Clevinger scores 9.90 at nationals to become the fifth Buckeye All-American

COLUMBUS, Ohio Scoring a near-perfect 9.90 on bars, Ohio State senior Kaylan Clevinger was named a second-team All-American during session one Thursday of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships hosted by the University of Georgia. Clevinger becomes the fifth Buckeye gymnast to claim All-American honors and the first since Lindsey Vagedes in 1999.

Clevinger tied for fifth-place on bars in session one of her all-around competition to post her third 9.90 of the season. The 9.90 mark on bars increased Clevinger’s all-around total to a 38.900, which placed 15th overall.

Clevinger posted a 9.65 on vault in rotation one to begin her second-consecutive national appearance. She followed vault with a career-high 9.90 on bars. Clevinger added a 9.550 on beam and finished her all-around contest with a 9.800 on floor.

At the Central Regional Championships, Clevinger posted a 39.150 in the all-around to qualify for the national championships. Clevinger made her second-consecutive national appearance this season after competing as an event specialist on bars in 2007.

Clevinger is a two-time All-Big Ten selection and became Ohio State’s first representative to qualify for nationals since 2001 when Vagedes competed in the all-around.

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