FORT WORTH, Texas — Competing in NCAA Nationals as an individual, Amanda Wellick scored 39.300 in all-around to finish seventh in the evening session and earn Second Team All-American honors. The event was held in Fort Worth Convention Center Arena on Friday, with Wellick tagging along with No. 5 Utah during the Utes’ rotations throughout the night.
Although she started out with a vault of 9.775 – her lowest vault score of the season – Wellick bounced back tremendously in her final three events. The run started with a 9.8375 on uneven bars, which placed 20th among all evening session competitors.
Wellick then moved on to balance beam, where she had her best performance of the night. The junior posted 9.875 on the apparatus, her fifth score of that or higher this season. At the time she finished on beam, the 9.875 stood tied for seventh among all night session competitors. Ultimately, Wellick finished tied for 11th.
Finishing up the night on floor exercise, Wellick’s routine served as the final performance of the day among all competitors. With all eyes on her, the Arkansas gymnast put forth a score of 9.8125 as the loud cheers from teammates and Razorback fans were audible from the stands.
Her total of 39.300 was her 10th-consecutive all-around performance of that or higher, and finished 16th among all competitors over both sessions. Chayse Capps from No. 1 Oklahoma took home the highest score of the evening session with 39.615, while Bridget Sloan from No. 2 Florida turned in the best overall at 36.700 in the afternoon session.
“Amanda performed very well at the National Championship tonight. She successfully completed all four of her routines, and was outstanding in doing so. We are very proud of her.” — Head coach Mark Cook
“It really felt like I hit one of my best bars routines and beam routines of the season. Also being able end on floor was a blast. Floor is one of my favorite events and I could just feel the energy from the crowd, especially the Razorback section.” — Junior Amanda Wellick on her overall performance.
“Something that I will never forget from this experience was the incredible support I received. My teammates and the Razorback fans wore shirts with my face on it, and I’d say that’s pretty memorable being able to see that out on the competition floor. The energy and atmosphere of the meet is unlike any other and it’s really motivating.” — Junior Amanda Wellick on the memories she made.