Six Gymnasts Earn USAG All-America, Brown Concludes USAGs at Event Finals

Six Gymnasts Earn USAG All-America, Brown Concludes USAGs at Event Finals

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Junior Caroline Morant earned four USAG All-America honors – one of six Bears to take home USAG All-America accolades – as Brown University gymnastics concluded competition at the 2016 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships with the Individual Event Finals on Sunday afternoon at Lindenwood University's Hyland Arena.

Morant (Chicago, Ill.) garnered First Team USAG All-America in the all-around, on vault, and on bars to go with Second Team on floor. Junior Jorden Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind.) gained First Team in the all-around and on floor while senior Corey Holman (Westford, Mass.) collected First Team on vault and Second Team on beam.

Senior Alexandra Chretien (Commerce Township, Mich.) claimed First Team USAG All-America on bars, and sophomore Regan Butchness (Barrington, Ill.) won First Team on beam. Senior Diana Walters (Austin, Texas) captured Second Team in the all-around as Brown's six USAG All-America honorees compiled a total of 11 USAG All-America awards.

Concluding the team's stay at USAGs, Morant competed on vault and bars, Holman took part on vault, Chretien performed on bars, Butchness competed on beam, and Mitchell performed on floor.

On vault, Morant came in a tie for third with a 9.8250 while Holman tied for fifth with a 9.8000. Morant placed second on bars with a 9.8250, and Chretien finished ninth in the same event with a 9.6000. On beam, Butchness placed sixth with a 9.8000, and Mitchell came in 12th on floor with a 9.7250.

Morant has now collected 10 USAG All-America honors in her career – three times in the all-around, three times on floor, twice on bars, once on vault, and once on floor.

Walters, the 2014 USAG all-around champion, concluded her career with five USAG All-America accolades – twice in the all-around, twice on floor, and once on vault.

Mitchell now holds three USAG All-America nods – twice in the all-around and once on floor. Chretien gained First Team on bars for the second time in three years while Butchness claimed First Team on beam for the second straight season. Holman picked up the first two USAG All-America honors of her career.

All individual event qualifiers earned First Team USAG All-America while alternates for the event finals took home Second Team laurels. The top five gymnasts on each event in the team preliminary session advanced to the individual event finals.

The top eight finishers in the all-around at Friday's preliminary sessions earned First Team USAG All-America plaudits while the ninth and 10th-place finishers gained Second Team.

Making its fourth straight appearance at USAGs as a team, Brown advanced to the team finals for the second time in program history. The Bears set a school record for team score with a 195.175 in the preliminary session.

Brown's USAG All-Americans (Six Student-Athletes, 11 Awards)

All Around
Caroline Morant – First Team
Jorden Mitchell – First Team
Diana Walters – Second Team 

Vault
Corey Holman – First Team
Caroline Morant – First Team 

Bars
Alexandra Chretien – First Team
Caroline Morant – First Team 

Beam
Regan Butchness – First Team
Corey Holman – Second Team 

Floor
Jorden Mitchell – First Team
Caroline Morant – Second Team

USAG Assistant Coach of the Year
Jim Hayes

Brown's USAG Scholar-Athletes
Anya Barca-Hall
Regan Butchness
Stephanie Choo
Corey Holman
Tori Kinamon
Jorden Mitchell
Anya Olson
Diana Walters
Brooke Williams