DENTON, Texas -- Air Force freshman Tyler Davis captured the USAG title on the floor exercise this afternoon (April 15), as seven members of the women's gymnastics team wrapped up competition at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals in Denton, Texas. Davis, the program's first-ever USAG champion on the floor exercise, was one of three Falcons to medal during today's individual event finals.
As the last competitor on the floor exercise, Davis produced a stellar routine that matched her career-high total of 9.900 -- a score that also equals the third-highest total in program history -- to capture a share of the USAG title. Sharing first-place honors with Bridgeport's Maya Reimers and Texas Woman's Schyler Jones, Davis became the program's first USAG champion in four years -- and the eighth overall.
Junior Analise Howard and freshman Jessica Kirkpatrick also earned a trip to the awards podium this afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena, as the pair placed within the top six of their respective events during the individual finals. Howard scored a 9.800 to tie for third on the balance beam, while Kirkpatrick notched a 9.775 to tie for sixth on the uneven bars.
In addition to her title on the floor exercise, Davis also accounted for a 10th-place finish on the vault (9.725), while four other members of the Air Force squad also competed in today's individual event finals. Junior Mariana Murphy and sophomore Anna Salamone finished ninth (9.750) and 11th (9.675), respectively, on the uneven bars, while junior Emily Luers tied for 10th on the balance beam (9.650) and senior Jamie Lewis finished 11th on the vault (9.425).