Four Gymnasts Earn Regular Season All-America Honors
BATON ROUGE – For the second consecutive season four LSU gymnasts took home National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Regular Season All-America honors.
All-America status was determined by a gymnast’s regional qualifying score (RQS) in the latest national rankings.
Gymnasts ranked Nos. 1-8 nationally on each event and the all-around received first-team status, and the gymnasts ranked Nos. 9-16 were honored as second-team selections.
Ashleigh Gnat earned First-Team All-America honors on vault and floor by ranking No. 1 in each event, and Sarah Finnegan earned first-team status by ranking No. 4 on beam. Finnegan also notched Second-Team All-America recognition on bars with a No. 11 national ranking.
Gnat increased her career total All-America honors to seven, including four regular-season marks.
Ewing is now a four-time All-American, and this is her first regular-season honor.
Hambrick is now a two-time All-American after earning the distinction on vault at the NCAA Championships last season.
These are the first two All-America honors of Finnegan’s young career.
LSU has now produced 31 regular season All-America honors in the four seasons that they have been awarded.
Gymnasts have a chance to earn All-America honors during the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships on April 15 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Overall, LSU now has 173 total All-America honors in program history.
No. 3 LSU (18-4) returns to action at the NCAA Athens Regional hosted by Georgia on Saturday. The Tigers are the No. 1 seed and will compete for a spot at the NCAA Championships against No. 10 Georgia, No. 15 Oregon State, Arizona, George Washington and Michigan State.
Tickets to the regional are available for purchase by visiting www.LSUtix.net and entering the promo code G16-NCAA.
Saturday’s regional will also be live streamed on SEC Network+ at http://es.pn/1VApXUe.
LSU’s 2016 NACGC/W Regular Season All-Americans
Sydney Ewing: Second-Team All-American (VT)
Sarah Finnegan: First-Team All-American (BB); Second-Team All-American (UB)
Ashleigh Gnat: First-Team All-American (VT, FX)
Myia Hambrick: Second-Team All-American (AA)