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BRENT, BELKOFF, SCHMEISS AND BRAIDA NAMED ALL-MPSF

BRENT, BELKOFF, SCHMEISS AND BRAIDA NAMED ALL-MPSF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four Sacramento State gymnasts were named to the all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation teams, it was announced today. The top six National Qualifying Scores among conference athletes on each event earned first team honors while those ranking seventh through 12th were placed on the second team.

The list was highlighted by sophomore Jordyn Brent who earned first team accolades in the all-around and on bars and second team honors on vault and floor. Brent competed in the all-around in all 10 of the team's regular season meets in 2019. She earned a pair of wins in the all-around and also finished first on bars and and floor one time. The Los Angeles native set career highs on all four events as well as the all-around during the season. She had a high of 39.050 in the all-around and finished the season with an NQS of 38.830. On bars, Brent had an NQS of 9.790 and averaged 9.738. She had five scores of 9.8-plus during the year, including a 9.900 against Cal and UC Davis which tied her for ninth place in school history. Brent also led the team on floor with an NQS of 9.790 and had eight scores of 9.775 or better. Brent's career high came in the team's win over San Jose State where she scored 9.875.

Sacramento State saw Brent, Alexis Belkoff and Lauren Schmeiss all earn second team recognition on vault. Belkoff led the team with an NQS of 9.755 and had seven scores of 9.7 or better. She set her season high with a 9.825 in two of the final three meets of the year. Brent had the highest average (9.723) on the team and tied for second in NQS (9.740). She ended the regular season with a career high of 9.800 in the four-team meet at Cal and averaged 9.760 over the final five meets. Schmeiss was also in the lineup in all 10 meets and matched Brent's NQS of 9.740. She also set a career high in the final meet of the year with a 9.825.

Belkoff and Schmeiss also added second team honors on floor. Belkoff saw her average increase by nearly a half-point from last season. She set career highs in the first two meets of the year and went on to match that score of 9.800 two more times. The junior finished the season with an NQS of 9.775 which ranked second to Brent. Schmeiss was one of the most consistent members of the team as her average and NQS were separated by just 35-hundredths of a point. Nine of her 10 floor scores ranged between 9.650 and 9.850 during the seasons.

Sophomore Kendra Braida completed the list by being named to the all-MPSF second team on beam. Braida occupied the leadoff spot on the event for the entire season but managed to lead the team with an NQS of 9.765. She set a career high with a 9.850 against San Jose State and went on to finish first in the meet despite being the first of 12 gymnasts to perform. Overall, she had six scores of 9.725 or higher.

Sacramento State will conclude its 2019 season at the MPSF Championships at Seattle Pacific on Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m.