EUGENE, OR – The Limestone acrobatics & tumbling team claimed the first women's National Championship in the University’s history on Saturday, April 30, taking the top mark in the pyramid event, open heat while competing at the University of Oregon.
The Saints’ acrobatics five element team also had an impressive showing, finishing in third place overall, just .075 points behind the winning team from Azusa Pacific.
Limestone wrapped up its 2022 season by competing in the individual event finals Saturday morning inside Matthew Knight Arena. The Saints qualified to compete in six of the 15 heats contested across the acrobatics, pyramid, toss, and tumbling events.
Pyramid team members from Limestone included Rylee Rossman (Frederick, MD), Brooke McAfee (Chapin, SC), Savannah Venters (Winder, GA), Gabrielle Carter, Makaila Knoerzer (Ashburn, VA), Morgan Bramble (Burke, VA), Amanda Garry (Palm Harbor, FL), Alex Long (Gainesville, FL), Autumn Torian (Hillsborough, NC), Cameron King (Haymarket, VA), and Acacia Johnson (Versailles, KY). Together, they turned in a brilliant performance, earning a score of 9.95 out of a possible 10 points to bring the championship home to Gaffney.
The Saints’ score beat the likes of No. 1 Baylor, which scored a 9.85 in the event. Coker University also posted a 9.85.
Th acrobatics five element team consisted of Marita Musser (Mohnton, PA), Jessica Rubbo (Lexington, SC), Alyssa Thayer (Euharlee, GA), and Breann Popejoy (Jacksonville, NC).
(Article by Limestone University Sports Information.)