NAIA national women's gymnastics championship

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The NAIA sponsored a women's gymnastics championship between 1981 and 1988, when it was discontinued. The rise of Division III gymnastics thru the NCAA made the need for the NAIA organization less thus its fade out.

National Champions NAIA[edit]

Year Site Champion Points Runner-Up Points
1981 Milledgeville, GA Georgia College 130.20 Gustavus Adolphus 128.30
1982 Milledgeville, GA Georgia College 129.05 Southern Colorado 127.40
1983 Pueblo, CO William and Mary 137.40 Centenary 137.20
1984 Milledgeville, GA Centenary 139.95 Winona State 138.00
1985 Minot, ND Winona State 140.60 Centenary 138.15
1986 Eau Claire, WI UW-Oshkosh 137.40 Minot State (ND) 136.00
1987 Hays, KS Winona State 139.30 Centenary 138.75
1988 Minot, ND Centenary 141.20 Fort Hays State 137.40

All-Time Individual Champions[edit]

School Ind. Titles
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 9
Tarleton State 7
Winona State 6
Minot State 6
Adams State 3
Centenary 3
Georgia College 3
Gustavus Adolphus 2
Clarion (PA) 1
Southern Colorado 1

ALL-AROUND 1981 Kim Buron, Adams State CO 1982 Stacey Aberle, Minot State ND 1983 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1984 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1985 Jean Schuler, Winona State MN 1986 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1987 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1988 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh

VAULTING 1981 Kim Buron, Adams State CO 1982 Stacey Aberle, Minot State ND 1983 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1984 Margot Todd Evans, Centenary LA 1985 Renae Newman, Minot State ND 1986 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1987 Jill McCall, Centenary LA 1988 Renae Newman, Minot State ND

UNEVEN BARS 1981 Kim Buron, Adams State CO 1982 Greta Sjursen, Minot State ND 1983 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1984 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1985 Sylvia Ponce-Sawyer, Winona State MN 1986 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1987 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1988 Melissa Thomas, Georgia College

BALANCE BEAM 1981 Lisa Haugen, Gustavus Adolphus MN 1982 Janelle Tucker, Georgia College 1983 Meg Miderier, Clarion PA 1984 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1985 Sylvia Ponce-Sawyer, Winona State MN 1986 Robin Wheeler, Minot State ND 1987 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1988 Nicole Lastrapes, Centenary LA

FLOOR EXERCISE 1981 Nan Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus MN 1982 Janelle Tucker, Georgia College and Kim Villers, Southern Colorado 1983 Cindy Greer, Tarleton State TX 1984 Margot Todd Evans, Centenary LA 1985 Jean Schuler, Winona State MN 1986 Katie Dempsey, Winona State MN 1987 Katie Dempsey, Winona State MN 1988 Mary Leivian, Wisconsin-Oshkosh