Four Falcons Qualify to NCAA Championships
April 3, 2007
The selection committee invited 12 teams to the championship meet. In addition, they chose six all-around competitors and six specialists for each event that were not on qualifying teams. The national qualifier will take place April 12 at Recreation Hall on
Junior Greg Stine (
Three other Falcons qualified to the national meet as event specialists. Sophomore Jacob Schonig (
Schonig, who is in just his second year of gymnastics, has the second-best qualifying score in the six-participant field at 9.180. Boardman's vault mark of 8.110 is fifth, while Sickles' 8.450 qualifying average is ranked sixth.
With four participants, Air Force is sending the fourth-most athletes from programs not taking an entire squad. William and Mary leads the way with nine different athletes, while Illinois-Chicago and Navy are sending eight and seven gymnasts, respectively.