April 21, 2005
Auburn, Ala. - Freshman Tabitha Yim was impressive in the first session of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships in Auburn on Thursday, securing a spot in the event finals in three different events with top-four finishes. Yim placed first on the balance beam, tied for second place on the uneven bars, and tied for third place in the floor exercise during the first session, and garnered First Team All-American honors in all three events.
Yim, the Cardinal's lone representative in Auburn, competed alongside the University of Nebraska's squad on Thursday, and captured first place during session I with a 9.925 score on the beam, while tying for second on bars with a 9.900 score. Yim was also impressive in the floor exercise, tying for third place with a 9.900 mark, and capturing fourth place in the all-around with a 39.450. Yim also competed on vault for just the second time this season, and tied for 24th with a 9.725 score.
Yim received First Team All-American honors on bars, beam, and floor by virtue of finishing among the top-four in each category during Session I. The NCAA Event Finals will be held on Saturday evening, and Yim will attempt to become the first Stanford gymnast to win an NCAA individual championship since current assistant coach Larissa Fontaine took first on the vault in 1998.
NCAA Championship- Session I Event Results for Tabitha Yim