Gymnastics: DeCavitch, Franz, Guns compete in Norman Regionals

Michael Neenan, Reporter

Three gymnasts of the Kent State gymnastics team traveled to Oklahoma to compete in the Norman Regionals of the 2023 Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships on Thursday.

Senior Rachel DeCavitch, senior Karlie Franz and sophomore Alyssa Guns were selected to the event’s first session during the NCAA Gymnastics Selection Show March 20.

The teams selected to participate in the event were Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky and Illinois.

Kentucky came in first place with a score of 197.475, followed by second place Alabama with a score of 197.375.

On the floor, Franz led the trio with a score of 9.825. Franz scored a 9.900 or over in seven-straight meets prior to Regionals.

Next was Guns who posted a 9.750 on the floor. Guns was selected to the All-Mid-American Conference second team along with Franz and DeCavitch.

DeCavitch scored 9.050 on the floor, 9.725 on the vault, 9.750 on the beam and 9.800 on the bars. DeCavitch totaled 38.325 in the all-around.

With the conclusion of regionals, the Kent State gymnastics team’s 2022-2023 season has officially concluded.

Michael Neenan is a reporter. Contact him at [email protected].