What a season!
1. Lindenwood – 196.375
2. UIC – 196.025
3. Bridgeport – 195.925
4. Air Force – 194.575
In a nail-biting championship, it all came down to the final rotation. Lindenwood, Bridgeport and UIC were separated by less than two tenths; whoever could take the fourth and final rotation would be crowned national champions. …
The three remaining teams continued neck-and-neck until Lindenwood put up a record-shattering 49.500 on the balance beam to clinch the USAG title. It’s one of only 10 teams in the entire NCAA to score over a 49.500-plus on this event in 2019.
‘Beam brought us to tears because we were so happy for each other,’ said Brianna Franklin, a junior who competed on beam and floor. “I said, ‘Pinch me, this isn’t real, this can’t be happening.’ …