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UW-Oshkosh Claims 2022 NCGA National Championship

March 27, 2022 – Ithaca College hosted the 2022 NCGA National Championships on March 26, 2022. Congratulations to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who captured the title scoring a 194.100, followed by Brockport with a 192.600, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a 192.575. Rounding out the top six were Ithaca College in fourth 192.325, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in fifth 191.975, and Springfield College placing sixth with 186.700.

In the all-around, Whitewater’s Emily North was the champion scoring 38.600. Taking the silver medal was Rhode Island College’s Olivia Keyes with 38.425 and the bronze went to Skye Cohen of Ithaca with 37.900.

In the individual events, Winona State’s Kennedy O’Connor and UW-Stout’s Mikala Bugge tied as the vault champion with a score of 9.80.

There was a four-way tie for first place on bars with a score of 9.80 between Brockport’s Taylor Bushey, Springfield’s Winter Osborne, UW-La Crosse’s Kerrie Legault, and UW-Oshkosh Emily Buffington!

On Beam, UW-Whitewater’s Sarah Knetzke took top honors with a score of 9.875.

Brockport’s Kyra Figurelli captured the floor title with the highest score of the day, 9.90.

Here is a list of awards earned this season:

East Regional Awards 
East Gymnast of the YearAlexis Castellaneta of Brockport
East Rookie of the YearOlivia Keyes of Rhode Island College
East Coach of the YearMonica Mesalles Nassi of Rhode Island College
East Assistant Coach of the Year Emily Graber of Ithaca & Emily Bellin from Springfield 
East Administrator of the YearErienne Roberts of Ithaca
West WIAC Regional Awards
WIAC Gymnast of the Year Emily Buffington of UW-Oshkosh
WIAC Newcomer of the Year Rachel Chesley of UW La Crosse
WIAC Coach of the Year Lauren Karnitz of UW-Oshkosh
WIAC Assistant Coach of the YearRobyn Magee of UW-La Crosse
WIAC Administrator of the YearAbby Gildernick of UW-Oshkosh
National Awards
NCGA Outstanding Senior of YearAlexis Castellaneta of Brockport
NCGA National Coach of the YearMonica Mesalles Nassi of Rhode Island College

The top 8 on each event and in the all-around (including ties) from the NCGA National Championship earned All America status. They include:


Kennedy O’Connor, Winona State
Mikala Bugge, UW-Stout
Alex Wood, UW-La Crosse
Kara Welsh, UW-Whitewater
Trinity Sawyer, UW-Oshkosh
Sydney Schumaker, Brockport
Rachel Lewellen, UW-Whitewater
Rachel Chesley, UW-La Crosse
Emily Gilot, UW-Oshkosh


Taylor Bushey, Brockport
Winter Osborne, Springfield
Kerrie Legault, UW-La Crosse 
Emily Buffington, UW-Oshkosh
Rahdea Jarvis, UW-Oshkosh
Kelsey Kollhoff, UW-Whitewater
Rianna Adams, Cortland
Sophia Redding, Gustavus Adolphus


Sarah Knetzke, UW-Whitewater
Natalie Galioto, Brockport
Kelsey Kollhoff, UW-Whitewater
Olivia Keyes, Rhode Island College
Effie Ferguson, UW-Stout
Jillian Freyman, Ithaca College
Amelia Bailey, Ithaca College
Alexis Castellaneta, Brockport
Olivia Opheim, UW-La Crosse
Oliva Keller, UW-Oshkosh
Lauren Goble, UW-Whitewater


Kyra Figurelli, Brockport
Kelsey Gates, Rhode Island College
Emmie White, Brockport
Kirsten Paultre, Brockport
Trinity Sawyer, UW-Oshkosh
Faith Mylin, UW-Whitewater
Natalie Galioto, Brockport
Olivia Keyes, Rhode Island College


Emily North, UW-Whitewater
Olivia Keyes, Rhode Island College
Skye Cohen, Ithaca
Kaitlyn West, Winona
Alyssa DeLorme, Ursinus
Kelsey Gates, Rhode Island College
Bryce Stoltz, Winona
Brooke Merila, Gustavus