Gymnasts Combine for Fourteen All-America Honors
ST. LOUIS – Following outstanding performances in NCAA Semifinal I earlier Friday, LSU gymnasts Julianna Cannamela, Christina Desiderio, Kennedi Edney, Sarah Finnegan, Myia Hambrick, Ruby Harrold and Lexie Priessman combined to earn 14 All-America honors.
The 14 honors were the best in the first session. With 14 regular season honors announced earlier this season, LSU has now earned a school record 28 for the 2018 season. The mark bested the previous combined record of 27 set a year ago. Overall, LSU gymnasts have now combined to earn 239 All-America honors in the program’s history.
Edney became the eighth gymnast in school history to earn four All-America honors at an NCAA Championships. The sophomore finished in the top eight of vault, bars, floor and the all-around.
Hambrick finishes her illustrious career with as a 20-time All-American for second in school history. The senior was tied with Ashleigh Gnat for the second-most in school history entering the championships. Hambrick earned honors on vault, floor and all-around.
Finnegan also earned three All-America honors to push the total for her career to 15. The Missouri native will have the chance to surpass Rheagan Courville’s record of 23 next season.
Priessman earned All-America honors on bars after earning a 9.9125 in the fith spot of the lineup. Cannamela and Desiderio captured their first All-America honors on vault and floor respectively. Cannamela earned an outstanding 9.8875 on vault and Desiderio set a new career high on floor with a 9.8875.
The 2018 squad vies for the program’s first NCAA team championship at 6 p.m. CT Saturday on ESPNU.
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