INDIANAPOLIS – Having already recorded one of the top seasons in program history, Alaska Anchorage junior Sophia Hyderally will get a chance to continue her 2019 campaign as an individual qualifier on balance beam at the upcoming NCAA Div. I Women’s Gymnastics Regional Championships.
With a school-record 9.875 national qualifying score, Hyderally becomes the 14th gymnast in UAA history to qualify for the NCAA regionals, and the first on beam. The Daphne, Alabama, native will compete in at the Oregon State regional site, April 5 at 1 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time.
The top event specialist from each regional site who is not part of an advancing team, or an all-around competitor, will advance to the national championship meet, April 19-20 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hyderally led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in beam NQS and earned her second beam title in three years with a 9.9 on Saturday at the MPSF Championships in Seattle. She also set a school record this season for floor exercise average at 9.798, helping the Seawolves set 11 team school records, including highest overall average score (192.370).
Alaska Anchorage Gymnastics
NCAA Regional Championships Individual Qualifiers
Year Gymnast Site Event
2019 Sophia Hyderally Corvallis Balance Beam
2016 M’rcy Matsunami Salt Lake City All-Around
2015 M’rcy Matsunami Berkeley All-Around
2014 Stefany Bryan Seattle All-Around
2013 M’rcy Matsunami Corvallis Vault
2012 Morgan Cook Seattle All-Around
2009 Leah Wilson Seattle All-Around
2006 Lauren Agostino Stanford All-Around
2006 Jessica Portlock Stanford All-Around
2005 Dominique Ingram Seattle Vault
2003 Mandi Burdick Seattle All-Around
2003 Jesse Currie Seattle All-Around
1998 Jessi Simmons Seattle All-Around
1997 Elena Tkacheva Boise All-Around
1996 Elena Tkacheva Los Angeles All-Around
1995 Elena Tkacheva Corvallis All-Around
1994 Elena Tkacheva Boise All-Around
1994 Kerry Robitaille Boise All-Around
1988 Annette Nicolaus Corvallis All-Around
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