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Southeast Missouri State clinches team title at 2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships, Redhawks’ Solorzano-Caruso takes all-around crown
posted on 04/10/2021

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 10, 2021 – Host Southeast Missouri State took the team title at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships held Saturday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., behind a top all-around performance by sophomore Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso. The competition will continue tomorrow with individual event finals. ESPN+ will air the action live at 2 p.m. ET.

Team competition
The runner-up Lindenwood Lions were unable to defend their 2019 crown, falling to the victorious Redhawks who posted season-high scores on vault and beam en route to their first championship. This is only the third year Southeast Missouri State athletes have participated at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships and the first year the school qualified a full team. The United States Air Force Academy, Texas Woman’s University and Centenary College rounded out the 2021 field. Team scores are below.

1. Southeast Missouri State University: total, 195.025; vault, 48.900; uneven bars, 47.675; balance beam, 49.375; floor exercise, 49.075
2. Lindenwood University: total, 194.875; vault, 49.150; uneven bars, 48.950; balance beam, 47.800; floor exercise, 48.975
3. United States Air Force Academy: total, 194.400; vault, 48.700; uneven bars, 47.900; balance beam, 48.875; floor exercise, 48.925
4. Texas Woman’s University: total, 193.700; vault, 48.800; uneven bars, 47.150; balance beam, 48.475; floor exercise, 49.275
5. Centenary College: total, 190.875; vault, 47.975; uneven bars, 46.900; balance beam, 47.900; floor exercise, 48.100

All-around competition
Solorzano-Caruso took the top individual honor of the day with a combined 39.225. Daija Stevenson of the United States Air Force Academy finished second with a 38.550 followed by Centenary’s Kendall Sanders with a 38.150. All-around scoring for the top-three finishers is broken down below.

1. Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso, sophomore: total, 39.225; vault, 9.750; uneven bars, 9.800; balance beam, 9.825; floor exercise, 9.850
2. Daija Stevenson, junior: total, 38.550; vault, 9.800; uneven bars, 9.200; balance beam, 9.725; floor exercise, 9.825
3. Kendall Sanders, junior: total, 38.150; vault, 9.675; uneven bars, 8.950; balance beam, 9.700; floor exercise, 9.825

Individual event qualification
The top-seven scorers on each apparatus, plus ties, have qualified for Sunday’s individual event finals with a maximum of two athletes per school advancing. The field for each event is listed alphabetically below. Tickets for Sunday’s competition are available for purchase.

Vault
Tyler Davis, United States Air Force Academy
Maddie Gose, Texas Woman’s University
Mara Johnson, Texas Woman’s University
Anna Kaziska, Southeast Missouri State
Aleah Leman, Lindenwood
Michael Sanders, Southeast Missouri State
Daija Stevenson, United States Air Force Academy
Aleah Turon, Lindenwood

Uneven bars
Cam Barber, United States Air Force Academy
Grace Bardes, United States Air Force Academy
Maddie Griffith, Texas Woman’s University
Jolie Miller, Southeast Missouri State
Courtney Mitchell, Lindenwood
Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso, Southeast Missouri State
Taylor Ann Wilson, Centenary
Nicole Wojcik, Lindenwood

Balance beam
Cam Barber, United States Air Force Academy
Alana Fischer, Southeast Missouri State
Maddie Gose, Texas Woman’s University
Anna Kaziska, Southeast Missouri State
Steelie King, Texas Woman’s University
Courtney Mitchell, Lindenwood
Hadley Roberts, Lindenwood

Floor exercise
Pixie Brock, United States Air Force Academy
Maddie Gose, Texas Woman’s Universityv Isabel Goyco, Texas Woman’s University
Gayla Griswold, Lindenwood
Anna Kaziska, Southeast Missouri State
Aleah Leman, Lindenwood
Kendall Sanders, Centenary
Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso, Southeast Missouri State
Daija Stevenson, United States Air Force Academy