Photo: From the top of the podium, Gymnast Nina McGee captures the moment.
Gymnast Nina McGee achieved a DU first when she became an NCAA champion on floor. While competing in the NCAA Championship all-around, she captured the top score on her bread and butter floor exercise and captured Denver’s first ever gymnastics title. Competing as an individual entrant, she took on gymnasts from the nation’s best programs such as Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, and UCLA and earned the top step to a standing ovation from the crowd in Fort Worth, Texas.
From all accounts she became a clear crowd favorite as she worked through the all-around rotations culminating in her remarkable floor routine.
Her back story includes a 5-year battle overcoming serious injuries through raw determination and her eventual climb to the top of collegiate gymnastics. The All-American gymnast must now be considered among DU’s greatest individual athletes ever.
Twitter exploded across Pionation as the historic event unfolded.
Congratulations to our newest Pioneer great!