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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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2020 Auburn Tigers

AUBURN TIGERS
Seniors
Katie Becker
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Showed 8 VTs, 5 UBs in 2019
  • Made final UB lineup (9.795 average)
  • NQS of 9.745 VT
  • Competed 1 BB for 9.225
  • Showed all four events in 2018 season
Gracie Day
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB every week in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.885)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.845)
  • Showed 6 FXs, 2 hits
Kendal Moss
UB
  • Competed 1 UB in 2019 for 9.850
  • Made final 2018 UB lineup with 9.825 RQS
Skyler Sheppard
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX in 13 of 14 meets in 2019
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.820), BB (9.810)
Emma Slappey
(redshirt)
BB
FX
  • Returned to compete 9 FXs in 2019
  • #3 returning score (9.820)
  • BB RQS of 9.845 in 2018
Juniors
Jada Glenn
VT
  • Competed VT in 13 of 14 meets in 2019
  • NQS of 9.785, peak of 9.925
Allie Riddle
BB
  • Made final BB lineup in 2019
  • NQS of 9.810, peak of 9.950
Ashley Smith
FX
  • Showed 6 FXs in 2019
  • Average 9.767, peak 9.825
Meredith Sylvia
BB
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.880)
Drew Watson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every week in 2019
  • #1 returing score on VT (9.900)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.840), BB (9.820)
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.855)
Sophomores
Sabrina Cheney
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Derrian Gobourne
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed weekly AA in 2019
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.905)
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.890), UB (9.875)
  • NQS of 9.780 BB
Freshmen
Aria Brusch
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • CGA
  • 5th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • Former junior elite
Molly Frack
(redshirt)
UB
BB
FX
  • Did not compete in first season
  • Former junior elite
Morgan Leigh Oldham
 
  • Sonshine
  • 10th BB, 2017 JO Nationals
Elise Panzner
VT
  • La Fleur’s
  • 30th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Adeline Sabados
UB
BB
  • Colorado Aerials
  • 13th AA, 6th UB 2019 JO Nationals
Piper Smith
VT
UB
  • First in Flight
  • 6th UB, 23rd AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Cassie Stevens VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Arizona Sunrays
  • 10th AA, 1st VT, 2019 JO Nationals
Anna Sumner
 
  • Tift
  • 43rd AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Sydney Wrighte
(redshirt)
 
  • Did not compete in first season

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 16th
2018 – 14th
2017 – 15th
2016 – 11th
2015 – 6th
2014 – 20th
2013 – 13th
2012 – 15th
2011 – 19th
2010 – 19th

THE 2019 STORY
Auburn spent the entirely of its 2019 season in the 11-13 ranking zone and will therefore feel that a final placement of 16th—largely informed by an unforeseen bars disaster in the regional final—understates the team’s quality. Which is probably true. It’s Auburn’s weakest finish of the last five years but not its weakest team.

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2020 California Golden Bears

2020 CAL ROSTER
Seniors
Cassidy Keelen
BB
  • Competed BB in 13 of 14 meets in 2019
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.865)
  • Competed VT, FX in 2018 season
Rachael
Mastrangelo
VT
FX
  • Competed VT each week in 2019
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.820)
  • Showed 9 FXs, NQS of 9.795
Juniors
Kyana George
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, FX every week in 2019
  • Competed UB in 13 of 14, BB in 10 of 14
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.885)
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.865)
  • NQS of 9.835 UB, 9.745 BB
Alma Kuc
UB
BB
  • Competed 7 UBs in 2019
  • Average 9.839, peak of 9.950
Maleah
Pearson
 
  • Did not compete in first two seasons
Victoria Salem
 
  • Did not compete in first two seasons
Nina Schank
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB in first 12 meets in 2019
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.870)
  • Showed 3 FXs, average 9.725
Emi Watterson
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.915)
  • Showed 4 VTs (9.763 avg), 1 BB (8.150)
Sophomores
Maya Bordas
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed in 13 of 14 meets in 2019
  • Made final lineups on UB (9.840 NQS), VT (9.806 avg)
  • Showed 10 FXs (NQS 9.815)
  • Showed 8 BBs (NQS 9.550, peak 9.950)
Milan Clausi
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB, FX every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.890), FX (9.885)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.855)
  • Showed 1 UB (9.725)
Talitha Jones
VT
UB
BB
  • Made final 2019 lineups on VT, UB, BB
  • NQS of 9.835 UB, 9.800 VT
  • Average of 9.825 BB
Grace Quinn
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Did not compete in first season
  • Showed exhibition on FX
Abi Solari
VT
FX
  • Competed in only the first meet in 2019
  • Scored 9.800 FX, 9.700 VT
Freshmen
Nevaeh DeSouza
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Dream Xtreme
  • 10th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 4th AA, 2018 JO Nationals
Maya Green
UB
  • Airborne
  • 2nd UB, 2018 JO Nationals
Natalie Sadighi
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Azarian
  • 20th AA, 9th VT, 2019 JO Nationals
Ashton Woodbury
VT
FX
  • Wildfire
  • 14th VT, 2019 Region 1s

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 11th
2018 – 9th
2017 – 16th
2016 – 7th
2015 – 18th
2014 – 16th
2013 – 28th
2012 – 49th
2011 – 50th
2010 – 55th

THE 2019 STORY
Cal’s 11th-place finish in 2019 ranks among the better results the team has put up since it turned good, so the 2019 story should be a mostly satisfying one. The team rose at the end of the season, even withstanding the Toni-Ann Williams injury to put up a valiant effort and program-record team score in a nearly impossible regional final—going up against Oklahoma and Home Georgia and ultimately finishing .375 short of making nationals.

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2020 Michigan Wolverines

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
Seniors
Lexi Funk
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.885)
  • Competed 9 FXs (9.655 NQS), 4 VTs (9.725 avg)
  • Competed UB in 2018, RQS of 9.805
Maggie O’Hara
UB
BB
  • Competed 3 UBs, 3 BBs in 2019 before season-ending injury
  • Avg 9.808 BB, 9.725 UB
Maddy Osman
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed FX every meet in 2019
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.810)
  • Made final 2019 BB lineup, NQS of 9.830
  • Competed 6 VTs for 9.700 NQS
Juniors
Anna Dayton
 
  • Joined team as sophomore
  • Did not compete in 2019
Lauren Farley
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.895)
  • Competed UB in 13 of 15 meets for 9.830 NQS
  • Showed 4 FXs, avg 9.681
Sam Javanbakht
 
  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons
Anne Maxim
VT
UB
  • Competed 10 VTs, 8 UBs in 2019 following transfer from Michigan State
  • Made final postseason lineups on both events
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.810)
  • NQS of 9.815 UB
Sophomores
Abby Brenner
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on all three events
  • NQS of UB (9.875), FX (9.865), VT (9.855)
Abby Heiskell
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed 7 VTs, 6 UBs, 5 FXs in 2019
  • Made final lineup on all 3 events
  • Avg 9.804 UB, 9.798 FX, 9.771 VT
Maddie Mariani
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB every meet in 2019
  • Competed 12 BBs, 8 VTs
  • Made final lineup on all 3 events
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.860)
  • NQS of 9.800 BB, 9.760 VT
Natalie Wojcik
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on each apparatus
  • NQS of 9.955 VT, 9.930 BB, 9.910 UB, 9.910 FX
  • Finished regular season ranked #6 AA
Freshmen
Sierra Brooks
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Aspire
  • 1st AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 3rd AA, 2018, 2017 JO Nationals
Abbie Gaies
VT
UB
  • Michigan Academy
  • 13th UB, 2018 JO Nationals
Nicoletta Koulos
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Wildfire
  • 5th AA, 2017 JO Nationals
Gabby Wilson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Olympia
  • 1st AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 1st AA, 2018 JO Nationals

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 5th
2018 – 13th
2017 – 10th
2016 – 13th
2015 – 7th
2014 – 10th
2013 – 7th
2012 – 13th
2011 – 6th
2010 – 10th

THE 2019 STORY
There’s much for Michigan to be proud of from its 2019 season. The team came back from missing nationals entirely in 2018 to finish 2019 in 5th place, which quietly ranks as Michigan’s best result of the decade. In fact, Michigan hasn’t done better than 5th since Elise Ray was a freshman. You wouldn’t necessarily have picked that coming in to 2019, but it was a historically good finish.

And yet, it’s difficult to escape the disheartening “and none for Michigan bye” postseason feeling because Michigan’s score from the afternoon semifinal would have advanced to the top 4 out of the evening semifinal, beating Denver by a couple tenths. It’s an old story. Michigan always seems to be in the wrong session at the wrong time. Would have advanced to nationals from any other regional. Would have advanced to Super Six from the other semi. The best team not to make [insert round here]. It’s kind of a thing for Michigan.

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2020 LSU Tigers

LSU TIGERS
Seniors
Kennedi
Edney
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.910), UB (9.905), FX (9.925)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.900)
  • Scored one 10.0 in 2019 (VT)
Ruby Harrold
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.880), FX (9.865)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.870)
  • Hit 17 of 17 UB routines, 16 of 17 VT and FX routines
Juniors
Reagan Campbell
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.905)
  • Competed FX in 10 of 17 meets for 9.855 NQS
Bridget Dean
UB
BB
  • Debuted in lineups as sophomore in 2019
  • Competed BB every meet for 9.865 NQS
  • Competed backup UB as needed in 11 of 17 meets for 9.775 NQS
Christina Desiderio
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019 for 9.875 NQS (#3 returning score)
  • Competed FX in 13 of 17 meets for 9.845 NQS
Sami Durante
UB
BB
  • Competed 15 UBs and 14 BBs in 2019
  • #3 returning score on each (9.875 BB, 9.865 UB)
Sarah Edwards
VT
FX
  • Competed VT in 16 of 17 meets in 2019 for 9.875 (#2 returning score)
  • Provided 5 backup FXs as needed for 9.825 avg
Olivia Gunter
FX
  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons
Sophomores
Rebecca D’Antonio
VT
BB
  • Did not compete in first season
Bailey Ferrer
 
Freshmen
Courtney Goodrich
FX
  • Orlando Metro
  • 3rd FX, 2019 Region 8s
  • FX specialist
Kiya Johnson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Texas Dreams
  • 2018 & 2019 JO national champion
Lexie
Nibbs
VT
  • Stars-Houston
  • 8th FX, 2019 Region 3s
Kai Rivers
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Gedderts
  • 2nd AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 2017 JO national champion & Nastia champion
Kamryn Ryan
VT
FX
  • Elmwood
  • 20th AA, 2019 JO Nationals (4th VT)
Alyona Shchennikova
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • 5280
  • 2017 US Classic champion
  • 9th AA, 2018 US Nationals
  • Currently recovered from Achilles tear, summer 2019
Caitlin Smith
UB
BB
  • Paramount
  • US junior elite 2013-2016
  • 34th AA, 2015 junior US Classic

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 2nd
2018 – 4th
2017 – 2nd
2016 – 2nd
2015 – 10th
2014 – 3rd
2013 – 5th
2012 – 9th
2011 – 20th
2010 – 9th

THE 2019 STORY
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd. The continuation of LSU’s eternal 2nd-place journey somewhat obscures the reality that finishing in 2nd in 2019 was an excellent result and an over-performance based on how the season had gone. LSU wasn’t supposed to finish as high as 2nd, but UCLA was sort of eh in the final (and Florida bombed regionals, which helped take a contender out of the way), and LSU snatched the opportunity.

So while 2019 will inevitably get filed away in the “sigh, LSU can never win a championship” folder, that was actually a really good finish for that team.

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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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