Black Gymnasts in History: NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Individual Champions

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The NCAA has been an outstanding platform for many Black gymnasts to showcase their talent. Many of these gymnasts competed for the USA on the national team and even the Olympics! There is something special about the maturity and expression of College Gymnastics.  These athletes come into their own and express it through their sport. In addition, most are superb students and have gone onto other challenging careers, taking their quest for excellence with them.

Today, we salute the NCAA Women’s National Gymnastics Individual Champions for our Black Gymnasts in History Project.

Please see the full list below and click for more articles and videos to see the gymnasts in action.

NCAA Champions – All-Around

1989   Corinne Wright, Georgia
1990   Dee Dee Foster, Alabama
2001   Onnie Willis, UCLA Co-Champion
            Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9R5bzimIBI
2005  Tasha Schwikert, UCLA
2008  Tasha Schwikert, UCLA
2012   Kytra Hunter, Florida
2015   Kytra Hunter, Florida Co-Champion

NCAA Vault Champions

1989   Kim Hamilton, UCLA
2003   Ashley Miles, Alabama
             Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DufAIVP8yDY
2004   Ashley Miles, Alabama
2006   Ashley Miles, Alabama
2012   Kytra Hunter, Florida
2013   Diandra Milliner, Alabama Co-Champion
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKLuudKKV2o
2015   Elizabeth Price, Stanford
            Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wmbnEGKfAs

NCAA Uneven Bars Champions

1993    Agina Simpkins, Georgia
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrLW5ZKh9E4
1996   Stephanie Woods, Alabama
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxVB223AMHQ
2002   Andreé Pickens, Alabama
2008   Tasha Schwikert, UCLA

NCAA Balance Beam Champions

1999   Andreé Pickens, Alabama Co-Champion
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YdWzsum8PY
2007   Ashley Postell, Utah

NCAA Floor Exercise Champions

1987   Kim Hamilton, UCLA
1988   Kim Hamilton, UCLA
1989   Kim Hamilton, UCLA Co-Champion
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEBYlcZSonI
1989   Corinne Wright, Georgia Co-Champion
1995   Stella Umeh, UCLA Co- Champion
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5cqZEcNvio
1997   Leah Brown, Georgia
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZO4WUzj9Y
1998   Stella Umeh, UCLA Co-Champion
2004   Ashley Miles, Alabama Co-Champion
2007   Morgan Dennis, Alabama
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NkmXYT74j0
2015   Kytra Hunter, Florida

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