Cougars end season at NCAA Regionals


BERKELEY, Calif. – BYU gymnastics scored a 194.150 to finish sixth in its last meet of the 2015 season at the NCAA Regionals at Haas Pavilion Saturday night.

“We didn’t have our best meet tonight, but we’re happy with the opportunity,” BYU gymnastics head coach Brad Cattermole said. “Our girls stepped up every time we were hit with another challenge and I’m proud of them.”  

Georgia (197.025) and Utah (196.575) earned the top two scores and will advance to the national competition. California (196.000) finished in third followed by Boise State (195.375) and Utah State (195.150).

The Cougars began their first rotation on floor exercise and totaled a 48.375. Makenzie Johnson led with a team-high 9.750 with KayCee Gassaway following with a 9.700. Kyleigh Greenlief and Ashley Robinson each recorded a 9.650, while Jordan Schult finished with a 9.625.

On vault, Johnson landed a team-high 9.875 to help BYU record a 49.025. Sin To, Mikaela Jones and Gassaway finished with a 9.800 each, while Schult followed with a 9.750 in the second rotation.

After a bye in the third rotation, Brittni Wilde led the team with a 9.800 on bars. Johnson and Gassaway notched a 9.775 and 9.750, respectively, while Emily Vidmar recorded a 9.675.

In their final event, the Cougars scored a 48.150 on beam. Johnson and Vidmar recorded a team-high 9.800 each with Schult finishing with a 9.700.

Johnson finished the event with an all-around score of 39.200 to tie in fifth place out of 13 all-around competitors.

The meet marks the 24th time Coach Cattermole has led his team to an NCAA Regional meet in his 28 years as the coach.

BYU returns several contributors and looks to use its 2015 campaign to build for the future.