Magnelli, Procasky, Wilson and Worley Named WCGA National Championship All-Americans
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Isabella Magnelli, Jillian Procasky, Makenzie Wilson and Raena Worley have been named 2023 Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) National Championship All-Americans presented by GK, the association announced.
Magnelli earned first team honors on the balance beam and Wilson was awarded first team honors on vault. Procasky was named to the all-around second team while Worley received first-team all-around recognition, as well as second team nods on the uneven bars and floor exercise.
Student-athletes with the top scores at the National Championship semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday were honored with All-America recognition.
- First Team Balance Beam
With a selection to the first team for the balance beam, Magnelli has earned her first All-America first team honor after scoring a 9.9500 on the apparatus at the NCAA National Championships. The All-America recognition was her second of the season following the junior’s WCGA Regular Season All-America Second Team Beam honor.
Anchoring the event all season, the Suffern, N.Y. native was nearly flawless on the apparatus. Her highest mark earned was a 9.975 which she scored against Alabama. Magnelli scored a 9.900 or higher on the apparatus nine times including the SEC Championships, NCAA Regional semifinals and NCAA Championship semifinals. She has tallied four individual victories on the beam, all of which were won this season. Her T-2 individual finish at the SEC Championships earned her a spot on the All-SEC team while her T-4 individual finish in Session II of the National Championships earned her a first team honor.
- Second Team All-Around
Procasky, a sophomore from Austin, Texas, made her home state proud competing all-around at the Championships. Earning second team all-around recognition, her 39.1875 placed her eighth overall in Session II. Her top-ten mark was comprised of 9.7375 on vault, 9.8000 on bars and floor, and 9.8500 on beam.
Proving to be solid competitor for the Wildcats, the sophomore truly shined in postseason competition. She found her best performance of the season in the final round of the Norman, Okla. Regional where she recorded her career-best all-around total, 39.525. Competing all-around seven times this season, Procasky found her highest-scoring apparatus to be the balance beam. This remained true at the Championships which proved to be her best event of the evening. Earning her first career All-America nod, the sophomore was also awarded All-SEC Freshman Team recognition last season.
- First Team Vault
A consistent competitor on vault all season, Wilson earned the second-highest score in Session II of the Championships with a 9.9125. Her top tally was the highest for the Wildcats on the apparatus for the night. The Clinton, Tenn. native received her first All-American nod due to her top-notch performance in Thursday’s meet.
The sophomore has been dependable in the vault lineup this season earning 9.900 or higher on the event four times. Her season and career-bests came from a near-perfect 9.975-worthy performance against Arkansas in February. Wilson’s front handspring pike half has been a key component to Kentucky’s strong vault lineup all season. She was featured in the lineup in every meet of 2023.
- First Team All-Around
- Second Team Uneven Bars
- Second Team Floor Exercise
With her two 2023 regular season All-America nods, Worley added three more at the NCAA National Championships on Thursday making the senior an eight-time WCGA All-American. Receiving first team recognition for her all-around performance, Worley placed fourth overall in Session II with a combined tally of 39.5875. Her best event of the night was the floor exercise where she led the Wildcats with a 9.9375. The impressive floor rotation for Worley earned her second team honors on the apparatus and an eighth-place Session II overall finish. Her second-best event of the night was the second rotation, the uneven bars, which earned a 9.9250 from the judges. The three National Championship All-America nods were the gymnast’s first of her career.
Earlier this season, Worley was recognized as a WCGA Regular Season All-American earning first team honors on floor and a second team nod for all-around. This season alone, Worley has scored a 9.900 or higher in every meet on the floor exercise. Her highest mark in 2023 on the event was a 9.975 which she earned at Illinois tying her career best. She has tallied the near-perfect mark four times in her career placing first individually on the apparatus 17 times. Seven of those top finishes have been accomplished this season.
On the uneven bars, she has earned a season-best 9.925 scoring a 9.900 or higher eight times. She has recorded eight career individual wins on the event.
The Christiansburg, Va. native was also recognized as a second team all-around honoree. Throughout her collegiate gymnastics career, the senior has recorded 20 all-around wins with seven individual victories this season. Her career-high all-around tally was earned at Illinois where Worley recorded a combined 39.775.
Kentucky’s four NCAA National Championship All-Americans were the most the program has ever recorded. Making the Championships for only the second time in program history, the Cats have had a season that was both historic and record breaking. Team 49 closed its 2023 season on Thursday in the Championship semifinals.
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