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Gymnastics Ranked No. 13 In First Week of NQS

Amari Celestine

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the first week of National Qualifying Score (NQS) rankings, the University of Missouri gymnastics team holds steady in the Road To Nationals standings at No. 13 this week. NQS factors in a team’s top six scores, three of which must be away. The top score is taken away, and the remaining five scores are averaged out.

Missouri’s NQS is 197.180, just .015 below the team’s best NQS in program history set at the end of the 2022 regular season. Through just eight weeks, the Tigers have already picked up six scores of 197 or higher, just one shy of the program record of seven set last season.

The Tigers picked up their sixth 197 of the year at Friday’s meet against No. 12 Auburn, where head coach Shannon Welker guided his team to a 197.000 for the team’s sixth score of 197 or higher this season. Sienna Schreiber shared both the bars and beam title, while Jocelyn Moore picked up her third floor title in four weeks.

Missouri’s floor score still sits among the top 10 in the country, clocking in at No. 9 with an NQS of 49.495. In addition to Moore’s floor-title winning 9.950, Amari Celestine continued her stellar month of February with a 9.925 and Kennedy Griffin notched a 9.900 to help the Tigers score a 49.475 on the event.

The Tigers stand pat on vault at No. 11 with a 49.264 average. Mizzou posted a 49.325 on the apparatus this past weekend, tying the team’s third-best score this season. The team counted five scores above 9.850, with Moore, Celestine and Rayna Light leading the way with a 9.875. 

Missouri maintained a spot in the top 15 on bars, slotting in at No. 14 with a 49.295 NQS. Behind Schreiber’s 9.900, the Tigers scored higher than a 49 for a sixth consecutive week with a 49.225.

With the switch to NQS scoring, Missouri jumped four spots in the beam standings to No. 18 with a 49.160 score. 

Five Tigers boast a top-25 ranking in at least one event in the first NQS release, as Missouri has at least one gymnast ranked on every event.

Three Tigers hold a top-25 spot in the vault rankings. Freshman Hannah Horton leads the pack and is tied for No. 18 in the country with a 9.885 NQS, while Moore and Celestine are both tied at No. 25 with a 9.880 score.

Two-time WCGA Regular-Season All-American Mara Titarsolej is tied for No. 13 in the bars rankings with a 9.915 NQS following an outstanding month of February.

On beam, Schreiber is tied with LSU’s Haleigh Bryant for the top beam score in the SEC, ranking No. 7 in the country with a 9.935 NQS. The two-time WCGA Regular-Season All-American on beam has already posted six scores of 9.9 or higher this season.

Moore checks in as Missouri’s highest-ranked individual, tying for the No. 5 spot on floor. She is one of two gymnasts in the SEC to score a 9.9 or higher on every floor routine this season.


After a month away from Columbia, the Tigers return to Hearnes Center next Sunday, March 3, for a Battle Line Rivalry showdown against No. 16 Arkansas. First touch is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT, and the matchup will be broadcast on SEC Network.

The meet will be Alumni Night. Join us at Hearnes Center and celebrate alongside some of the most decorated gymnasts in program history.

The first 500 fans will receive a Mizzou Gymnastics stemless drinking glass upon entry. Fans can grab a poster of our amazing junior class!


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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics