Feb. 19, 2018
DENVER – The University of Denver women’s gymnastics team holds the No. 12 spot in this week’s Road to Nationals rankings, which were released on Monday.
DU earned its highest road score of the season with a 195.975 on Friday at BYU, giving the team a 196.250 average for the season after seven weeks of competition.
The Pioneers once again hold national rankings on vault, beam and floor, beginning with No. 6 on vault (49.171). Competing with only five gymnasts on floor in all meets but one this year, DU is still ranked No. 12 on the event (49.168). Denver is also No. 13 on beam (49.054).
For the first time this season, DU is also nationally ranked on bars. Denver tied the sixth-highest bars score in program history (49.350) on Friday, improving its season average to 48.857 to move into a tie for No. 23 nationally.
After earning the second-highest all-around score in program history on Friday with a 39.750, sophomore Maddie Karr (Stillwater, Minn.) is ranked No. 9 in the all-around (39.457). Her 9.950 on beam moved her to No. 6 nationally on the event (9.893). She is also No. 17 on floor (9.893) and tied for No. 19 on vault (9.864).
Freshman Lynnzee Brown (Kansas City, Mo.) is No. 13 in the all-around (39.405), tied for No. 11 on vault (9.875), tied for No. 22 on floor (9.885) and No. 25 on bars (9.855).
Junior Kaitlyn Schou (Orlando, Fla.) joins Karr in the top-10 on beam, returning to No. 10 with a 9.882 average. Freshman Mia Sundstrom (Boulder, Colo.) also holds a national ranking on beam, coming in tied for No. 20 this week (9.868).
The Road to Nationals rankings are released every Monday. This is the final week that rankings are determined by average score. Beginning the week of February 26, rankings will be calculated by Regional Qualifying Score (RQS).
Denver competes on the road for the second straight week, traveling to Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, February 23, for the Elevate the Stage meet. Joining DU will be No. 6 Michigan, Utah State and Bowling Green.
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