L to R: Olympic champions Kyla Ross, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Amanda Borden celebrate UCLA's victory. Photograph: Amanda Borden/Twitter
Here is week 1 in 10 points:
1. History was made at UCLA, when two Olympic champions (Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross) debuted for the first time ever in NCAA Gymnastics.
2. LSU posted their highest ever season opener score, a 197.825.
3. The University of Florida posted their second highest ever season opener score, a 197.100.
4. Former elite stars and collegiate freshmen Madison Kocian (UCLA), Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma) and MyKayla Skinner (Utah) all won the all around title and at least two events in their respective meets.
5. UCLA’s Hallie Mosett’s floor routine to Beyoncé’s Single Ladies is unmissable.
6. Utah’s MyKayla Skinner became the first NCAA female gymnast to compete a double-double tuck (Silivas) on floor exercise.
7. UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi became the first NCAA gymnast to perform a full-twisting layout on balance beam.
8. LSU’s Lexie Priessman danced with her bars coach after hitting her routine. It is a must-watch.
9. UCLA’s Jordyn Wieber is now the floor coach for UCLA and her ‘Bruins blue’ high heel shoes are the detail of the week.
10. Other former elite gymnasts debuting this week in NCAA Gymnastics were Florida’s Amelia Hundley and Rachel Gowey, Georgia’s Sabrina Vega and Michigan’s Polina Shchennikova.
Florida 197.100 - NC State 194.925
Oregon State 195.575 - Auburn 195.275
Denver 195.875 - Minnesota 194.725
Arizona 194.025 - Utah State 191.600 - Texas Woman's 189.500
Missouri 196.225 - Illinois 194.200 - Ball State 193.625
Kentucky 195.075 - Eastern Michigan 192.050
Iowa State 193.850 - Arizona State 191.800
Michigan State 194.175 - UIC 191.475
Air Force 190.875 - Winona State 184.750
Penn State 194.625 - Yale 194.225 - Temple 191.925 - Bowling Green 190.725
Ohio State 194.375 - Pittsburgh 192.800
New Hampshire 193.425 - Rutgers 192.875 - Bridgeport 191.225 - William & Mary 188.275
Towson 193.900 - S. Connecticut State 187.600
Gustavus Adolphus 175.550 - UW-Oshkosh 174.725
Central Michigan 192.075 - UW-Eau Claire 188.700 - Hamline 183.875
West Virginia 194.400 - Maryland 193.950
Northern Illinois 194.825 - Iowa 194.200 - W. Michigan 193.250 - Lindenwood 192.075
By Talitha IlacquaAdvertisement