TUCSON, Ariz. – The GymCats scored a 195.950 to win their home opener. Iowa State placed second with a score of 195.750, Rutgers earned third place with a score of 194.250, and Western Michigan placed fourth with a score of 191.800.
Arizona opened the quad meet on vault, earning a 48.850. The GymCats set a season-high score on vault and all six gymnasts who competed on the event earned season-high scores. Sophomore Kennedi Davis earned a 9.800, taking home third place on the event.
Arizona competed on the balance beam in the third rotation and earned a 49.125. Four GymCats earned season-high scores, and senior Courtney Cowles tied for second place with Iowa State’s Sydney Converse with a 9.875. Freshman Zaza Brovedani made her debut on beam and earned a 9.825, tying with Kennedi Davis.
Athlete of the Meet - Kennedi Davis
Kennedi Davis earned the title of Athlete of the Meet for Arizona with a 9.80 on vault, a 9.825 on beam, and a 9.775 on floor.
Courtney Cowles: BB – 9.875; FX – 9.750
Kennedi Davis: VT – 9.800; BB – 9.825
Malia Hargrove: VT – 9.775
Haylie Hendrickson: UB – 9.725; BB – 9.775
MacKinzie Kane: UB – 9.725 (tied)
Jenny Leung: VT – 9.775
Maddi Leydin: VT – 9.750; UB – 9.775; FX – 9.900
Avery Stauffacher: BB – 9.800 (tied)
Heather Swanson: VT – 9.750