Behind The Decision: Why NCAA Gymnasts Are Taking The COVID Year
Oct 27, 2021In June 2016, Alyssa Baumann’s dream of competing at the Olympics was torn apart — literally. While training on uneven bars, Baumann injured her elbow, tearing ligaments and muscles. The injury caused her to withdraw from Olympic Trials.
Most Difficulty In The 2018 Super Six: Floor Edition
May 22, 2018For the third installment in our series on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we're taking a look at floor exercise. Floor scores are calculated similarly to bars and beam scores: Gymnasts start from a 9.5 and add in difficulty value and connection value in order to get to a 10.0 start value. Gymnasts can add difficulty by performing "E" skills (worth 0.20) and "D" skills (worth 0.10).
Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Beam Edition
May 20, 2018Today, we are taking another look at which teams had the most difficulty in their lineups at the Super Six championships, focusing this time on balance beam. As we mentioned in our previous look at the uneven bars, gymnasts start from a 9.5 difficulty level on bars, beam, and floor, and they are required to add bonus points to get to a 10.0 start value.
Highlights From 2017-2018 NCAA Preseason Previews
Dec 15, 2017The 2018 NCAA gymnastics season kicks off next month, but fans were treated to a sneak peek at what the top programs are working on in various preview meets this past weekend.
Top 5 NCAA First-Meet Matchups For 2018 Season
Dec 12, 2017The start of the 2018 NCAA season is right around the corner, with teams and fans eagerly awaiting the first matchups of the year. The first official week of competition begins right after New Year's Day, kicking off on Friday, January 5.