2009 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship

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The 2009 NCAA Women's Gymnastics championship involved 12 schools competing for the national championship of women's NCAA Division I gymnastics. It was the twenty eighth NCAA gymnastics national championship and the defending NCAA Team Champion for 2008 was Georgia. The Competition took place in Lincoln, Nebraska hosted by the University of Nebraska in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

The 2009 six regional fields and sites were as follows:

  • North Central Regional (Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, Host: University of Iowa) - No. 6 Florida, No. 7 UCLA, No. 18 Minnesota, No. 20 Denver, No. 23 Iowa State, No. 28 Iowa; Saturday, Apr. 4 at 6 p.m. CT
  • Central Regional (St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio, Host: Ohio State University) - No. 5 LSU, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 17 Ohio State, No. 22 Kent State, No. 24 Kentucky, No. 26 Michigan State; Saturday, Apr. 4
  • Northeast Regional (Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Host: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) - No. 3 Alabama, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 15 Missouri, No. 32 Central Michigan, No. 35 New Hampshire, No. 35 Maryland; Saturday, Apr. 4
  • South Central Regional (Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville) - No. 4 Stanford, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 16 Michigan, No. 25 Arizona, No. 31 Arizona State, No. 27 Southern Utah; Saturday, Apr. 4
  • Southeast Regional (Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, North Carolina, Host: North Carolina State University) - No. 1 Georgia, No. 12 Penn State, No. 13 Nebraska, No. 21 West Virginia, No. 29 North Carolina State, No. 30 North Carolina; Saturday, Apr. 4
  • West Regional (Bank of America Arena, Seattle, Washington, Host: University of Washington) - No. 2 Utah, No. 11 Auburn, No. 14 Illinois, No. 19 Boise State, No. 33 Washington, No. 34 San Jose State; Saturday, Apr. 4 at 6 p.m. PT
  • NCAA Championships, the Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska (Host: University of Nebraska, Lincoln), on Apr. 16-18.

At the national championships at Lincoln, Nebraska, the top three teams from each of the first day's sessions advancing to the Super Six Team Finals were: Georgia, Florida and LSU (first session); Alabama, Arkansas and Utah (second session). Utah used a tie breaker over UCLA to advance to the finals. Individually, top all-around title went to Georgia's Courtney Kupets who scored 39.80 points, including a perfect 10 on balance beam. Utah's Kristina Basket with 39.60 points and UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa with 39.575 points were second and third place finishers. Kupets became just the second three-time NCAA All-Around champion in NCAA history.[1] Additionally, other gymnasts competing were 12 of the nation’s best all-arounders and four individual event specialists.

The Georgia Gym Dogs finished on top with 197.825 points to win the 2009 team championship, a record 10th NCAA title. They were followed by Alabama with 197.575 points, Utah with 197.425 points, Florida with 196.725 points, Arkansas with 196.475 points and LSU with 196.375 points at the Super Six Team Finals.

Head coach Suzanne Yoculan, in her 26th year at the helm of the University of Georgia program, retired with a record of 831-117-7 after the 2009 championship.[2]

Champions[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team
Georgia Gym Dogs
Mariel Box
Paige Burns
Kat Ding
Lauren Johnson
Courtney Kupets
Hilary Mauro
Cassidy McComb
Courtney McCool
Marcia Newby
Gina Nuccio
Lauren Sessler
Abby Stack
Grace Taylor
Tiffany Tolnay
Amber Trani

Alabama Crimson Tide
Alyssa Chapman
Morgan Dennis
Jocelyn Fowler
Kayla Hoffman
Ricki Lebegern
Brittany Magee
Megan Mashburn
Ashley O'Neal
Casey Overton
Erika Pearson
Kassi Price
Ashley Priess
Jacqueline Shealy
Geralen Stack-Eaton
Caitlin Sullivan
Rachel Terry
Utah Red Rocks
Kristina Baskett
Cortni Beers
Daria Bijak
Jamie Deetscreek
Annie DiLuzio
Jacquelyn Johnson
Nina Kim
Gael Mackie
Stephanie McAllister
Beth Rizzo
Kyndal Robarts





All-Around
Courtney Kupets (Georgia) Kristina Baskett (Utah) Vanessa Zamarripa (UCLA)
Vault
Ashleigh Clare-Kearney (LSU) Susan Jackson (LSU) Courtney Kupets (Georgia), Kristina Baskett (Utah)
Uneven Bars
Courtney Kupets (Georgia) Carly Janiga (Stanford) Alicia Goodwin (Florida), Kristina Baskett (Utah)
Balance Beam
Courtney Kupets (Georgia) Courenty McCool (Georgia) Ashley Priess (Alabama), Sarah Nagashima (Arkansas), Kristina Baskett (Utah)
Floor Exercise
Courtney Kupets (Georgia), Ashleigh Clare-Kearny (LSU) Corey Hartung (Florida) Brandi Personett (Penn State)

Team Results[edit]

Session 1[edit]

Position Team Saut de cheval.svg Barres asymétriques.svg Poutre.svg Gymnastique au sol.svg Total
1 Georgia Gym Dogs 49.300 49.375 49.550 49.225 197.450
2 Florida Gators 48.900 49.150 49.275 49.050 196.375
3 LSU Tigers 49.450 49.125 48.525 49.200 196.300
4 Stanford Cardinal 49.125 49.175 48.975 48.950 196.225
5 Penn State Nittany Lions 49.100 49.050 48.900 49.025 196.100
6 Oklahoma Sooners 49.050 48.675 49.125 48.975 195.825

Session 2[edit]

Position Team Saut de cheval.svg Barres asymétriques.svg Poutre.svg Gymnastique au sol.svg Total
1 Alabama Crimson Tide 49.345 49.200 49.375 49.125 197.025
2 Arkansas Razorbacks 48.450 49.100 49.250 49.150 196.950
3 Utah Red Rocks 49.400 49.275 48.775 49.175 196.625
3 UCLA Bruins 49.425 48.700 49.200 49.300 196.625
5 Oregon State Beavers 49.225 48.625 48.325 49.175 195.350
6 Illinois Fightin' Illini 48.700 48.875 48.575 48.900 195.050

Super Six[edit]

Position Team Saut de cheval.svg Barres asymétriques.svg Poutre.svg Gymnastique au sol.svg Total
1 Georgia Gym Dogs 49.625 49.425 49.200 49.575 197.825
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 49.425 49.325 49.325 49.500 197.575
3 Utah Red Rocks 49.525 49.275 49.175 49.450 197.425
4 Florida Gators 49.000 49.150 49.200 48.375 196.725
5 Arkansas Razorbacks 49.325 48.975 48.925 49.250 196.475
6 LSU Tigers 49.275 49.100 48.700 49.300 196.375

Top Ten Individual All-Around Results[edit]

Position Gymnast Team Saut de cheval.svg Barres asymétriques.svg Poutre.svg Gymnastique au sol.svg Total
1 Courtney Kupets Georgia 9.900 9.950 10.000 9.950 39.800
2 Kristina Baskett Utah 9.950 9.900 9.900 9.850 39.600
3 Vanessa Zamarippa UCLA 9.950 9.850 9.900 9.875 39.575
4 Michelle Stout Arkansas 9.975 9.875 9.825 9.850 39.525
4 Ariana Berlin UCLA 9.900 9.900 9.875 9.850 39.525
6 Tiffany Tolnay Georgia 9.925 9.800 9.875 9.900 39.500
7 Elise Hopfner-Hibbs UCLA 9.900 9.850 9.875 9.850 39.475
8 Maranda Smith Florida 9.900 9.850 9.850 9.850 39.450
8 Ricki Lebegern Alabama 9.875 9.825 9.900 9.850 39.450
8 Ashley Priess Alabama 9.800 9.900 9.900 9.850 39.450

Individual Event Finals Results[edit]

Vault[edit]

Rank Name Team Vault Average
1 Ashleigh Clare-Kearny LSU 9.9000
2 Susan Jackson LSU 9.8938
3 Courtney Kupets Georgia 9.8563
3 Kristina Baskett Utah 9.8563
5 Michelle Stout Arkansas 9.8375
6 Jessica Lopez Denver 9.8313
7 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.7875
8 Whitney Bencsko Penn State 9.7813
8 Vanessa Zamarippa UCLA 9.7813
10 Staci Schwitkis LSU 9.6813
11 Sarah Shire Missouri 9.5000
12 Maranda Smith Florida 8.4063

Uneven Bars[edit]

Rank Name Team Score
1 Courtney Kupets Georgia 9.9500
2 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.9125
3 Alicia Goodwin Florida 9.9000
3 Kristina Baskett Utah 9.9000
5 Ariana Berlin UCLA 9.8875
5 Kat Ding Georgia 9.8875
7 Michelle Stout Arkansas 9.8625
7 Melanie Sinclair Florida 9.8625
9 Ashleigh Clare-Kearney LSU 9.8500
10 Morgan Dennis Alabama 9.8125
10 Nicole Ourada Stanford 9.8125
12 Ashley Priess Alabama 9.8000
13 Alexandra Brockway Penn State 9.7875
13 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.7875
15 Grace Taylor Georgia 9.4625
16 Summer Hubbard LSU 9.0500

Balance Beam[edit]

Rank Name Team Score
1 Courtney Kupets Georgia 9.9875
2 Courtney McCool Georgia 9.9500
3 Ashley Priess Alabama 9.9000
3 Sarah Nagashima Arkansas 9.9000
3 Kristina Baskett Utah 9.9000
6 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.8750
7 Megan Ferguson Oklahoma 9.8375
7 Melissa Fernandez Illinois 9.8375
9 Alex LaChance Arkansas 9.8250
10 Ricki Lebegern Alabama 9.8000
11 Vanessa Zamarippa UCLA 9.7625

Floor Exercise[edit]

Rank Name Team Score
1 Courtney Kupets Georgia 9.9500
1 Ashleigh Clare-Kearney LSU 9.9500
3 Corey Hartung Florida 9.9000
4 Brandi Personett Penn State 9.8875
5 Daria Bijak Utah 9.8750
6 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.8625
6 Vanessa Zamarippa UCLA 9.8625
7 Brittani McCullough UCLA 9.8500
9 Kylee Botterman Michigan 9.7000

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