in praise of UCLA Floor

The Gym Digest put together a greatest hits list – some of Miss Val’s best routines.

For example, Stella Umeh.

She won NCAA floor titles in 1995 and 1998 and was a member of the team that won UCLA’s first team championship in 1997. Her 1998 routine seen here won a perfect 10, the first of her career.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Of the many great routines selected, my own favourite is probably Brittani McCullough (2010). This routine was shocking LIVE. Much more so than on YouTube.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

One thought on “in praise of UCLA Floor”

  1. The thing that makes Val and UCLA floor legendary, is that while there is great choreography in so many NCAA schools now, Val has been doing this for 30 plus years. There are easily 30, 40, who knows how many other floor routines that you could put in a list like this, or a list of the greatest floor choreography of all time, and they could all be UCLA girls under Val’s choreography and coaching. She deserves every accolade the NCAA can give her.


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