Gymnasts Combine for Seven Regular Season All-America Honors

by Brandon Berrio | Assoc. Director of Creative and Digital Content
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Gymnasts Combine for Seven Regular Season All-America Honors

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnasts Haleigh Bryant, Sami Durante, Kiya Johnson and Alyona Shchennikova combined to earn seven Women’s College Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Regular Season All-America honors, the association announced Thursday. 

A gymnast earns All-America honors if they finish in the top-16 of the final NQS individual event rankings. LSU’s seven All-America honors were the second most in the SEC. 

Overall, LSU gymnasts have combined to earn 79 All-America honors in the regular season since the association begin this honor in 2013. LSU has now combined to earn 274 regular season and meet honors in program history. 

Bryant led the group with three All-America honors on vault, floor and all-around. In her debut season, Bryant finished third on vault, fourth on floor and ninth in the all-around in the nation. The top freshman in the country, Bryant won the SEC vault title and was named the top freshman in the SEC. 

Johnson added two more All-America honors to push her total to five. The sophomore from Dallas, Texas, finished as the No. 1 performer on floor and 12th overall on vault. She was named the SEC Specialist of the Year and captured the SEC floor title with a perfect score, the fifth of her career and third this season. 

Shchennikova earned her first All-America honor after finishing 12th nationally on vault. This was the first time the sophomore competed vault for the Tigers and she scored a 9.90 or high four times, including a career high 9.95 at Kentucky. Shchennikova was named an All-SEC performer on vault after scoring a 9.925 at the championship meet. 

Durante rounds out the group honored with All-America honors. The Tigers’ anchor performer on bars, Durante scored a 9.90 or higher seven times this season. She finished 11th in the country with an NQS of 9.925 and scored a career high of 9.95 twice in 2021. 

The LSU team begins NCAA postseason competition at the Salt Lake City Regional April 2-3. Competition will be streamed live on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app. The Tigers will fight for a spot in the NCAA Championships April 16-17 in Fort Worth, Texas. The squad must finish in the top two on both days to advance to the NCAA Championships. 

Fans can follow the Tigers on the team’s social media channels: @LSUgym on Instagram and Twitter, www.Facebook.com/lsugym and at YouTube.com/lsusports.

Vault

First Team All America 
Status Place Name University NQS
1(t) Evy Schoepfer, Oklahoma 9.963
1(t) Anastasia Webb, Oklahoma 9.963
3(t) Ona Loper, Minnesota 9.956
3(t) Haleigh Bryant, LSU 9.956
5(t) Sierra Brooks, Michigan 9.95
5(t) Lexy Ramler, Minnesota 9.95
7(t) Trinity Thomas, Florida 9.944
7(t) Abby Heiskell, Michigan 9.944

Second Team All America 
9 Kennedy Hambrick, Arkansas 9.938
10(t) Alexia Burch, Utah 9.931
10(t) Adnerys De Jesus, Iowa State 9.931
12(t) Madi Dagen, Oregon State 9.925
12(t) Alyona Shchennikova, LSU 9.925
12(t) Luisa Blanco, Alabama 9.925
12(t) Maddie Quarles, Minnesota 9.925
12(t) Naomi Morrison, Michigan 9.925
12(t) Lynnzee Brown, Denver 9.925
12(t) Savannah Schoenherr, Florida 9.925
12(t) Natalie Wojcik, Michigan 9.925
12(t) Kiya Johnson, LSU 9.925

Uneven Bars

First Team All America 
Status Place Name University NQS
1 Trinity Thomas, Florida 9.975
2 Lynnzee Brown, Denver 9.969
3 Lexy Ramler, Minnesota 9.963
4(t) Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State 9.95
4(t) Audrey Davis, Oklahoma 9.95
6(t) Margzetta, Frazier UCLA 9.944
6(t) Natalie Wojcik, Michigan 9.944
8 Luisa Blanco, Alabama 9.938

Second Team All-America 
9(t) Nina Schank, California 9.931
9(t) Makarri Doggette, Alabama 9.931
11(t) Maggie O’Hara, Arkansas 9.925
11(t) Andi Li, California 9.925
11(t) Katherine Levasseur, Oklahoma 9.925
11(t) Maile O’Keefe, Utah 9.925
11(t) Megan Skaggs, Florida 9.925
11(t) Sami Durante, LSU 9.925

Balance Beam

First Team All America 
Status Place Name University NQS
1(t) Lexy Ramler, Minnesota 9.975
1(t) Maile O’Keefe, Utah 9.975
3 Anastasia Webb, Oklahoma 9.969
4(t) Natalie Wojcik, Michigan 9.956
4(t) Ellie Lazzari, Florida 9.956
6(t) Leah Clapper, Florida 9.95
6(t) Abby Paulson, Utah 9.95
6(t) Elizabeth Culton, North Carolina 9.95
6(t) Luisa Blanco, Alabama 9.95

Second Team All-America 
10(t) Trinity Thomas, Florida 9.944
10(t) Adeline Kenlin, Iowa 9.944
10(t) Alexis Vasquez, Denver 9.944
13(t) Karrie Thomas, Oklahoma 9.938
13(t) Kennedy Hambrick, Arkansas 9.938
13(t) Sienna Schreiber, Missouri 9.938
13(t) Mary Korlin-Downs, Minnesota 9.938
13(t) Cristal Isa, Utah 9.938
13(t) Alyssa Baumann, Florida 9.938

Floor Exercise

First Team All America 

Status Place Name University NQS
1 Kiya Johnson, LSU 9.988
2 Trinity Thomas, Florida 9.975
3 Lynnzee Brown, Denver 9.969
4(t) Mya Hooten, Minnesota 9.956
4(t) Derrian Gobourne, Auburn 9.956
4(t) Lexi Graber, Alabama 9.956
4(t) Haleigh Bryant, LSU 9.956
8(t) Lauren Guerin, Iowa 9.95
8(t) Sydney Soloski, Utah 9.95

Second Team All-America 
10(t) Alyssa Baumann, Florida 9.944
10(t) Abbey Miner, Alder BYU 9.944
10(t) Anastasia Webb, Oklahoma 9.944
10(t) Jerquavia Henderson, Iowa 9.944
10(t) Kyana George, California 9.944
10(t) Ona Loper, Minnesota 9.944
10(t) Nya Reed, Florida 9.944

All-Around

First Team All America 

Status Place Name University NQS
1 Trinity Thomas, Florida 39.788
2(t) Lynnzee Brown, Denver 39.756
2(t) Lexy Ramler, Minnesota 39.756
4 Luisa Blanco, Alabama 39.738
5 Anastasia Webb, Oklahoma 39.706
6(t) Natalie Wojcik, Michigan 39.625
6(t) Maile O’Keefe, Utah 39.625
8 Kennedy Hambrick, Arkansas 39.6

Second Team All-America
9 Haleigh Bryant, LSU 39.594
10(t) Adnerys De Jesus, Iowa State 39.575
10(t) Nevaeh DeSouza, California 39.575
12 Megan Skaggs, Florida 39.569
13 Ona Loper, Minnesota 39.556
14 Raena Worley, Kentucky 39.538
15 Sierra Brooks, Michigan 39.531
16 Hannah Scharf, Arizona State 39.506

The WCGA is the advocate for women’s collegiate gymnastics. This coaches’ association was known previously as the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women.