Kenlin tied for 2nd at NCAA on balance beam – University of Iowa Athletics


FORT WORTH, Texas – Sophomore Adeline Kenlin tied her season high to place second overall on balance beam at the NCAA Championships at Dickies Arena. Kenlin scored a 9.950 – the highest beam score by a Hawkeye in the NCAA meet in program history.

Kenlin’s second-place finish is the highest by a Hawkeye of all time and she is a first-team All-American. She becomes the sixth All-American at the NCAA championships and the second in the balance beam program, joining Mollie Drenth in 2016.

The Iowa City, Iowa native finished second to Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, who scored 9.965.

Kenlin earned second-team All-Big Ten honors during the regular season despite being out for four weeks with injury. She has won five event titles and 13 top three finishes this season. Kenlin, who shares the school record on beam with a 9.975, has scored 9.900 or more in eight straight encounters.

Quoting head coach Larissa Libby
“There are no words to say how proud I am of Adeline’s performance tonight. Getting to the national championship as an individual is so difficult. To finish as a national finalist on balance beam, competing alongside some of the best gymnasts in the world, well, that’s just unheard of!


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