Women's Gymnastics

Presented By Athens Regional
Cheek Second, Box Third On Beam At NCAA Championships
April 20, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-----The Georgia gymnastics team wrapped up competition at the NCAA Championships as three Gym Dogs competed a total of six times in the individual event finals at the BJCC Arena.

Lindsey Cheek was the runner-up on beam with a 9.9, and she tied for sixth on vault (9.9167) and bars (9.85). The senior from Watkinsville, Ga., was in the lead until Oklahoma's Taylor Spears claimed first with a 9.925 in the final routine of the day. Sophomore Mary Beth Box tied for third on beam with a 9.8875.

Brandie Jay finished 11th on vault and 12th on floor with scores of 9.85 and 9.7875, respectively.

Sunday's competition featured six judges on each event, and the high and low scores were dropped and the middle four scores averaged.

"This was a very good day," said UGA head coach Danna Durante. "Cheek stole the show, competing on three events all weekend and made first team All-American on all three events and finished in the top-six on all three. I don't know how you script it any better for a senior. She was very close to winning a national championship on beam. And for Mary Beth to come in here and rock her set and finish third - that's pretty awesome."

In addition to Spears, other event winners included LSU's Rheagan Courville and Arkansas' Katherine Grable on vault (9.975), Florida's Bridget Sloan on bars (9.9375), and Grable on floor (9.9625). Alabama's Kim Jacob won the all-around with a 39.625 on Friday.

By placing in the top four of the NCAA prelims on Friday, Cheek, Box and Jay earned first team All-America honors and spots in Sunday's competition. Three Gym Dogs earned second team honors: Chelsea Davis on bars and Cat Hires and Box on floor. 


Individual Event Finals Results

**order of competition in []

Vault
T1. [2] Katherine Grable (Arkansas) - 9.975
T1. [10] Rheagan Courville (LSU)- 9.975
3. [8] Haley Scaman (Oklahoma) - 9.9667
4. [12] Maileana Kanewa (Oklahoma) - 9.9417
5. [9] Lindsay Mable (Minnesota) - 9.9333
T6. [1] Bridget Sloan (Florida) - 9.9167
T6. [3] Lindsey Cheek (Georgia) - 9.9167
8. [6] Olivia Courtney (UCLA) - 9.875
T10. [5] Sachi Sugiyama (Michigan) - 9.8667
T10. [4] Georgia Dabritz (Utah) - 9.8667
11. [7] Brandie Jay (Georgia) - 9.85
12. [11] Ashleigh Gnat (LSU) - 9.825

Bars
1. [7] Bridget Sloan (Florida) - 9.9375
2. [3] Samantha Shapiro (Stanford) - 9.925
3. [4] Kristina Vaculik (Stanford) - 9.9
4. [5] Mackenzie Caquatto (Florida) - 9.8875
5. [2] Rheagan Courville (LSU) - 9.875
T6. [11] Kim Jacob (Alabama) - 9.85
T6. [8] Alaina Johnson (Florida) - 9.85
T6. [12] Lindsey Cheek (Georgia) - 9.85
9. [1] Shona Morgan (Stanford) - 9.8375
10. [9] Taylor Spears (Oklahoma) - 9.825
11. [10] Joanna Sampson (Michigan) - 9.7625
12. [6] Samantha Peszek (UCLA) - 9.1

Beam
1. [16] Taylor Spears (Oklahoma) - 9.925
2. [9] Lindsey Cheek (Georgia) - 9.9
T3. [3] Mary Beth Box (Georgia) - 9.8875
T3. [2] Madline Gardiner (Oregon State) - 9.8875
T3. [6] Sydney Ewing (LSU) - 9.8875
T3. [8] Jamie Schleppenbach (Nebraska) - 9.8875
7. [11] Kristina Vaculik (Stanford) - 9.875
T8. [1] Chayse Capps (Oklahoma) - 9.8625
T8. [12] Jessie DeZiel (Nebraska) - 9.8625
T10. [4] Hollie Blanske (Nebraska) - 9.85
T10. [5] Alaina Johnson (Florida) - 9.85
T12. [13] Sarah DeMeo (Alabama) - 9.8375
T12. [15] Mackenzie Caquatto (Florida) - 9.8375
14. [10] Emily Wong (Nebraska) - 9.75
15. [14] Kim Jacob (Alabama) - 9.375
16. [7] Hanna Nordquist (Minnesota) - 9.3

Floor
1. [13] Katherine Grable (Arkansas) - 9.9625
T2. [5] Maileana Kanewa (Oklahoma) - 9.95
T2. [7] Haley Scaman (Oklahoma) - 9.95
T2. [12] Joanna Sampson (Michigan) - 9.95
5. [6] Kim Jacob (Alabama) - 9.9375
T6. [3] Lara Albright (Oklahoma) - 9.9125
T6. [11] Diandra Milliner (Alabama) - 9.9125
T8. [1] Lauren Beers (Alabama) - 9.9
T8. [4] Emily Wong (Nebraska) - 9.9
T8. [8] Jessica Savona (LSU) - 9.9
11. [9] Becky Tutka (Utah) - 9.85
12. [2] Brandie Jay (Georgia) - 9.7875
13. [10] Nansy Damianova (Utah) - 9.7375

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