Pac-12 ends 2015 gymnastics season with four NCAA individual titles

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 had an impressive showing at the 2015 NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Tex. over the weekend. UCLA’s Samantha Peszek tied with Kytra Hunter of Florida to win the all-around title on Friday. Peszek also took home the NCAA beam title on Sunday. STANFORD’s Elizabeth Price became the NCAA vault champion and UTAH’s Georgia Dabritz ended her impressive career by claiming the title on the uneven bars.

Senior and 2008 Olympian Peszek ended her stellar collegiate gymnastics career over the weekend as she took home her second and third NCAA titles. She had also won the beam title in 2011 before winning the beam and all-around titles in 2015. The Pac-12 went 1-2-3 in the beam competition on Sunday as Peszek came in first with a 9.95, followed by STANFORD’s Ivana Hong in second with a 9.9375 and OREGON STATE’s Madeline Gardiner in third with a 9.925. 

The all-around title was determined during the NCAA semifinals on Friday, where Peszek tied with Florida’s Kytra Hunter for first place with a score of 39.6.

Peszek was not the only Pac-12 gymnast wrapping up an incredible collegiate career over the weekend. UTAH’s Dabritz also ended her collegiate gymnastics career on a high note by claiming the NCAA title on the uneven bars with a score of 9.9625. Dabritz became the first gymnast in NCAA history to score a 10.0 on bars in both the semifinal and the Super Six in the two days before she claimed her title. 

STANFORD freshman Elizabeth Price won the vault championship with a 9.9333, bringing the Cardinal its first individual national championship since 2010. Price, a 2012 U.S. Olympic team alternate, also tied for the top vault score in the NCAA semifinals with a score of 9.95.

In the Super Six on Saturday, UTAH fell just shy of winning the team national championship for the 11th time in the school’s history. The Florida Gators took home the title for the third year in a row, narrowly defeating UTAH by a score of 197.850-197.800. 

In addition to the four individual titles, 17 Pac-12 gymnasts also received 2015 All-America Honors, including eight on the First Team. Peszek led the Pac-12 by earning 2015 All-America honors five times over. She earned First Team honors in the all-around, on the beam, and on the floor, as well as Second Team honors on the bars and the vault. 

Dabritz also collected her fair share of All-America honors, earning First Team on the bars and the floor and Second Team on vault.

 
Pac-12 First Team All-Americans
All-Around

Samantha Peszek, UCLA

Vault
Elizabeth Price, STAN
Kari Lee, UTAH

Bars
Georgia Dabritz, UTAH
Elizabeth Price, STAN
Erika Aufiero, OSU

Beam
Ivana Hong, STAN
Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Madeline Gardiner, OSU

Floor
Georgia Dabritz, UTAH
Taylor Rice, STAN
Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Kari Lee, UTAH

Pac-12 Second Team All-Americans
All-Around

Taylor Rice, STAN
Corrie Lothrop, UTAH
Chelsea Tang, OSU

Vault
Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jordan Williams, UCLA
Samantha Partyka, UTAH
Georgia Dabritz, UTAH

Bars 
Sami Shapiro, STAN
Ivana Hong, STAN
Nicolette McNair, STAN
Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA 
Kassandra Lopez, UTAH
Corrie Lothrop, UTAH

Beam
Becky Wing, STAN
Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA
Chelsea Tang, OSU

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