Springfield, Mass. – March 27, 2018 – Fresh off the 2018 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) National Championships, five Division III women’s gymnasts have been selected to compete at the NCAA Division I Gymnastics Regional Championships, which will be hosted at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. on April 7.
Representing the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be the all-around national champion, Lisa O’Donnell, while Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Tori Erickson and Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Samantha Wiekamp were also selected. Rounding out the five was two representatives of Wisconsin-Stout, as Brooke Terry will represent the Blue Devils, while Sierra Beaver will act as an alternate.
Six teams, four all-around competitors (who are not on a qualifying team) and two individual event specialists per event [who have a minimum Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 9.4] were named to each of the six predetermined host sites.
It was quite the weekend for these five individuals as O’Donnell repeated as the national champion in the all-around competition on Friday night with a score of 38.675, leading the Warhawks to the program’s fifth national title. Erickson took third in the all-around competition with a 38.375, while Terry was fourth with a 38.275. Wiekamp rounded out the top five on Friday night with a 38.075.
O’Donnell was also an All-American on the uneven bars as she tied for third with a score of 9.775. Erickson was an All-American on vault with a score of 9.675, while Wiekamp was third in the event with a 9.775. Beaver collected All-America honors on the uneven bars as she took fifth with a score of 9.750.