Finnegan, Edney named NCAA Individual Champions

Finnegan, Edney named NCAA Individual Champions
Sarah Finnegan and Kennedi Edney named NCAA Individual Champions. Photo via LSU Athletics.

FORT WORTH, Texas (WAFB) - Senior Sarah Finnegan and junior Kennedi Edney captured the programs 14th and 15th individual championships with wins on the bars and vault at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships.

Finnegan became a two-time NCAA champion after her 9.95 performance in the NCAA Semifinal I. In 2017 Finnegan won the NCAA bars championship and was the first LSU gymnast to won a title on the event. The LSU senior has earned her 45th win of the season to pass Susan Jackson and Sandra Smith for the most in a season in school history.

Edney became a two-time NCAA champion after earning a 9.95 in the anchor spot on vault in the NCAA Semifinal I. In 2017 Edney won the NCAA vault championship and became the first freshman to win a title.

The LSU gymnastics squad have combined to win 15 individual championships, including 14 since 2002. Finnegan and Edney have now joined Rheagan Courville, Susan Jackson and Ashleigh Clare-Kearney as the only gymnasts in school history to win multiple national championships.

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