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 at the NCAA meet in program history.
Kenlin’s second-place finish is the highest from a Hawkeye all-time and she is a first team All-American. She becomes the sixth All-American at the NCAA Championships and the program’s second on the beam, joining Mollie Drenth in 2016.
The Iowa City, Iowa, native finished second to Olympic Gold medalist Suni Lee, who scored a 9.965.
Kenlin earned second-team All-Big Ten honors during the regular season despite missing four weeks because of injury. She has captured 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 higher in eight consecutive meets.
Quoting Head Coach Larissa Libby
“There are no words to say how proud I am of Adeline’s performance tonight. To get to the National Championship as an individual is so difficult. To finish as the National runner up on beam, when competing in the company of some of the world’s best gymnasts, well it’s simply unheard of!”