April 1, 2017
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - In her third trip to NCAA Regionals representing Rutgers gymnastics, junior Libby Groden turned in her best performance in the meet with a 39.050 all-around total Saturday inside the WVU Coliseum. She had previously gathered a 39.025 in 2016 and a 38.850 in 2015.
"Libby had a really good competition," head coach Louis Levine said. "She hit all four routines and really put on her best show for the crowd. It was a great way to conclude the season."
"It was a pretty good meet," Groden said. "I had a few mistakes, but came out with a good all-around score anyway. It was a great end to my junior season with hitting every event."
After a bye to start, Groden swung to a 9.775 in her first action on uneven bars before picking up a 9.700 on balance beam. The Second Team All-Big Ten selection then earned her best score of the night with a 9.825 on floor exercise, tying her season high. A 9.750 vault run completed the circuit. Groden ended the year scoring at least a 9.700 in 41-of-52 routines.
It was Groden's ninth career meet reaching the 39.000 all-around mark.
GRODEN NCAA REGIONALS HISTORY
|YEAR ||SITE ||AA ||V ||UB ||BB ||FX |
|2017 ||West Virginia ||39.050 ||9.750 ||9.775 ||9.700 ||9.825 |
|2016 ||Michigan ||39.025 ||9.725 ||9.800 ||9.750 ||9.750 |
|2015 ||West Virginia ||38.850 ||9.625 ||9.675 ||9.800 ||9.750 |
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