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Region 5 Alums Take On The 2017 NCAA Regionals

This weekend marks the first stop on the road to the NCAA gymnastics championships. On Saturday, the NCAA Regional Championships will take place in six locations around the country. From regionals, the top 2 teams, and top 2 all arounders (not members of the top 2 teams) * qualify onto the NCAA Championship semi finals in St. Louis Missouri on April 14th. The top 3 teams from each of two semi finals will compete in the “Super Six” team finals for the National Championship on April 15th. region5alums

This season there are 82 Region 5 Alums representing their respective schools as a team or individual at the NCAA Regionals. As the freshman get their first taste of championship atmosphere, seventeen seniors hope this isn’t the last competition of their careers. Eleven of our Region 5 Alums are ranked in the top 25 nationally in the AA or individual events this season. Here is a list of all of our Region 5 Alums whose teams qualified or qualified individually in all six NCAA regional sites.   #R5Difference

Top 25 nationally in the All Around,  Top 25 nationally on individual events

*If a gymnast wins an event at Regionals she advances to the NCAA Semi Finals as well





Seattle Regional

1. Oklahoma: Brehanna Showers Fr (R-Athletics)

2. Kentucky: Katie Carlisle, JR (Buckeye)  Sydney Waltz, JR (Gold Medal)  Cori Rechenmacher, JR (Legacy Elite/Aerial)

4. Utah State:  Hayley Sanzotti, SR (IGI)


Gainesville Regional

1. Florida: Amelia Hundley Fr (Cincinnati)

2. Georgia: Rachel Dickson Fr (MEGA)

5. Penn State:  Jessica Jones, SO (Youngstown)  Amber Autry, SO (Stars/Stripes)

6. North Carolina: Madison Hargrave SO (Sharps Gymnastics), Selina Zhang, FR (Cincinnati), Morgan Lane  JR (Victory Gymnastics)

AA and Individual Qualifiers

Alecia Farina, Maryland FR (GymWorld)  Floor


Fayetteville Regional

5. Arkansas: Amanda Wellick, SR (Legacy Elite), Sydney McGlone, SO (Universal Gymnasts), Michaela Burton FR (Legacy Elite)

6. Central Michigan:  Rachel Carr, SR (DeVeaus)  Miranda Wieczorek, JR (GymKinetics)  Macey Hilliker, JR (Bay Valley)  Courtney Campbell, JR (MAG)  Kailey Miller, SO (Premier Athletics) Kasey Janowicz, SO (Bay Valley)

AA and Individual Qualifiers

AA:  Alexis Brawner, SEMO SO (Hunts)

AA: Ashley Potts. NIU SO (HUGS)

AA: Katherine Prentice, NIU JR (Wrights)

Jamyra Carter, NIU SR (Splitz)  Bars

Courtney Dowdell, NIU SR (UGA) Bars, Floor

Gabrielle Cooke, ISU FR (IK GYM) Floor


Morgantown Regional   

1.Alabama:  Amanda Jetter, SR (Cincinnati), Shea Mahoney, FR (Legacy Elite)

2. Michigan: Nicole Artz, SR (Champion USA) Brianna Brown, JR (Cincinnati), Olivia Karas, SO (IK) Emma McLean, SO (Stars/Stripes), Paige Zaziski, JR (Hunts), Lexi Funk, FR (IGI)

5. West Virginia: Brooklyn Doggette, SR (Buckeye)

6. Kent State:  Ellen Demarest, SR (Gahanna Cyclone) Milena Fabry, SR (Elite Gymnastics Academy) Michaela Romito, JR (Gymnastics World of Ohio) Brooke Timko, JR (Olympic Dreams) Dara Williams, SO (Gymnastics ETC) Sarah Lippowitsch, SO(Queen City), Jade Brown, FR (Twistars), Emily Kelly, FR (Aerial), Sammi Nero, FR (Elite Gymnastics Academy), Alyssa Quinlan, SO (Gymnastics Michiana), Darby Stanton, FR (JPAC), Gabby Williams, FR (Youngstown)

AA and Individual Qualifiers

AA:  Caroline Morant, JR Brown (Legacy Elite)


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Champaign Regional

1. UCLA: Madison Preston, FR (Cincinnati)

3. Iowa: Lexi Mura, SR  (World Class)  Melissa Zurawski, JR (BIG)  Tessa Walsh, SO (IGI)

4. Illinois:  Mary Jane Horth, SR (Gymnastics World of Ohio),  Karen Howell, FR (Olympia)

5. Eastern Michigan:  Megan Marino, JR  Kirsten Gendron, JR (Mid Michigan) Katie Conrad, JR (Conrad’s Gymnastics)   Megan Hultgren, SO (Rockford)  Ciara Gresham, SO(World Class)  Kaitlyn Ford, SO (Legacy Elite)  Carly Clark, SO (Oakland)  Sydney Audet, SO (New Heights)  Emili Dobronics FR (UGA).

6. Ohio State:   Tenille Funches, SR (Arena, UGA)  Janelle McClelland, SO (SOGA) Olivia Aepli, FR (Buckeye)

AA and Individual Qualifiers

AA- Rachel Underwood, Western Michigan SO (Crystal Lake)

AA- Anna Corbett, Western Michigan SR (Aerial)

Lauren Feeley, Bowling Green SR (Ultimate) Vault

Jessie Peszek, Western Michigan, SR (DeVeaus) Bars, Beam


Lincoln Regional

1. LSU:  Lexie Priessman, SO ( Cincinnati, Perfection)

3. Nebraska: Jennie Laeng, SR (Olympic Dreams), Grace Williams, JR (Twistars), Megan Schweihofer, SO (Hunts)

4. Arizona:  Haylie Hendrickson, SO (Set-10)  Christina Berg, FR (Legacy Elite)

5. Iowa State: Laura Burns, FR (Phenom, Legacy Elite)  Molly Russ, FR (Queen City)

6. Minnesota: Rachel Cutler, SO (Twistars)

AA and Individual Qualifiers

AA- Kara Witgen, Air Force SR (Olympia)


Good Luck to all our alums competing this weekend at the NCAA Regionals.

 

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