SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Junior Kalliah McCartney will make Sacramento State history when she competes in the first session of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on Friday in Birmingham, Ala. McCartney will begin the competition at 11 a.m. PDT in BJCC Arena.
Live video of both semifinals will be provided at www.ncaa.com/liveschedule. The Super Six on Saturday and Sunday's event finals will be streamed on ESPN3.com.
McCartney earned her trip to the championships after placing sixth in the all-around at the Seattle Regional. Her four-event total of 39.275 was the highest in the competition outside of gymnasts from Nebraska and Alabama, giving her one of two at-large berths.
The Vancouver, Wash., native scored 9.800 on bars, beam and floor and added a 9.875 on vault en route to her season high. Her all-around score was also the highest by a Sacramento State gymnast in school postseason history and her bar mark tied the school record.
McCartney was paired with third-seeded LSU for the championships where she will have the same rotation order as she did at the Seattle Regional. She will begin with a bye before debuting on floor. The third rotation will take her to floor before her second bye. She will end with bars and beam.
The 2014 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships will consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors and event specialist. The top three teams from each of the two semifinal sessions will advance to the Super Six on Saturday. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the semifinals will compete in the individual event finals on Sunday.
Semifinal I will be comprised of Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma and Stanford. Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, UCLA and Utah will take part in Semifinal II.
All-Around • Jr. • Vancouver, Wash./Multnomah Athletic Club
Made her third consecutive regional appearance as an all-arounder…established herself as one of the top vaulters in program history…was the MPSF champion on vault after scoring a career high 9.950…that score tied Rebecca Seebirt's mark from 1997…finished first in eight meets on vault, won beam four times and bars once…also had two wins in the all-around…only competed in the all-around in seven meets with a best of 39.075 against Southeast Missouri…had eight scores of 9.800 or better on vault with a "low" of 9.750…scored 9.875 against UC Davis and Alaska Anchorage for her top bars score…best beam mark was 9.875 at Utah State…posted a 9.875 on floor at Stanford in a meet which also included Arizona.
April 17, 2014 McCARTNEY BEGINS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ON FRIDAY
April 4, 2014 NCAA POSTSEASON BEGINS ON SATURDAY FOR GYMNASTICS
March 26, 2014 GYMNASTICS TO SEND SEVEN TO NCAA REGIONAL
March 22, 2014 GYMNASTICS WINS MPSF CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SEASON HIGH SCORE
March 20, 2014 GYMNASTICS AIMS FOR MPSF TITLE ON SATURDAY
March 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS' UPSET BID FALLS SHORT AT SAN JOSE STATE
March 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS CLOSES REGULAR SEASON AT SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
March 12, 2014 WILLIAMS NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
March 5, 2014 HALL OF FAMER MAS WATANABE JOINS GYMNASTICS STAFF
February 28, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO UTAH STATE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT MEET
February 28, 2014 McCARTNEY WINS ON VAULT AND BEAM; TEAM CLIPPED BY USU
February 22, 2014 McCARTNEY TIES FOR FIRST ON VAULT; GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD
February 21, 2014 GYMNASTICS FACES CAL, WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 18, 2014 KAILEY HANSEN NAMED MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
February 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH AGAINST CAL AND SAN JOSE STATE
February 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS WELCOMES SJSU AND CAL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY MEET
February 7, 2014 GYMNASTICS PREVAILS AT SEATTLE PACIFIC
February 6, 2014 GYMNASTICS RENEWS SERIES WITH SEATTLE PACIFIC ON FRIDAY
January 31, 2014 GYMNASTICS FALLS AT UC DAVIS, 195.500-193.575
January 30, 2014 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO DAVIS FOR CAUSEWAY CLASH
January 24, 2014 GYMNASTICS RALLIES TO EDGE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
January 23, 2014 GYMNASTICS RETURNS HOME TO FACE SEMO ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 22, 2014 KONNER NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
January 19, 2014 GYMNASTICS PLACES THIRD BEHIND STANFORD AND ARIZONA
January 17, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO STANFORD TO FACE CARDINAL AND ARIZONA
January 11, 2014 McCARTNEY FINISHES FIRST IN TWO EVENTS; GYMNASTICS SCORES 192.225
January 9, 2014 GYMNASTICS LOOKS TO STAY HOT AT ARIZONA STATE
January 7, 2014 HANSEN, KONNER EARN MPSF WEEKLY HONORS
January 3, 2014 GYMNASTICS STARTS 2014 WITH NORCAL MEET AT HOME
December 17, 2013 GYMNASTICS ADDS FOUR TO 2014 RECRUITING CLASS
December 3, 2013 GYMNASTICS KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FLIPFEST ON SUNDAY
October 3, 2013 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AND GYMNASTICS RECEIVE NEW LOCKER ROOMS
August 28, 2013 GYMNASTICS EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC HONORS