Four UF gymnasts earn WCGA All-America honors

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Florida gymnast Trinity Thomas' winning all-around total of 39.825 equals the program record and shares second among the nation’s 2020 gymnasts. [Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/file]

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Four Gators – Alyssa BaumannRachel GoweySavannah Schoenherr and Trinity Thomas – are among the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association regular-season All-America list.

Final national qualifying scores (NQS) in the Road to Nationals rankings determines the WCGA All-Americans. The top eight gymnasts on each event and the all-around receive first-team honors and gymnasts Nos. 9-16 receive second-team honors with all ties included.

Four Gators claimed nine WCGA All-America honors – the No. 2 total among the nation’s programs. This is the eighth year the WCGA has recognized regular-season All-Americans.

Alyssa Baumann – Junior
2020 All-America honors:
First Team: Floor Exercise
Second Team: Balance Beam

* Won 10th balance beam title of Gator career with a near perfect 9.975 at Georgia. Also matched collegiate beam best of 9.975 versus LSU

* Raised collegiate floor best to 9.975 to share title with teammate Trinity Thomas versus Denver and Iowa State

* Used a 9.975 to take Alabama dual floor win

* Seven consecutive beam marks of 9.90 or above

* Seven floor marks of 9.90 or better, with six scoring 9.925 or higher

Rachel Gowey – Senior
2020 All-America honors:
First Team: Balance Beam

* 10.0 balance beam routine won title at Penn State. Fifth gymnast in Florida gymnastics’ 48-season history to earn a perfect beam mark

* Performance at March 7 Penn State claimed Southeastern Conference Specialist of the Week honor

* Equaled or set beam best three times in 2020 – equaled then best of 9.95 versus Arkansas, upped to near-perfect 9.975 versus LSU and scored perfect 10.0 at PSU

* Eight 2020 beam routines scored 9.90 or better

Savannah Schoenherr – Sophomore
2020 All-America honors:
Second Team: Uneven Bars

* Nearly perfect uneven bars mark of 9.975 shared second versus LSU

* Won first collegiate uneven bars title with 9.95 versus Denver & Iowa State.

* Shared bars win at Penn State (9.95)

* Placed among the top three bar performers in eight 2020 meets

* Five 2020 bars routines scored 9.90 or better – with three 9.95 or better

Trinity Thomas – Sophomore
2020 All-America honors:
First Team: All-Around, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise
Second Team: Vault

* One of three collegiate gymnasts with maximum five All-America honors in 2020 WCGA regular-season awards.

* Joins Gator Great Bridget Sloan (2014, 2016) as UF’s second to earn five regular-season honors in a single season

* Only 2020 gymnast with a 10.0 in three different events

* 14th Gator to earn a 10.0 with winning mark in LSU dual uneven bars competition

* 10.0 on balance beam versus Denver & Iowa State. Beam 10.0 again in next meet at Auburn

* 10.0 won floor exercise at Penn State.

* Set collegiate all-around best (39.825) to win title at Georgia. Nation’s third-highest total of 2020 and equals Florida record

* All-arounder in every meet, with six totals among the nation’s top 20 – including four in top 10 (No. T3 39.825; No. T7 39.775 3x)

* Led Gators with 28 event wins in 2020 – eight all-around, floor, six bars, five beam, one vault