LSU wins first-ever NC women's gymnastics national championship (2024)

Last Updated 9:24 PM, April 20, 2024

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LSU wins 2024 women's NCAA gymnastics championship | Highlights

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  • ๐Ÿ† Individual champions

9:45 pm, April 20, 2024

๐Ÿ† LSU wins the 2024 NC women's gymnastics national title

NATIONAL. CHAMPIONS.

LET THAT SINK IN. pic.twitter.com/ePdtAQCfUJ

โ€” LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) April 20, 2024

LSU has won its first-ever national championship. The Tigers led through two rotations, lost its lead to Utah and took hold of the lead once more after a strong finish on beam. In the fourth and final rotation, five Tiger gymnasts scored a 9.9+, with Konnor McClain's meet-leading score of 9.9625 on beam.

A few unforced errors on vault caused Utah to lose its lead to LSU during Rotation 4. California was able to surpass the Red Rocks with a dominant performance on bars highlighted by eMjae Frazier and Gabby Perea's team-leading 9.9125 score.

California came in second to the Tigers by -0.375. Utah fell from first to take third place, trailing by -0.425 with a total 197.8000 score and Florida placed fourth with a 197.4375 score. Despite the absence of perfect 10s, the leaderboard was stacked as Haleigh Bryant and Frazier tied for best all-around, scoring 39.7125. Here's a look at the final leaderboard of the 2024 championship:

  • Vault โ€” LSU's Haleigh Bryant, Cal's Mya Lauzon| 9.9500
  • Bars โ€” Utah's Grace McCallum, Florida'sLeanne Wong | 9.9500
  • Beam โ€” LSU's Konnor McClain| 9.9625
  • Floor โ€” Florida's Leanne Wong| 9.9500
  • All Around โ€” LSU's Haleigh Bryant, Cal's eMjae Frazier | 39.7125

Here are the final standings:

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9:23 pm, April 20, 2024

๐Ÿคฏ Utah takes top spot after Rotation 3

Utah came out of Rotation 3 with a dominant performance on floor to take the lead from LSU. All six Utah gymnasts scored a 9.9+ on floor, but LSU only had two gymnasts score a 9.9+ on Bars. The Tigers trail the Red Rocks by -0.037 points.

Utah will close things out with vault. LSU will head to beam, California on bars and Florida on floor.

Here's a look at the complete scorecard after Rotation 3 โ€” heading into the final rotation of the 2024 national championship:

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8:47 pm, April 20, 2024

๐Ÿซจ LSU leads, Utah lands in second after Rotation 2

As LSU held onto its lead, Utah was able to knock California out of second place after Rotation 2. Only two LSU gymnasts scored a 9.9+ on vault (Haleigh Bryant and Kiya Johnson) while Utah's Amelie Morgan, Maile O'Keefe and Grace McCallum scored over a 9.9 on beam โ€” amping the Red Rock's lead to surpass California by 0.163 points.

Add a 9โƒฃ.9โƒฃ3โƒฃ7โƒฃ5โƒฃ to the tally for Grace McCallum on beamโ€ผ๏ธ

Amelie Morgan started the rotation with a 9.9125 ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“บABC#RedRocks | #OurBoat pic.twitter.com/NS4kdcJefs

โ€” Utah Gymnastics (@UtahGymnastics) April 20, 2024

As each team trails each other by less than three-tenths of a point, the title could belong to anyone. Here's a look at where each team stands halfway into the 2024 national championship โคต๏ธ

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8:25 pm, April 20, 2024

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ LSU and Cal lead after Rotation 1

May the events begin! LSU and Cal took the top two spots after Rotation 1, kicking off the 2024 national championship. LSU showed their dominance starting on floor with Haleigh Bryant posting a team-leading 9.9375 score and four Tiger gymnasts (Konnor McClain, Amari Drayton, Aleah Finnegan and Kiya Johnson) scoring a 9.9+ to add to a total of 49.6125. Here's a look at Bryant's routine below:

HB doing HB things

It's a 9.9375 for @haleighbryant3!

๐Ÿ“บ ABC pic.twitter.com/nDGhSSo83R

โ€” LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) April 20, 2024

California trails behind the Tigers by -0.1375 points after finishing Rotation 1 with a strong performance on Beam. eMjae Frazier scored a team-leading 9.9500.

WOW!!! eMjae with the 9.95!!!#GoBears๐Ÿป| #OneDayBetter pic.twitter.com/GRuRLRICXt

โ€” Cal Womenโ€™s Gymnastics (@CalWGym) April 20, 2024

It's a close race for all four teams as both Utah and Florida keep a steady pace behind LSU and California.

Here's a look at each team's score after Rotation 1:

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7:13 pm, April 20, 2024

๐Ÿšจ The 2024 NC women's gymnastics championship is underway

Four teams will compete but only one will take the crown. LSU, California, Utah and Florida meet today, Saturday, April 20, for the 2024 national championship at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

How to watch: The 2024 national championship will air on ABC at 4 p.m. ET with streaming available on ESPN+. Here's a look at where you can check out each event โ€” including a quad box showcasing each event all at once.

๐Ÿ“บPreshow|ESPN+|Quad Box|UB & FX|VT & BB|Spanish|Awards

Here's a look at the national championship rotation schedule below:

RotationVaultBarBeamFloor
Rotation 1FloridaUtahCaliforniaLSU
Rotation 2LSUFloridaUtahCalifornia
Rotation 3CaliforniaLSUFloridaUtah
Rotation 4UtahCaliforniaLSUFlorida

๐Ÿ“ฒ Click or tap here for live stats

The semifinals set the tone heading into championship action. Two-time reigning champs Oklahoma lost its championship spot after succumbing to a total of five falls during Thursday's Semifinal 2. LSU's Haleigh Bryant became the second-ever LSU gymnast to claim the All-Around title after scoring a total of 39.7125 in Semifinal 1.

LSU hopes to gain its first national title. The Tigers have made a total of 10 final appearances with zero wins. Florida is looking to turn the tide after coming in second during the 2023 national championship. With three national titles under their belt, the Gators come into todays competition in hopes of clinching its first title since 2015. Utah returns to the national championship once more after coming in third place behind Florida during last year's competition โ€” hoping to claim its first title in 29 years. Cal looks to walk away with a history-making achievement โ€” gaining its very first national championship in program history.

Gymnast to keep an eye on during the 2024 national championship:

  • Haleigh Bryant | LSU
  • Aleah Finnegan | LSU
  • Leanne Wong | Florida
  • Ellie Lazzari | Florida
  • Maile O'Keefe | Utah
  • Makenna Smith | Utah
  • eMjae Frazier | Cal
  • Mya Lauzon | Cal

๐Ÿ‘‰ Tap or click here to follow College Gym News' live blog from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas

11:03 pm, April 19, 2024

๐Ÿ† 2024 NC women's gymnastics championship is set

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The 2024 NC women's gymnastics championship is set to begin on Saturday, April 20 at 4 p.m. ET.

  • ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Teams: (2) LSU, (3) California, (4) Florida, (5) Utah
  • โŒš๏ธ When: Saturday, April 20th at 4 p.m. ET
  • ๐Ÿ“ Where: Dickies Arena | Forth Worth, Texas
  • ๐Ÿ“บ How to watch: ABC and ESPN

LSU and California punched their ticket to the championship after Semifinal 1. LSU secured the highest score of semifinal action and Haleigh Bryant clinched the 2024 all-around title โ€” becoming LSU's second-ever all-around champ.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Click or tap here to view the fullbracket

Florida and Utah advanced to the finals after Semifinal 2 โ€” knocking Alabama and two-time reigning champs Oklahoma out of championship contention.

Here's a look at Thursday's semifinal results below.

Semifinal 1

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Semifinal 2

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Last year, Oklahoma won its second title in a row with a leading 198.3875 score, while Florida came in second by -0.1500 points with a total 198.2375 score.

3:57 am, April 19, 2024

๐Ÿคฉ Individual Results

LSU's Haleigh Bryant came out on top to win the NCAA all-around title โ€” leading LSU to the 2024 national championship finals.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click or tap here to view NCAA women's gymnastics individual all-around champions since 1982

Here's a look at the individual national champions from each event after Thursday's semifinal sessions:

Vaultโ€” Anna Roberts (9.9500) | Stanford
Barsโ€” Oklahoma's Audrey Davis and Florida's Leanne Wong (9.9625)
Beamโ€” Audrey Davis and Faith Torrez (9.9625) | Oklahoma
Floorโ€” Aleah Finnegan (9.9625) | LSU
All aroundโ€” Haleigh Bryant (39.7125) | LSU

2:53 am, April 19, 2024

๐Ÿฅณ LSU, Cal, Utah and Florida meet in championship finals

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What a night! Utah and Florida advance to the national championship finals on Saturday โ€” joining LSU and Cal. The Utes scored a total of 197.9375 with the Gators trailing behind by -0.175 points with a total of 197.8750 score. No. 1 Oklahoma suffered from a total of five falls to place third with 196.6625, followed by Alabama with 195.4125.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click or tap here to view the full bracket

Take a look at the final scorecard of semifinal session 2 below:

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Utah, Florida, LSU and Cal will face off in the national championship finals on Saturday, April 20th at 4 p.m. ET live on ABC.

2:14 am, April 19, 2024

๐Ÿšจ Utah stays on top after Rotation 3

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Utah and Florida remain in the top two spots coming out of rotation 3. Utah's Makenna Smith and Ella Zirbes tied with a leading 9.9125 score on vault to keep the Utes on top, while Leanne Wong's 9.9375 on bars led Florida to keep them in second.

Despite suffering two falls on beam, Faith Torrez's 9.9625 tied with Audrey Davis on beam to keepthe Sooners standing in third with Alabama falling behind by -0.9375 points.

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1:46 am, April 19, 2024

๐Ÿซฃ Utah holds on to lead after Rotation 2

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Utah continues to lead after rotation 2 as Jaylene Gilstrap and Maile O'Keefe posted a leading 9.9500 score to add to a total 49.5875 score on the floor.The Gators were able to come back from third after an impressive performance on Vault to trail behind the Utes by -0.275 points. Leanne Wong posted a team-leading 9.9375 score to keep the Gators afloat.

Feeling right at home with this performance โš”๏ธ

๐Ÿ“บESPN2#RedRocks | #WeOverMe pic.twitter.com/mHCeCpdqIJ

โ€” Utah Gymnastics (@UtahGymnastics) April 19, 2024

This rotation has proved to be quite intense as Oklahoma turned things around to land in third after a strong performance on bars. Alabama suffered four falls on beam to fall from second to fourth place.

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1:12 am, April 19, 2024

๐Ÿซจ Semifinal Session 2: Utah leads after Rotation 1

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The battle is on as Utah takes the lead to kick off Semifinal 2 after posting a season-high on beam of 49.6375. Utah's Abby Paulson and Maile O'Keefe scored a 9.950 to lead the Utes to first. Alabama follows behind by -0.1500 points after a dominant performance on the Bars โ€” including a team-leading 9.9375 score from Luisa Blanco. Florida trails by 0.1880 points.

Abby Paulson puts up a 9โƒฃ.9โƒฃ5โƒฃ0โƒฃ ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ“บESPN2#RedRocks | #WeOverMe pic.twitter.com/zWTpxZneSm

โ€” Utah Gymnastics (@UtahGymnastics) April 19, 2024

A heartbreaking start for reigning champs Oklahoma after posting its lowest vault score in program history since Jan. 4, 2008 โ€” causing the Sooners to land in fourth.

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11:27 pm, April 18, 2024

๐Ÿ‘€ Up next: Semifinal Session 2

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Semifinal Session 2 is up next as (8) Alabama, (4) Florida, (1) Oklahoma and (5) Utah battle for the remaining two spots to advance to the 2024 national championship finals on Saturday. Click or tap here to view live scores.

Here's a look at the rotation schedule below:

RotationVaultBarBeamFloor
Rotation 1OklahomaAlabamaUtahFlorida
Rotation 2FloridaOklahomaAlabamaUtah
Rotation 3UtahFloridaOklahomaAlabama
Rotation 4AlabamaUtahFloridaOklahoma

10:22 pm, April 18, 2024

๐ŸŽŠ LSU and Cal advance to national championship

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LSU and Cal punched the first two tickets of the 2024 national championship during Thursday's Semifinal Session 1 in Fort Worth โ€” making this LSU's 33rd appearance and the Golden Bears first in program history. The Tigers found themselves in second place behind Cal after rotation 1 but were able to move to first and keep the lead.

The Tigers tied the program's second-highest semifinal score after rotation 3 to finish out strong and best Cal by 0.400 points. Haleigh Bryant clinched the All-Around title with a total 39.7125 score while Cal's Mya Lauzon followed behind with a total score of 39.6375.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click or tap here to view bracket

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Session 2 is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET live onESPN2 and ESPN+

9:53 pm, April 18, 2024

๐Ÿฏ LSU holds the top spot after Rotation 3

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LSU continues to hold the top spot after Haleigh Bryant posted a leading 9.950 score on beam to add to a total 49.5875 score.

Business as usual for @haleighbryant3

It's a 9.95 for the senior!

๐Ÿ“บ ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/zQTZiqHIyk

โ€” LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) April 18, 2024

Cal sits behind by -0.87 points followed by Stanford and Arkansas. Individual competitor Skylar Killough-Wilhelm (Washington) posted a team-leading 9.925 score on bars to keep Cal at second. Individualist Skyla Schulte (Michigan State) helped Stanford keep its third-place standing and Arkansas is fighting to escape fourth as individualist Anaya Smith (Arizona State) posted a team-leading score of 9.9375 โ€” the only 9.9+ score on vault for the Cardinals.

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9:25 pm, April 18, 2024

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Semifinal Session 1 | LSU takes the lead after Rotation 2

LSU came back from down -0.0875 after Rotation 1 to take the lead from the Cal Golden Bears at the half with the help of a great performance on Bars and anchor Haleigh Bryant's 9.9250. Cal's Mya Lauzon led with a 9.900 on Vault but a few scores under 9.9 caused Cal to lose the top spot. Stanford and Arkansas aren't too far behind from the two teams โ€” falling behind by -0.2375 and -0.8500 points.

Any time, any place. @haleighbryant3 anchors with a 9.925!

๐Ÿ“บ ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/XUVsBrFV2W

โ€” LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) April 18, 2024

Take a look below at where each team stands so far:

LSU | Bars: 49.4750, Total: 98.8000
California | Vault: 49.3625, Total: 98.7750
Stanford | Beam: 49.3125, Total: 98.5625
Arkansas | Floor: 49..1375, Total: 97.9500

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