NCAA Gymnast Career: Ashleigh Gnat

NCAA Gymnast Career: Ashleigh Gnat

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Ashleigh Gnat is a Women’s Artistic Gymnast who competed in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Women’s Gymnastics competition for Louisiana State University between the years of 2014 and 2017.

Ashleigh Gnat Quick Facts

Full Name: Ashleigh Marie Gnat
Date of Birth: November 13, 1994
Height: 5’0″ (152 cms)
Hometown: Lake Mary, Florida, USA
High School: Lake Mary High School

College Career:
2014 – 2017
Major: Sports Administration

Ashleigh Gnat's College: LSU Tigers

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Baton Rouge, LA 70802, USA

Ashleigh Gnat's Former Club: ACE Gymnastics

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Ashleigh Gnat's Freshman Year: 2014

Saw action on vault, beam and floor all season, competing on vault and beam in all 15 team meets and competing on floor 13 times
Earned First-Team All-America distinction on vault after she posted a 9.90 at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/18)
Garnered Second-Team All-America status on floor when she scored a 9.90 in the event in Semifinal I
Competed on vault in the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/20) where she recorded a 9.825
Tallied season highs of 9.95 on vault (twice), 9.95 on beam (three times) and 9.925 on floor
Captured five individual titles with three on beam and two on vault
Won beam titles at Oklahoma (2/9) with a 9.90, versus Missouri (2/28) with a 9.875 and at home against Kentucky (3/14) with a 9.95
Won vault titles with a 9.90 at Arkansas (2/7) and a 9.95 in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (4/5)
Earned SEC Freshman of the Week after the double-meet weekend at Arkansas and at Oklahoma when she won two titles, including the beam title that helped secure LSU’s upset win at No. 2 Oklahoma
Named SEC Freshman of the Week again after the Kentucky meet where she won the beam title with a 9.95
Scored back-to-back 9.95s on beam against North Carolina State (3/7) and Kentucky, becoming only the second LSU freshman to post back-to-back scores of at least a 9.95 on beam (April Burkholder did it first in 2003)
Added a third 9.95 on beam at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional to become the first gymnast in LSU history to score at least three 9.95s on beam as a freshman
Her 9.85 on beam against Centenary (1/10) marked the highest beam score by a freshman in a season opener in LSU history
Averaged a 9.873 on vault, 9.757 on beam and a 9.840 on floor
Posted a 9.85 or higher in 28 of her 44 total routines and achieved a 9.90 or better in 14 routines
Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

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Ashleigh Gnat's Sophomore Year: 2015

Recorded First-Team All-America honors on floor at the NCAA Championships Semifinal II (4/17) when she posted a 9.925 to finish second in the event
Finished in a tie for fifth on floor with a 9.9125 at the NCAA Championships Individual Event Finals (4/19)
Earned Second-Team Regular Season All-America honors on floor and the all-around by ranking No. 10 nationally on floor with a 9.930 regional qualifying score (RQS) and No. 13 in the all-around with a 39.450 RQS
Finished the regular season ranked No. 10 on floor, No. 13 in the all-around and No. 19 on beam (9.895 RQS)
Became the first gymnast in LSU history to compete a double-twisting Yurchenko vault, doing it for the first time at the Metroplex Challenge (1/31)
Shattered career highs on all four events and the all-around: 9.975 on vault vs. Minnesota (3/6), 9.875s on bars vs. Florida (2/20), at Alabama (2/27) and at the SEC Championship (3/21), 9.950s on beam vs. Georgia (2/6) and at Centenary (3/13), 9.975 on floor vs. Minnesota, 39.725 in the all-around vs. Minnesota
Her 39.725 all-around total vs. Minnesota ranks as the 11th-best in LSU history
Captured seven individual titles (three on beam, two all-around, one vault and one floor)
Won all-around titles with a 39.550 at Auburn (2/13) and a 39.725 vs. Minnesota
Shared the vault title with a 9.85 at Kentucky (1/16)
Won beam titles with a 9.95 vs. Georgia, 9.925 vs. Minnesota and 9.95 at Centenary
Earned the floor title with a 9.95 at Auburn
Competed on almost every event in every meet, seeing action on vault, bars and floor in 12 of 13 meets and 11 of 13 on beam
Posted 15 scores of 9.90 or higher (10 on floor, 3 on beam, 2 on vault)
Finished the season with a 9.895 average on floor, 9.869 on vault, 9.809 on beam, 9.704 on bars and 39.333 in the all-around
Ended the season with a streak of nine consecutive performances with at least a 9.90 on floor
Posted a 9.85 or higher in 32 of 48 total routines
Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season.

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Ashleigh Gnat's Junior Year: 2016

A dominant performer who set LSU record and played a pivotal role in leading the Tigers to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Super Six (4/16), the best finish in school history
Led the team with 25 individual titles this season (10 on vault, 10 on floor, three on beam and two in the all-around)
Finished the season ranked No. 1 nationally on vault and floor
Also ranked No. 17 on beam in the final rankings
Led the nation with six perfect 10.0 scores this season with four on floor and two on vault
Became the first gymnast in LSU history to score six perfect 10s in one season
Tied the LSU single-season record with 10 floor titles
Averaged a 9.945 on floor, 9.939 on vault, 9.788 on beam, 9.727 on bars and a 39.397 in the all-around
Competed on vault, beam and floor in all 14 meets and saw action on bars in eight meets
Set career highs of 10.0 on vault, 10.0 on floor and matched her best of 9.95 on beam
Perfect 10s on vault came against Kentucky (1/22) and at the Metroplex Challenge (1/30)
Perfect 10s on floor came vs. Auburn (2/19), vs. Alabama (3/4), at Texas Woman’s (3/12) and at the SEC Championship (3/19)
Crowned the NACGC/W (National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women) Central Region Gymnast of the Year and named the SEC Specialist of the Year
Earned a total of six All-America honors this season with four at the NCAA Championships and two during the regular season
Named a First-Team Regular Season All-American on vault and floor
Achieved First-Team All-America honors on vault (9.925) and beam (9.90) during NCAA Semifinal I (4/15), and also earned Second-Team All-America honors on floor (9.875) and the all-around (39.500) at the semifinal
Tallied All-SEC honors by winning the floor title and placing second on vault (9.90) at the SEC Championship
Earned SEC Gymnast of the Week recognition when she clinched LSU’s win at Florida (2/26) and also earned SEC Specialist of the Week versus Auburn
Became LSU’s fifth SEC floor champion when she scored a perfect 10 to win the title at the SEC Championship
Is the eighth gymnast in LSU history to score a 10 on vault but the first to do it by competing a double-twisting Yurchenko
Posted a 9.90 or higher in 31 of 50 total performances in 2016, including 13-of-14 on vault and 13-of-14 on floor
Matched her career high on beam with a 9.95 at Florida and finished the season with five scores of 9.90 or better on beam
Earned a spot on the SEC Community Service Team for efforts in and around the Baton Rouge community
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive season.

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Ashleigh Gnat's Senior Year: 2017

One of the most accomplished seasons in the history of the program
Did not score below a 9.90 on floor all season and finished as the top performer in the nation
Capped of an incredible career with a 9.95 on beam in her final routine to lift LSU to the NCAA National Runner-Up finish for a second straight year
Totaled a 9.9625 in the anchor spot of the Tigers’ floor lineup to capture the NCAA individual championship in Semifinal II (4/14)
Won the floor title at the NCAA Lincoln Regional to set the new school record for most floor titles in a single season with 11
Crowned the Central Region Gymnast of the Year for the second straight season
Named the 2017 SEC Specialist of the Year for the second time
Crowned the SEC vault, beam and floor exercise champion at the SEC Championship (3/18)
Scored the ninth perfect score of her career to tie the school record when she stuck her vault in the anchor spot
Matched her career high of 9.95 on beam and added a 9.95 in the anchor spot of floor to close out the SEC meet
In her final meet inside the Maravich Center, won four of five event titles against New Hampshire (3/10)
Set a new career high on bars with a 9.90 and matched her career high on beam with a 9.95
Set the second-highest all-around score of her career
Totaled the eighth perfect score of her career in the anchor spot on vault against Florida (3/5)
Also anchored beam with a 9.925
Wrapped up the win over the Gators with a 9.95 on floor to earn the title
Earned a 9.95 on vault for her 50th career individual title at Auburn (2/24)
Also totaled a 9.95 on floor for the event title
Posted a pair of 9.90s on vault and beam against George Washington and Iowa (2/19)
Captured the floor title with a 9.95 at the GymQuarters meet (2/17)
Earned scores of 9.95 and 9.90 on floor and vault respectively for the event titles at Arkansas (2/10)
Won both the vault title (9.95) and floor title (9.95) against Missouri (2/3)
Captured the vault title at Kentucky (1/27) with a 9.925
Won the title in all three events she competed in (vault, beam and floor) against Texas Woman’s (1/20)
Earned her third perfect 10.0 score on vault and seventh in her career against Alabama (1/13) to win the event title
Won the floor title with a 9.950 in the anchor spot of the lineup against Georgia (1/6)
Also totaled a 9.925 to tie for second on vault against the Bulldogs
Won the 2017 AAI (American Athletic Inc.) Award as the top senior gymnast in the nation
A finalist for the Honda Award
Winner of the Corbett Award as the top female amateur athlete in the state of Louisiana
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for a fourth and final time.

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