Bonincontri Barely Misses a Trip to Nationals

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Dana Bonincontri put forth a phenomenal showing at the NCAA Gymnastics Regionals in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday night. After being selected to compete in the All-Around, Bonincontri set a career-high with a score of 38.9 in all four of the events. This career-best mark just barely missed qualifying her for the NCAA Championships.

After the gymnasts from the two top teams, Michigan and Kent State, were removed from consideration, Bonincontri needed at least a 39.05 to move on. Her score came up just .15 points shy of what she needed. Overall, Bonincontri finished the meet in eighth in the All-Around.

After a scheduled bye in the first round of the competition, Bonincontri started her night off on the Floor Exercise. On the floor, Bonincontri started out strong, tying a career-high with a 9.8 on the floor. This mark tied her for 19th out of the 42 gymnasts competing in the event, which was her highest place in any event.

Following her strong performance on floor, the Quaker's sophomore posted another career-high on the vault with her 9.725 in the third rotation. Her career-best in vault was good enough for 27th overall.

Coming off of her second bye of the evening, Bonincontri posted a 9.650 on the uneven bars. This scored was good enough for 28th at the end of the meet.

Bonincontri finished her night off strong, just barely missing another career-high with her 9.725. She finished the beam competition in 24th place overall.

Her score in the All-Around was also the best mark of the five gymnasts who qualified solely to compete in the All-Around. Bonincontri and the rest of her team with now have one final competition on the season. The team will now head out to the Air Force Academy for the USA Collegiate Gymnastics Championships. This meet will get underway this Friday, April 8.

A full copy of the NCAA Regional Results are available here.