode Island – Maroon & Gold
6:30pm CT – Oklahoma Intrasquad
6:30pm CT – La Crosse v. Winona Exhibition
7:15pm CT – LSU Gym 101 – SEC+ Stream
7:00pm PT – Sacramento State – Flipfest

Saturday, December 7
12:00pm CT – Iowa – Black & Gold
12:00pm CT – Gustavus Adolphus – Black & Gold Meet
4:00pm ET – Michigan v. CMU v. EMU v. WMU Exhibition – BTN+/Flo
4:00pm ET – New Hampshire – Meet the Team
6:00pm CT – TWU – Holiday Spectacular

Sunday, December 8
1:00pm ET – Kent State Intrasquad
1:00pm ET – Ball State – Red & White
12:00pm PT – Cal Intrasquad
2:00pm AT – Alaska – Green & Gold

B. The Only One He Ever Feared

Simone announced yesterday that she’s going to be headlining her own post-Olympic tour next year—with just a few cool people and you better be one of them beyotch.

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2020 Stanford Cardinal

2020 STANFORD ROSTER
Seniors
Kaylee
Cole
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly VT, FX all 12 meets in 2019
  • NQS of 9.820 FX, 9.775 VT
  • Competed 10 BBs for 9.720 NQS
Ashley Tai
BB
  • Showed 4 BBs in 2019
  • Average 9.588, peak 9.800
Aleeza Yu VT
UB
  • Returned from injury to compete weekly VT, UB
  • #2 returning score on both events (9.830)
Juniors
Kyla Bryant
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly AA in 2019 season
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.915), UB (9.865), BB (9.855)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.815)
  • Finished regular season ranked #26 in AA
Rachael Flam
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly VT, FX in 2019
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.855)
  • NQS of 9.850 on FX
  • Competed 7 UBs (9.607 avg), 5 BBs (2 hits)
Grace Garcia
VT
  • Competed 5 VTs, 2 UBs in 2019
  • Peak of 9.775 VT, 9.125 UB
Taylor Lawson
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly UB, BB, FX in 2019
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.860)
  • NQS of 9.795 BB, 9.780 UB
Lauren Navarro
UB
BB
FX
  • Returned to compete BB in 6 meets in 2019
  • Average 9.671, peak 9.800
  • Competed AA in 9 of 12 meets in 2018
Sophomores
Madison Brunette
VT
UB
  • Made final 2019 lineups on VT, UB
  • NQS of 9.760 UB
  • Average of 9.604 VT, peak of 9.750
Morgan Hoang
FX
  • Competed FX every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.870)
  • Showed 1 VT for 9.550
Eve Micco
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Wesley Stephenson
BB
  • Made final 2019 lineup on BB
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.820)
  • Showed 3 UBs (1 hit), peak of 9.650
Grace Waguespack
UB
  • Competed UB every week in 2019
  • #3 returning UB score (9.820)
Freshmen
Jade Chrobok
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Gemini
  • 5th AA, 2019 Elite Canada
Kelly Ramm
 
  • South Coast
  • 15th AA, 2017 Region 1s
Adela Stonecipher
VT
FX
  • WCC
  • 4th AA, 2017 JO Nationals
Chloe Widner
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Texas Dreams
  • 1st AA, 2019 JO Nationals

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 22nd
2018 – 28th
2017 – 28th
2016 – 10th
2015 – 5rd
2014 – 9th
2013 – 12th
2012 – 4th
2011 – 15th
2010 – 4th

THE 2019 STORY
It’s been a while since Stanford was truly competitive on a national stage, and those years of Stanford suddenly turning great for the last couple meets of the season and surprising everyone to make Super Six are beginning to feel like a vestige of a different era.

Stanford’s 22nd-place finish in 2019 should be regarded as an encouraging improvement over the previous two seasons with fledgling sprouts of new growth emerging, but it still ranks as one of the weaker results in program history. Stanford’s 2020 focus will not be on replacing last year’s routines or keeping pace with that performance but on improving every event.

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2020 Minnesota Golden Gophers

2020 MINNESOTA ROSTER
Seniors
Casey Betts
UB
  • Competed 3 UBs, 3 FXs in January 2019
  • Average 9.733 UB, 9.217 FX
Mary Korlin-Downs
(redshirt)
BB
  • Made final BB lineup in 2019
  • NQS of 9.785 on BB
Ivy Lu
UB
BB
  • Competed weekly UB, BB in 11 of 14 in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.935)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.875)
Kristen Quaglia
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed UB each meet, VT in 13 of 14 in 2019
  • NQS of 9.795 UB, 9.770 VT
  • Showed 1 FX for 9.850
Paige Williams
VT
FX
  • Competed weekly VT, FX in 2019
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.920)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.845)
Juniors
Ona Loper
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 10 of 14 meets in 2019
  • #2 returning score on VT, FX (9.870 NQSs)
  • NQS of 9.855 UB, 9.840 BB
Lexi Montgomery
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed 4 VTs, 2 UBs, 2 BBs, 1 FX in 2019
  • Average 9.738 UB, 9.675 BB ,9.669 VT, 9.600 FX
Lexy Ramler
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.945), VT (9.885)
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.920), FX (9.885)
  • Finished regular season ranked #9 AA
Hannah Willmarth
UB
  • Made final UB lineup following transfer from Washington
  • NQS of 9.835
Sophomores
Carson Cronin
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Kaitlyn Higgins
BB
FX
  • Made final FX lineup in 2019
  • Average 9.763 on FX
  • Showed 1 BB for 9.675
Abbie Nylin
BB
FX
  • Competed 5 FXs, 3 BBs in 2019
  • Average 9.710 FX, 9.408 BB
Tairre Sales
VT
UB
BB
  • Made final 2019 lineups on VT, UB, BB
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.875)
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.870)
  • NQS of 9.790 VT
Ali Sonier
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB, FX every meet in 2019
  • NQS of 9.820 FX, 9.810 BB, 9.800 VT
Andrea Stancik
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Freshmen
Maya Albertin
VT
  • Stars-Houston
  • 3rd AA, 2019 Region 3s
Katie Grotenhuis
 
  • TAGS
  • 8th AA, 2018 Region 4s
Mallory Leneave
FX
  • Xtreme
  • 6th AA, 2019 Region 4s
  • 9th FX, 2017 JO Nationals
Maddie Quarles
(redshirt)
VT
BB
FX
  • Transfer from Denver
  • Did not compete in first season
Halle Remlinger
VT
UB
FX
  • Kidsport
  • 4th VT, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 5th FX, 2018 JO Nationals

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 13th
2018 – 22nd
2017 – 30th
2016 – 12th
2015 – 23rd
2014 – 14th
2013 – 8th
2012 – 24th
2011 – 22nd
2010 – 25th

THE 2019 STORY
The 2019 season proved a resounding success for Minnesota. The team endured the pains of a slow-ish January to rise and finish the regular season in 11th place, subsequently advancing to the regional final and giving LSU and Utah a serious fight in what was always going to be a near-impossible task to advance to nationals.

Coming off two weaker seasons post-Mable, the 2019 performance and ultimate 13th-place finish sent the message that Minnesota is back.

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2020 Boise State Broncos

BOISE STATE BRONCOS
Seniors
Isabella Amado
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly BB, FX in 11 of 12 in 2019
  • #1 returning BB score (9.865)
  • #3 returning FX score (9.800)
  • Showed 2 VTs – 9.750 & 9.675
Courtney
McGregor
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in 2019 season
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.845), VT (9.820)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.850)
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.890)
Maddi Nilson
VT
UB
FX
  • Made final 2019 lineups on VT, UB, FX
  • NQS of 9.760 FX, 9.710 VT, 9.665 UB
Juniors
Gabriela Bouza
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed UB, BB every week in 2019
  • NQS of 9.825 on both events
  • Competed VT in final 7 meets, avg 9.814
Tatum Bruden
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, FX every week in 2019
  • #2 returning score on both (9.825 FX, 9.790 VT)
  • Showed 3 UBs, 9.542 avg, peak 9.850
Emily Muhlenhaupt
UB
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.905)
Rachel Obmann
VT
  • Did not compete in 2019
  • Showed 5 VTs in 2018 for 9.750 avg
Sophomores
Hope Masiado
VT
BB

FX
  • Made final BB lineup in 2019, avg 9.800
  • Showed 3 VTs, peak 9.800, and 3 FXs, peak 9.775
Tessa Otuafi
(redshirt)
VT
  • Did not compete in 2019
  • Competed 2 VTs in 2018, hit 1 of 2
Samantha Smith
VT
  • Made final VT lineup in 2019
  • VT NQS of 9.725
Alexis Stokes
UB
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.905)
Freshmen
Erin Elkabchi
BB
FX
  • SCEGA
  • 8th AA, 2017 JO Nationals
  • Did not compete VT, UB in 2019 season
Erin Morden
 
  • Aftershock
  • 16th AA, 2019 Region 1s
Adriana Popp
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Girls Co-op
  • 2nd BB, 2019 JO Nationals
  • Former junior elite
Dani Shafer
(redshirt)
 
  • Did not compete in first season

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 15th
2018 – 16th
2017 – 13th
2016 – 16th
2015 – 20th
2014 – 19th
2013 – 23rd
2012 – 14th
2011 – 13th
2010 – 17th

THE 2019 STORY
Boise State finished the 2019 regular season in 12th place and advanced to the final regional in a tight Oregon State site before being eliminated, ending up ranked #15 in what was a valiant effort to push through after losing team star Shani Remme to injury.

This ranks among the better results in the program’s history, though it is also pretty consistent with what we’ve seen over the last four seasons, with BSU still itching to break through to that next tier.

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All-Time 10.0 Rankings

It’s not all team-by-team previews. A major storyline you’ll have to look forward to in the 2020 season (because I probably won’t stop talking about it) is the race for all-time career record for most 10.0s. Seniors Kyla Ross and Maggie Nichols currently sit in sixth and seventh place respectively, with Ross nine 10.0s away from tying the record. She recorded fourteen 10.0s during the 2019 season.

1Jenny Hansen (Kentucky)28
2Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA)27
3Hope Spivey (Georgia)24
4Kim Arnold (Georgia)21
5Karin Lichey (Georgia)20
6Kyla Ross (UCLA)19
7Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma)17
Leah Brown (Georgia)17
9Beth Wymer (Michigan)16
10Jeanette Antolin (UCLA)14
Theresa Kulikowski (Utah)14
12Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA)11
Ashley Miles (Alabama)11
Sarah Cain (Michigan)11
Kristen Kenoyer (Utah)11
16Peng Peng Lee (UCLA)10
17Alex McMurtry (Florida)9
Ashleigh Gnat (LSU)9
Georgia Dabritz (Utah)9
Vanessa Zamarripa (UCLA)9
Kate Richardson (UCLA)9
Maggie Germaine (Arizona State)9
Andree Pickens (Alabama)9
Nikki Peters (Michigan)9
Kim Kelly (Alabama)9
Jennifer Wood (LSU)9
27Bridget Sloan (Florida)8
Courtney Kupets (Georgia)8
Ashley Kelly (Arizona State)8
Richelle Simpson (Nebraska)8
April Burkholder (LSU)8
Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA)8
Heather Kabnick (Michigan)8
Dee Foster (Alabama)8
Chari Knight (Oregon State)8

*The usual caveat when talking about NCAA history applies in that this information is correct to the best of my research knowledge going through team records, but the records from the 90s are baaaaaad somehow even though, like, we had computers then. You’ll see a discrepancy with the Hall of 10s in regard to Jenny Hansen because I don’t have dates/years for the majority of her 10s, but Kentucky’s team records credit her with 28 in total—21 on vault, 6 on floor, 1 on beam.