LSU gymnasts Rheagan Courville, Ashleigh Gnat, Lloimincia Hall and Jessie Jordan were honored as regular season All-Americans by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women on Friday.
All-Americans were determined by a gymnast’s regional qualifying score in the final GymInfo rankings released Monday.
Gymnasts ranked Nos. 1-8 nationally on each event and the all-around received first-team status.
Courville earned first-team All-America status on vault, bars and the all-around. She ranks No. 3 nationally on vault and bars and No. 4 in the all-around. Jordan was first team on beam and the all-around. She ranks No. 3 with a 9.920 average on beam, and she ranks fifth in the all-around with a 39.550 RQS.
Hall earned first-team recognition on floor, where she ranks No. 1 nationally.
LADY TIGERS TAKES LEAD LATE IN FIRST ROUND OF LADY TIGER GOLF CLASSIC: LSU women’s golf team made a late charge to after the first round of the Lady Tiger Golf Classic on Friday.
The Lady Tigers posted a 9-over 297 to hold a three-shot advantage over TCU (300) and five over Tulane (302).
LSU senior Madelene Sagstrom in was in a group tied for fourth at 1-over 73.
The Lady Tigers also got a 74 from Elise Bradley, who tied for seventh.
LSU’s Carly Ray Goldstein and Carolina Nistrup carded 75s (tied for 12th).
LSU Tiger Golf Classic
At University Club
Team results: 1. LSU 297 +9; 2. TCU 300 +12; 3. Tulane 302 +14; 4. Denver 303 +15; 5. Miss State 306 +18; 6. UCF 307 +19; 7. Notre Dame 312 +24; 8. North Carolina 312 +24; 9. NC State 314 +26; 10. Oklahoma 315 +27; T11. Colorado 316 +28; T11. Kentucky 316 +28; 13. Wake Forest 317 +29; 14. Missouri 321 +33; 15. UTSA 324 +36; 16. UNCW 327 +37.
Top individuals: T1. Kelly McGovern, TCU; Hannah Wood, Oklahoma; Leslie Cloots, North Carolina 72 E; T4. Chieh Jessica Peng, Miss. State; Elyse Smidinger, Denver; Madelene Sagstrom, LSU 73 +1; T7. Alexandra Bonetti, TCU; Madison Opfer, Tulane; Emily Pennttila, Tulane; Elise Bradley, LSU; Rachael Taylor, NC State 74 +2.
LSU scores: T4. Madelene Sagstrom 73 +1;T7. Elise Bradley 74 +2; T12. Caroline Nistrup 75 +3;T12. Carly Ray Goldstein 75 +3; T27. Claudia De Antonio 77 +5;T48. Sydney Cavin 80 +8; T80. Nadine Dreher 84 +12
Tulane scores: T7. Emily Pentitila 74 +2; T7. Madison Opfer 74 +2; T12. Gemma Dryburgh 75 +3; T35. Silvia Garces 79 +7; T71. Belen Goicoechea 82 +10
Track and field
BROWN’S DISCUS WIN Highlight AT TEXAS RELAYS: In Austin, Texas, LSU’s Rodney Brown let fly a season-best throw of 209 feet, 8 inches in the fifth round to win the discus at the Texas Relays on Friday.
Despite qualifying for the final in sixth place with a top mark of 186-7 on his third throw of the preliminary round, Brown outclassed the field in the final as he finished nearly 14 feet ahead of second place.
“I had a great feeling when I released it. When it leaves my hand like it did, I kind of know it’s going to be a big throw,” Brown said.
OLE MISS PREVAILS: The No. 24 LSU men dropped their first home match of the season on Friday night when No. 13 Ole Miss edged the Tigers 4-3. The loss marked the second time all season LSU lost after securing the doubles point.
The match came down to court one where LSU (14-4, 4-3) sophomore Jordan Daigle battled No. 15 Ole Miss (13-5, 5-2) senior Nik Scholtz through a three-set tie breaker before falling 7-2.
LSU fell behind one set on four of six courts as singles started and were ultimately unable to regain control.
#13 Ole Miss 4, #24 LSU 3
1. #15 Nik Scholtz (OM) def. #75 Jordan Daigle (LSU) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6
2. #84 Stefan Lindmark (OM) def. Chris Simpson (LSU) 7-6, 7-5
3. Gustav Hansson (OM) def. Tam Trinh (LSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Boris Arias (LSU) def. William Kallberg (OM) 6-2, 6-3
5. Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Ricardo Jorge (OM) 6-3, 6-3
6. Vinod Gowda (OM) def. Andrew Korinek (LSU) 6-3, 6-2
1. #20 Jordan Daigle/Boris Arias (LSU) def. Zvonimir Babic/Nik Scholtz (OM) 6-4
2. Tam Trinh/Eric Perez (LSU) vs. Gustav Hansson/Stefan Lindmark (OM) 4-4, unfinished
3. Chris Simpson/Justin Butsch (LSU) def. William Kallberg/Grey Hamilton (OM) 6-3
Tigers win in Oxford: The No. 41 LSU women defeated No. 21 Ole Miss 4-2 behind wins by Noel Scott, Ella Taylor and Skylar Holloway on courts four, five and six Friday at the Gillom Sports Center. The Lady Tigers improved to 14-7 and 4-4 in conference play with the victory.
Play was moved to three indoor courts early in the first set due to weather. Skylar Kuykendall earned the lone win for LSU on the top three courts over No. 54 Mai El Kamash. Kuykendall extended her winning streak to seven matches with the 6-4, 6-1 win.
Ole Miss captured the other two courts and held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom half of the lineup. Scott, the lone senior, helped start the rally by LSU with a 6-1, 6-4 win on court four to tie it at 2-2.
#41 LSU 4, #21 Ole Miss 2
1. #14 Julia Jones (OM) def. #39 Joana Vale Costa (LSU) 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-0
2. #69 Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) def. #54 Mai El Kamash (OM) 6-4, 6-1
3. #120 Natalie Suk (OM) def. Abbyl Owens (LSU) 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5
4. Noel Scott (LSU) def. #107 Erin Stephens (OM) 6-1, 6-4
5. Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Zalina Khairudinova (OM) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
6. Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Iris Verboven (OM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
1. #32 Joana Vale Costa/Noel Scott (LSU) vs. Julia Jones/Natalie Suk (OM) no result
2. #66 Skylar Kuykendall/Abigail Owens (LSU) vs. Erin Stephens/Mai El Kamash (OM) no result
3. Skylar Holloway/Amanda Atanasson (LSU) vs. Marija Milutinovic/Iris Verboven (OM) no result
Swimming and diving
TEAMS COMPETING IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: In Iowa City, Iowa, the men’s swimming and diving team competed in the 200-medley relay, 100 butterfly and three-meter springboard at the NCAA championships.
The team of Logan Rysemus, Silas Dejean, Frank Greeff and Alex Linge finished 23rd (1 minute, 27.54 seconds). Greeff finished a 30th in the 100 fly (46.79).
Diver Daniel Helm finished 24th in the three-meter competition with a score of 365.25.
TIGERS SET FOR Blazer Beach Duals: In Birmingham, Alabama, the sand volleyball team (6-7) is on the road this weekend for the Blazer Beach Duals Tournament at UAB.
The Lady Tigers play matches Saturday against UAB and ULM at 8 a.m. and noon. LSU closes play Sunday with matches against Spring Hill and UNO at 8 a.m. and noon.