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2020 UCLA Bruins

UCLA BRUINS
Seniors
Anna Glenn
UB
BB
  • Competed 6 UBs (hit 5 of 6) & 1 BB (9.850) in 2019
  • Peak of 9.875 on UB
  • Made final VT lineup in 2018 with RQS of 9.825
Grace Glenn
UB
BB
  • Competed BB in 11 of 16 meets in 2019
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.900)
  • Competed 1 VT (9.750) and 2 UB (avg 9.275) in 2019
Felicia Hano
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed nearly weekly VT, FX in 2019
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.930)
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.925)
  • Competed UB in 11 of 16 meets, NQS of 9.840
Madison Kocian
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed only UB, BB in 2019 season
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.945)
  • Competed BB in 14 of 16 meets, NQS of 9.840
Gracie Kramer
VT
FX
  • Competed FX each week, VT in 9 of 16 meets in 2019
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.930)
  • Avg of 9.778 on VT, peak of 9.850
Kyla Ross VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 13 of 16 meets in 2019
  • Recorded fourteen 10.0s (6 UB, 4 VT, 2 BB, 2 FX)
  • Finished regular season ranked #1 AA
  • #1 returning score on all four events (9.995 UB, 9.970 VT, 9.960 FX, 9.950 BB)
Mercedez Sanchez  
  • Did not compete in first three seasons
Nicki Shapiro
UB
BB
  • Returns to the roster for 2020 season
  • Last competed in 2016 with 9 BBs (peak of 9.925, avg 9.638) and 1 UB (9.725)
Macy Toronjo UB
FX
  • Returns for fifth year in 2020
  • Competed 2 UBs (both 9.800) and 1 FX (9.850) in 2019
  • Made final FX lineup in 2017 (peak of 9.950)
Juniors
Nia Dennis
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT every week in 2019
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.890)
  • Competed 11 FXs, 8 UBs, 7 BBs in 2019
  • NQS of 9.870 FX, 9.670 BB
  • Avg of 9.814 UB
Savannah Kooyman
UB
  • Competed 3 UBs in 2019 (9.775 peak)
  • Competed 3 UBs, 1 FX in 2018
Kendal Poston
VT
BB
  • Competed 3 VTs in 2019 (9.800 peak)
  • Competed 1 BB for 9.850
Pauline Tratz
VT
FX
  • Competed VT every meet, FX in 14 of 16 in 2019
  • RQS of 9.900 FX, 9.850 VT
Sophomores
Norah Flatley
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Competed UB, BB every meet in 2019
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.920), BB (9.885)
  • Competed 2 VTs, 1 FX (all 9.750)
Margzetta Frazier
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019, 9.915 NQS
  • Competed FX in 12 of 16 meets for 9.905 NQS
  • Showed 3 VTs for 9.800 avg
Samantha Sakti
BB
FX
  • Transfer from William & Mary
  • Competed VT, BB, FX for W&M
  • Peak of 9.925 FX, 9.875 BB, 9.800 VT
Sara Taubman
UB
  • Did not compete in first season
Sekai Wright
VT
FX
  • Competed VT in 13 of 16 meets in 2019
  • NQS of 9.855, peak of 9.875
Freshmen
Emma Andres
VT
BB
  • Byers
  • 25th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Paige Hogan
FX
  • Waller’s
  • 9th VT & FX, 2019 Region 1s
Chloe Lashbrooke
VT
FX
  • Gold Medal
  • 1st FX, 2019 Region 1s
Kalyany Steele VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Colorado Aerials
  • 13th AA, 2017 US Nationals
  • 3rd AA, 2017 US Classic

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 3rd
2018 – 1st
2017 – 4th
2016 – 5th
2015 – 11th
2014 – 8th
2013 – 4th
2012 – 3rd
2011 – 2nd
2010 – 1st

THE 2019 STORY
UCLA did quite well throughout 2019, recording some remarkable scores and showing a performance consistency from the very first week of the season we don’t always see from this team.

Coming off a national title the previous season, however, a 3rd-place finish is always going to feel like a letdown. Heading into 2019, another title looked like a very real possibility for UCLA, and it didn’t happen. UCLA spent the year as the #2 team and most likely challenger to Oklahoma but just didn’t bring it in the final and ended up at #3.

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2020 Utah Utes

2020 UTAH ROSTER
Seniors
Missy Reinstadtler
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.895)
  • Showed 2 FXs (9.825 avg), 2 BBs (1 hit), 1 VT (9.700)
  • Competed AA in 13 of 14 meets in 2018 season
Kim Tessen
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly UB in 2019
  • VT in 11 of 15 meets
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.860), VT (9.845)
  • Showed 1 FX for 9.825
Juniors
Alexia Burch
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly VT in 2019
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.855)
  • Made final BB lineup (NQS 9.705)
  • Showed 4 FXs, 9.756 average
Emilie LeBlanc
VT
UB
BB
  • Transfer from Maryland
  • Competed UB, BB every meet in 2019
  • NQS of 9.840 UB, 9.835 BB
Sydney Soloski
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly FX in 2019
  • #1 returning FX score (9.905)
  • Made final BB lineup, NQS of 9.785
Sophomores
Hunter Dula
UB
  • Staple of UB lineup in 2019
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.835)
  • No longer listed for BB, FX
Cammy Hall
VT
  • Missed entire 2019 season with injury
Cristal Isa
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed in first 4 meets in 2019 before season-ending injury
  • Showed 4 UBs (9.875 avg), 2 VTs (9.750 avg), 1 BB (9.850)
Adrienne Randall
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly BB in 2019
  • #1 returning BB score (9.865)
  • Made final FX lineup with #2 returning score (9.865)
Freshmen
Jillian Hoffman
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • SCEGA
  • 2nd AA, 2019 Nastia Cup
  • 1st AA, 2017 JO Nationals
Maile O’Keefe
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Salcianu
  • 2016 & 2017 US junior national champion
Abby Paulson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Twin City
  • 7th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 2nd AA, 2017 US Classic
Jaedyn Rucker
 
  • Out indefinitely with knee injury
  • Desert Devils
  • 2nd AA, 1st VT 2018 JO Nationals

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 7th
2018 – 5th
2017 – 5th
2016 – 9th
2015 – 2nd
2014 – 7th
2013 – 9th
2012 – 5th
2011 – 5th
2010 – 6th

THE 2019 STORY
Utah’s 2019 season will go down as acceptable yet ultimately unsatisfying. The team continued its streak of having advanced to every nationals despite it becoming a lot harder to do that in 2019 (so job #1 done), but also it’s Utah. No one’s going to be hanging banners about a 7th-place finish.

Utah spent the 2019 regular season ranked 4-6, so 7th will also feel somewhat under-representative of the team’s quality, a result mostly based on a 9.7-athon on beam in the national semifinal that put Utah 4th in the session.

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2020 Oregon State Beavers

OREGON STATE BEAVERS
Seniors
Halli Briscoe
UB
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning UB score (9.840)
Lacy Dagen
(redshirt)
VT
BB
  • Competed 14 VTs, 12 BBs in 2019
  • Made final lineups on both events
  • NQS of 9.810 BB, 9.765 VT
Destinee Davis
VT
BB
FX
  • Returned from injury to show 4 FXs, 2 VTs, 1 BB in 2019
  • Avg 9.769 FX, 9.750 VT, 9.600 BB
  • Made final 2018 lineups on VT, BB, FX
Sabrina Gill
UB
BB
  • Competed UB/BB in 11 of 14 meets in 2019
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.840)
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.825)
  • Competed AA in 6 of 12 meets in 2018
Lena Greene
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed 7 VTs in 2019 for 9.802 avg
  • Showed 1 UB for 8.050
Jaime Law
 
  • Did not compete in first 3 seasons
Maela Lazaro
BB
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.880)
Isis Lowery UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB, FX every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.845) (!)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.920)
  • Made final BB lineup (9.727 avg)
Alyssa
Minyard
UB
BB
  • Missed entire 2019 season with torn Achilles
  • Competed 11 BBs, 8 UBs in 2018
  • Peak score 9.925 UB, 9.825 BB
Juniors
Savanna Force
VT
FX
  • Competed FX every meet in 2019
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.875)
  • Competed 3 VTs (avg 9.250, peak 9.775)
Lexie Gonzales
VT
BB
  • Made competed debut in 2nd year with 3 VTs (9.700 avg)
  • Showed 1 BB for 9.200
Niya Mack
VT
FX
  • Competed 1 meet in 2019
  • 9.800 FX, 9.750 VT
Colette Yamaoka
UB
  • Competed 13 UBs in 2019
  • NQS of 9.740
Kaitlyn Yanish
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly VT, FX in 2019
  • #1 returning score on both events (9.935 FX, 9.870 VT)
  • Showed 5 BBs (avg 9.720), 3 UBs (avg 9.633)
Sophomores
Madi Dagen
VT
BB
FX
  • Staple of VT, BB, FX lineups in 2019
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.855)
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.818)
  • NQS of 9.782 on FX
Alex McClung
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Kristina Peterson
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed 1 BB in 2019 for 9.725
  • Showed exhibition on VT, FX
Freshmen
Kayla Bird
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Arizona Dynamics
  • 12th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Jenna Domingo
UB
BB
  • HITs
  • 15th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Jane Poniewaz
 
  • Will miss the 2020 season with injury

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 6th
2018 – 27th
2017 – 11th
2016 – 14th
2015 – 12th
2014 – 13th
2013 – 16th
2012 – 12th
2011 – 8th
2010 – 8th

THE 2019 STORY
Gotta be good and gotta be lucky. Obviously, the 2019 season was basically the best thing that has ever happened to Oregon State, resulting the program’s best finish since 1996 and a trip to nationals that literally no one saw coming.

Oregon State got to host regionals, Florida fell apart on beam, and the Beavs were right there to say, “Thank you very much” and even snatch a 6th-place national finish…and come really, really close to making the final…after spending the meat of the regular season in the 14-15 ranking zone.

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2020 Nebraska Cornhuskers

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
Seniors
Sierra Hassel
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX every week in 2019
  • #1 returning score on both events (9.885 FX, 9.880 BB)
  • Showed 1 VT for 9.775
Taylor Houchin
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 10 of 14 meets in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.920), VT (9.885)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.870), FX (9.855)
Juniors
Makayla Curtis
VT
BB
  • Competed 10 BBs, 4 VTs in 2019
  • NQS of 9.750 BB, avg 9.719 VT
Anika Dujakovich
VT
  • Made final VT lineup in 2019
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.815)
  • Competed FX in 2018 season
Megan Verceles Carr
VT
UB
BB
  • Added weekly UB to VT in sophomore season
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.845)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.815)
  • Competed 3 BBs in January, peak of 9.675
Sophomores
Adnerys De Jesus
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed weekly VT, UB, FX in first season
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.845), FX (9.830)
  • NQS of 9.790 UB
Sarah Hargove
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final UB, BB lineups in 2019
  • NQS of 9.800 UB, 9.770 BB
  • Competed 3 FXs for 9.742 average
Abigail Johnston
VT
UB
FX
  • Made final FX lineup in 2019, 9.790 NQS
  • Showed 4 UBs (9.694 avg), 1 VT (9.675)
Kaylee Quinn
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed VT each week in 2019
  • Scored 9.750 for 5 consecutive weeks to start season, NQS of……9.750
Kynsee Roby
(redshirt)
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Missed 2019 season with foot surgery
  • Made final lineup on all 4 events in 2018
  • RQS of 9.840 UB, 9.825 BB, 9.725 FX
Freshmen
Clara Colombo
UB
BB
FX
  • Juventus
  • First Italian elite to NCAA
  • 5th AA, 2018 Serie A #2
Kylie Piringer
VT
BB
FX
  • ENA Paramus
  • 3rd FX, 2018 JO Nationals
Kathryn Thaler
UB
BB
FX
  • Champions
  • 4th UB, 10th AA, 2019 JO Nationals

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 14th
2018 – 6th
2017 – 7th
2016 – 8th
2015 – 8th
2014 – 6th
2013 – 14th
2012 – 8th
2011 – 4th
2010 – 7th

THE 2019 STORY
Nebraska wasn’t quite able to keep up its run of oh damn, Nebraska’s good perennial postseason semi-surprises in 2019, instead throwing in one of its occasional 14th-place finishes. Issues with depth and consistency kept Nebraska ranked in the deeper part of the teens for most of the season, but the team couldn’t really have expected too much better at the end, advancing to the regional final and putting up a solid 196.6 there in falling to UCLA, Michigan, and Alabama.

It was actually the kind of typically Nebraska regionals performance that could have snatched a position at nationals under the old format, but no longer.

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2020 Arkansas Razorbacks

2020 ARKANSAS ROSTER
Seniors
Hailey
Garner
UB
BB

  • Competed UB in all 13 meets in 2019
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.825)
  • Competed 6 BBs, 4 hits, peak of 9.900
  • Contributed backup VT, FX in 2018 season
Jessica
Yamzon
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in first 3 seasons
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.855)
  • NQS of 9.815 FX, 9.785 UB, 9.770 VT
Juniors
Sophia Carter VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on both (9.935 FX, 9.875 BB)
  • Competed 6 UBs for 9.679 average
Kailey Gillings
 
  • Competed 1 BB in 2019 for 9.575
Sydney Laird
UB
  • Competed UB in 12 of 13 meets in 2019
  • NQS of 9.725
Sarah Shaffer
(redshirt)
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly V T, UB, FX in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.855)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.875)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.835)
  • Showed 3 BBs, 2 hits, peak of 9.750
Sophomores
Katarina Derrick
BB
  • Competed 8 BBs in 2019
  • NQS of 9.805
Amanda Elswick
VT
BB
FX
  • Made final 2019 lineups on VT, BB, FX
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.865)
  • NQS of 9.755 BB, 9.660 FX
  • Peak of 9.900 BB, 9.850 FX
Kennedy Hambrick
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in final 11 meets of 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.855)
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.860), BB (9.860)
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.820)
Savannah Pennese
VT
FX
  • Competed 10 VTs, 1 FX (9.750) in 2019
  • Peak of 9.775 on VT
Freshmen
Kiara Gianfagna
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • JPAC
  • 5th AA, 2019 Region 5s
Madison Hickey
VT
  • Energym
  • 16th VT, 2019 Region 5s
Bailey Lovett
(redshirt)
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed 1 FX (9.750) in first season
  • 6th AA, 2017 JO Nationals
Carissa Patton
VT
  • WOGA
  • 11th VT, 2017 Region 3s

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 18th
2018 – 10th
2017 – 19th
2016 – 20th
2015 – 14th
2014 – 15th
2013 – 10th
2012 – 6th
2011 – 10th
2010 – 11th

THE 2019 STORY
Arkansas finished 2019 with one of its weaker rankings historically at just 18th place, but after a season spent at #20, Arkansas will feel that the way things ended—a respectable 5th-place result at SECs and then coming just .125 from making the regional final—was a high note. At times during the year, it looked like things would go worse than that.

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