LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- The 2013 NCAA Championships wrap up this afternoon with the Individual Event Finals at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, and the future of Minnesota women's gymnastics will be on center stage, as freshman Lindsay Mable competes on both vault and floor exercise and freshman Hanna Nordquist competes on balance beam.
The pair of gymnasts have already earned NACGC/W First Team All-America honors simply by advancing to today's finals. Today is an opportunity for icing on the cake, as they attempt to be among the top eight on their events and make the podium.
Mable is one of 24 qualifiers on vault, and she will be the sixth competitor on that event. She owns a season-high score of 9.950 on vault and scored a 9.900 on Friday to advance. Mable will be the 7th of 12 finalists to compete on floor, where she owns a season-high score of 9.975 and advanced to the final by tying for first in Semifinal #1 with a 9.900. Mable's 9.975 tied Minnesota's school record on floor exercise.
Nordquist will be the second of nine competitors on balance beam. She owns a season-best score of 9.925 on the event, and she advanced to the finals by scoring a 9.900 on beam during Friday's team semifinal.
To watch today's competition on ESPN3, click the following link: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/868466/ncaa-women-gymnastics-championships-presented-northwestern-mutual%20http://es.pn/NCAA-WGYM-0421
For Live Stats from today's competition, click the following link: http://www.uclabruins.com/livestats/w-gym/20130421.htm