Pac-12 gymnasts claim three of four NCAA individual championships
The Pac-12 fell just short (0.050, to be exact) of an NCAA team championship on Saturday, but Sunday was a banner – or trophy – day for those who #BackThePac as Pac-12 gymnasts claimed three of four events in the NCAA individual championship finals in Fort Worth, Texas.
Georgia Dabritz continued her three-day tear on the bars with a score of 9.9625 on Sunday, locking up a first-place trophy for the apparatus. Dabritz had already made NCAA history over the weekend with back-to-back 10.0 finishes in the team semifinal on Friday and Super Six on Saturday, where her team finished second to Florida. Two judges awarded her with a 10.0 for Sunday's routine.
Elizabeth Price won the vault championship with a 9.9333 on Sunday, bringing the Cardinal its first individual national championship since 2010. The 2012 U.S. Olympic team alternate tied for the top vault score the first two days of the championships with a 9.95.
Samantha Peszek, aka the queen of the beam, scored a 9.95 for her beam set Sunday to win her second individual title in the event. (She also won as a freshman in 2011.) Not a bad weekend for the 2008 Olympian, who was also crowned the co-all-around champion on Friday with Florida's Kytra Hunter.
For the curious: UF's Hunter rounded out the competition to win the floor championship. You can find more on the event at NCAA.com.