Stambaugh, Blalock earn All-America honors

Stambaugh, Blalock earn All-America honors

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State senior gymnasts Makayla Stambaugh and Kelsi Blalock were named Regular Season All-Americans by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Friday. It is the first year the association has presented the awards.

Stambaugh, a Sacramento, Calif. native, received first team honors on the uneven bars where she ranks No. 5 in the nation with a regional qualifying score (RQS) of 9.930. She also garnered second team honors on floor exercise (9.915 RQS) and in the all-around (39.490) both events she ranks 13th in the nation. Stambaugh is a four-time All-American having earned first team honors on the floor in 2010 and 2011 and second team on floor in 2012. She also earned first team All-America status on the bars in 2011.

Blalock, from Puyallup, Wash., earned first team All-America honors on the vault where she ranks sixth in the nation (9.930). For Blalock, who is a three-time All-Pac-12 selection, it is the first All-America honors of her career.

Beginning in the 2013 season, the NACGC/W will present Regular Season All-America honors. The top eight gymnasts on each event and in the all-around ranked by RQS will earn first team honors. The next eight (9-16) on each event and the all-around receive second team honors).

The Beavers host the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships Corvallis Regional Saturday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.