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Bridget Sloan is the 2014 NCAA uneven bars champion

Sunday April 20, 2014Florida's Bridget Sloan is 2014 NCAA uneven bars champion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -

Bridget Sloan is the 2014 NCAA uneven bars champion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Another NCAA title returns with the University of Florida national champion gymnastics team when they head home today. Sophomore Bridget Sloan is the NCAA uneven bars champion, winning the title today in the NCAA Individual Event Finals held on the concluding day of the 2014 NCAA Championships at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

 

Sloan’s winning mark of 9.9375 gives her the third individual title of her career, as she won the NCAA all-around and balance beam crowns as a freshman in 2013. Three Gators were a part of the NCAA bars final. Mackenzie Caquatto was fourth at 9.8875 and Alaina Johnson shared sixth at 9.85.

 

Sloan also tied for sixth on vault with a 9.9167. In the beam final, Johnson tied for 10th at 9.85 and Caquatto shared 12th (9.8375).

 

GATOR NOTES:

·         With her uneven bars title today, Sloan is now the Gators’ career leader in NCAA individual event titles with three. She also won the 2013 all-around and balance beam titles.

·         Johnson has advanced to the NCAA Individual Event Finals each of her four seasons with the Gators. She won the uneven bars title in 2013. During the course of her career, she has advanced to every bar final, vault in 2011 and 2013, floor in 2011 and beam in 2014.

·         Mackenzie Caquatto earned a spot in the NCAA Individual Event Finals for the final three seasons of her Gator career. She’s been to the last three uneven bars finals, turning in her top finish of fourth in 2013 and 2014. She’s also advanced to the last two beam finals.

·         With Sloan’s win, the Gators have claimed at least one NCAA event title since 2011.

 

Florida’s NCAA Event Champions

Name

Event

Year

Score

Bridget Sloan

Uneven Bars

2014

9.9375

 

All-Around

2013

39.600

 

Balance Beam

2013

9.9000

Alaina Johnson

Uneven Bars

2013

9.9125

Kytra Hunter

All-Around

2012

39.725

 

Vault

2012

9.8750

Marissa King

Vault

2011

9.8750

Betsy Hamm

Balance Beam

1998

9.8750

Susan Hines

Vault

1998

9.8625

 

Vault

1997

9.8875

Maria Anz

Floor Exercise

1984

9.7000

QUOTES:

Opening Statement

Individual event finals are always an exciting competition, especially after two days of intense mental and physical competition. It was really nice to see all the athletes performing and cheering each other on. That’s what I love about it — especially proud for Bridget on bars.” – Florida head coach Rhonda Faehn

 

On how winning the individual title on bars compared to last night’s team championship

Looking back at last year we won as team and we had then next day and I was in three event finals and I just went out there a had a blast. The mood is so light and you’re out there talking to everyone, having fun and it’s really incredible to see a great group of athletes come together cheering on each other to win an individual event – it’s icing on the cake. Tonight was just a great night for everyone all around. You never know what’s going to happen in gymnastics, but it was an awesome today.” – Florida sophomore Bridget Sloan

 

NCAA EVENT CHAMPIONS:

Event

Name

School

Score

Vault

Katherine Grable

Arkansas

9.9750

 

Rheagan Courville

LSU

9.9750

Uneven Bars

Bridget Sloan

Florida

9.9375

Balance Beam

Taylor Spears

Oklahoma

9.9250

Floor Exercise

Katherine Grable

Arkansas

9.9625

 

The NCAA Individual Event Finals signaled the end of the 2014 NCAA Gymnastics Championships. The 2015 NCAA Championships are set for April 17 - 19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

 

2014 NCAA Gymnastics Individual Event Finals Results

April 20, 2014 – BJCC Complex

Vault Result

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Katherine Grable

Arkansas

9.9750

1

Rheagan Courville

LSU

9.9750

3

Haley Scaman

Oklahoma

9.9667

4

Maileana Kanewa

Oklahoma

9.9417

5

Lindsay Mable

Minnesota

9.9333

6

Bridget Sloan

Florida

9.9167

6

Lindsey Cheek

Georgia

9.9167

8

Olivia Courtney

UCLA

9.8750

9

Sachi Sugiyama

Michigan

9.8667

9

Georgia Dabritz

Utah

9.8667

11

Brandie Jay

Georgia

9.8500

12

Ashleigh Gnat

LSU

9.8250

 

Uneven Parallel Bars Results

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Bridget Sloan

Florida

9.9375

2

Samantha Shapiro

Stanford

9.9250

3

Kristina Vaculik

Stanford

9.9000

4

Mackenzie Caquatto

Florida

9.8875

5

Rheagan Courville

LSU

9.8750

6

Alaina Johnson

Florida

9.8500

6

Kim Jacob

Alabama

9.8500

6

Lindsey Cheek

Georgia

9.8500

9

Shona Morgan

Stanford

9.8375

10

Taylor Spears

Oklahoma

9.8250

11

Joanna Sampson

Michigan

9.7625

12

Samantha Peszek

UCLA

9.1000

 

Balance Beam Results

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Taylor Spears

Oklahoma

9.9250

2

Lindsey Cheek

Georgia

9.9000

3

Madeline Gardiner

Oregon State

9.8875

3

Mary Beth Box

Georgia

9.8875

3

Sydney Ewing

LSU

9.8875

3

Jamie Schleppenbach

Nebraska

9.8875

7

Kristina Vaculik

Stanford

9.8750

8

Jessie DeZiel

Nebraska

9.8625

8

Chayse Capps

Oklahoma

9.8625

10

Alaina Johnson

Florida

9.8500

10

Hollie Blanske

Nebraska

9.8500

12

Mackenzie Caquatto

Florida

9.8375

12

Sarah DeMeo

Alabama

9.8375

14

Emily Wong

Nebraska

9.7500

15

Kim Jacob

Alabama

9.3750

16

Hanna Nordquist

Minnesota

9.3000

 

Floor Exercise Results

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Katherine Grable

Arkansas

9.9625

2

Joanna Sampson

Michigan

9.9500

2

Maileana Kanewa

Oklahoma

9.9500

2

Haley Scaman

Oklahoma

9.9500

5

Kim Jacob

Alabama

9.9375

6

Diandra Milliner

Alabama

9.9125

6

Lara Albright

Oklahoma

9.9125

8

Lauren Beers

Alabama

9.9000

8

Jessica Savona

LSU

9.9000

8

Emily Wong

Nebraska

9.9000

11

Becky Tutka

Utah

9.8500

12

Brandie Jay

Georgia

9.7875

13

Nansy Damianova

Utah

9.7375

 

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