INDIANAPOLIS – Brown University gymnastics senior Caroline Morant has qualified for the 2017 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regional Championships as an individual all-around performer, the NCAA announced on Monday afternoon.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Morant will head to Morgantown, W.Va., to take part in the Morgantown Regional hosted by West Virginia University at the WVU Coliseum on April 1. She reached the regional as one of the top four all-around competitors in the region not on a qualifying team.
The Hinsdale Central High School product will rotate with No. 18 Southern Utah and begin on a bye before proceeding to floor on the second rotation. She will compete on vault on rotation three, on bars on rotation five, and on beam on rotation six.
Morant will make her second appearance at the NCAA Regional Championships after qualifying for the University Park Regional in 2014. She ranks as the No. 9 individual all-around competitor in the North East with a 38.955 RQS.
This season she won ECAC Co-Gymnast of the Year honors while winning the floor title at the ECAC Championship and collecting All-ECAC on vault, bars, and floor. At this year's Ivy Classic she captured the vault, bars, and floor titles while gaining First Team All-Ivy Classic in the all-around and on vault, bars, and floor.
Her season high scores on the year include a 39.075 in the all-around, a 9.825 on vault, a 9.850 on bars, a 9.875 on beam, and a 9.925 on floor, tying the program record.
Morant becomes the first Bear to compete at regionals since Jorden Mitchell '17 (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Diana Walters '16 qualified in 2015. In 2014, Brown sent three student-athletes to the regionals, qualifying multiple performers for the first time since 2003.