April 14, 2013
SHREVEPORT, La. - Highlighted by a runner-up finish from junior Katie Hawthorne, five members of the Air Force women's gymnastics team concluded the 2013 season this afternoon (April 14) with the individual event finals of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Shreveport, La.
Hawthorne matched her career-best score of 9.800 to tie for second on the uneven bars. She was one of three Falcons to compete in the event finals of the bars, as classmates Linnaea Hance and Jessica Hanner placed fifth (9.775, tie) and 10th (9.725), respectively.
In addition to her runner-up finish on the bars, Hawthorne also finished within the top 10 on the floor exercise. Sophomore Alexandra Stych tied for seventh on the floor with a 9.750, while Hawthorne added a ninth-place score of 9.700.
Sophomore Jessica Wallander also competed in the individual event finals at Centenary's Gold Dome, tying for sixth on the floor with a two-vault average of 9.7625.