Brandi Personett has done it again.
Personett scored her second 10 of the season on vault Saturday night as Penn State defeated Pittsburgh. It was the Penn State senior’s second 10 on vault this season, and the third perfect score recorded this year in NCAA competition.
Personett’s other perfect 10, which she received Jan. 23 for an impeccable Yurchenko 1.5, was the first 10 recorded on vault for the Nittany Lions since 2003.
The only other 10 in college competition this season came from Nebraska junior Erin Davis, also on vault.
Here’s a bigger recap of that meet, as well as others that happened Saturday night:
Brockport vs. Ursinus, Rutgers and Cortland @ Rutgers: Rutgers 189.4, Brockport 186.55, Cortland 182.25, Ursinus 181.975. Rutgers gymnasts dominated the meet, with with Jenna Zito and Kiah Banfield sharing the title on floor exercise (9.675), Emma Rose Trentacosti winning beam (9.675) and Prishani Seebadri taking top honors on uneven bars (9.75). Brockport junior Kaitlin Dewey won vault (9.6). (ScarletKnights.com)
Eastern Michigan vs. Western Michigan @ Eastern Michigan: Eastern Michigan 188.2, Western Michigan 188.125. The battle between East and West was very, very close. Eastern Michigan senior Erin Grigg celebrated the team’s senior night by winning the all-around (38.45) and tying for the floor crown with WMU’s Kristine Garbarino, while teammates Nikole Viltz and Kaylyn Millick were first on vault (9.65) and beam (9.725), respectively. Western Michigan’s Meghan Donovan was the top gymnast on uneven bars (9.675). (EMUEagles.com)
Towson vs. Cornell, Bridgeport, Ithaca and Southern Connecticut @ Cornell (Cornell Big Red Invitational): Bridgeport 190.55, Cornell 190.2, Towson 188.9, Southern Connecticut 185.85, Ithaca 182.75. Co-beam champion Emily Repko (9.8) and co-floor winner Lorraine Galow (9.775) led Bridgeport to a surprise victory over defending champions Towson. Towson’s Avis Hixon tied Galow on floor, while Cornell’s Melanie Standridge shared the honors with Repko on beam. Towson’s Alise McDonald won vault (9.7), while Cornell’s Molly Parker was first on bars (9.725). Towson sophomore Kacy Catanzaro was the meet’s top all-arounder (38.475). (TowsonTigers.com)
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh @ Pittsburgh: Penn State 196.45, Pittsburgh 194.65. Penn State vault prodigy Brandi Personett has done it again. Personett scored a 10 on vault, her second of the season, on her way to winning the all-around (39.6) as Penn State triumphed over Pittsburgh on the road. Personett also shared the beam title with teammate Sharaya Musser (9.875) and Pittsburgh’s Alicia Talucci, and won floor on her own (9.9). Penn State’s Natalie Ettl was the best on uneven bars (9.9). (GoPSUSports.com)
Washington vs. Arizona State @ Washington: Arizona State 195.65, Washington 195.425. Arizona State’s Mary Atkinson was the top overall scorer, posting 39.175 to lead the Sun Devils to a win over their Pac-10 rival. Atkinson also had the high on vault (9.9). ASU’s Francesca Mercurio shared the bars title with Washington’s Ruby Engreitz (9.85), while Washington’s Samantha Walior won balance beam (9.825). Five gymnasts — Atkinson, Walior, Washington gymnasts Kristen Linton and Haley Bogart, as well as ASU’s Nicole Johnson, all scored 9.85 for a five-way tie for first on floor. (GoHuskies.com)
Central Michigan vs. Kent State @ Central Michigan: Kent State 194.25, Central Michigan 193.925. CMU’s Katie Simon tied for the vault and bars titles with Kent State’s Lydia Barrett (9.825), while CMU’s Jessica Suder posted a 9.8 for first on beam, and teammate Kristin Teubner was the top gymnast on floor (9.875). Kent State’s Christina Lenny won the all-around (38.975). (CMUChippewas.com)
BYU vs. S.E. Missouri @ S.E. Missouri: S.E. Missouri 194.6, BYU 193.25. S.E. Missouri’s Jodan Salberg won vault (9.825), Emily Mann was the top gymnast on bars (9.775), BYU’s Krysten Koval won beam (9.775) and Southern Missouri’s Brianna Gaddie turned in the best score on floor (9.875). S.E. Missouri’s Rikara Turner was the only gymnast to compete on all four events (38.85). (BYUCougars.com)
Minnesota vs. Michigan @ Michigan: Michigan 195.05, Minnesota 189.475. The reason for Minnesota’s low score? A 46.1 on balance beam, resulting from having to count four scores under 9.2. Four different Michigan gymnasts won event titles, with all-around winner Sarah Curtis (39.2) leading the way on uneven bars (9.875), Natalie Beilstein winning vault (9.9), Kelsey Knutson taking the beam title (9.875) and Kylee Botterman having the top performance on floor (9.875). (MGoBlue.com)
Here’s what’s happening tonight:
Ball State vs. Bowling Green State @ Ball State
UCLA vs. Stanford @ UCLA
Wilson vs. Rhode Island College @ Rhode Island College
Pennsylvania vs. Brown @ Brown
Missouri vs. Centenary @ Centenary
North Carolina vs. Maryland @ North Carolina
Illinois vs. Michigan State @ Illinois
North Carolina State vs. George Washington @ George Washington
Brown vs. Pennsylvania, Bridgeport @ Brown
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