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Titarsolej Prepares To Compete On Bars At NCAA Championship

Mara Titarsolej

MEET FIFTEEN: NCAA Championship Semifinal
Meet Details Thursday, April 18 • 8 p.m. • Fort Worth, Texas • Dickies Arena
Meet Coverage ESPN2
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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Senior Mara Titarsolej will compete at the NCAA National Championship Semifinal as an individual competitor on bars representing University of Missouri gymnastics on Thursday at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Titarsolej will compete alongside Utah’s bars lineup in the fourth rotation of the meet’s evening session, which will begin at 8 p.m. CT and broadcast on ESPN2.

  • To advance to the NCAA Championship Semifinal, Titarsolej put in a typically excellent performance at the NCAA Gainesville Regional Second Round.
  • As the anchor to Missouri’s bars lineup, Titarsolej posted a postseason program record 9.950 to help the Tigers advance to the NCAA Gainesville Regional Final.
  • Her score tied for the best mark of any gymnast at the regional from a team that did not advance to the NCAA Championship Semifinal, and Titarsolej won the tiebreaker over Nikki Smith of Michigan State to advance as an individual competitor.
  • This is Titarsolej’s first trip as an individual competitor to NCAA Nationals.
  • After a sterling three seasons at LIU, Titarsolej maintained her reputation as one of the best bars swingers in the country in her first season at Mizzou.
  • Just three meets into her career at MU, the Zutphen, Netherlands, native broke the program record for the best score on the apparatus, scoring a near-perfect 9.975 at No. 20 Georgia on Jan. 20.
  • Three weeks later, Titarsolej reset her own record by scoring the first perfect 10 on bars in program history at Mizzou to the Lou on Feb. 16.
  • Throughout the season, Titarsolej recorded eight scores of 9.9+ on bars.
  • In her first season in Black and Gold, she was named a WCGA Regular Season Second Team All-American, set the program record with a 9.950 bars NQS and earned a share of the SEC bars title.
  • Titarsolej’s excellence on bars has helped the Tigers reach new heights on the event, as the Mizzou bars squad set program bests with its final ranking (No. 11) and NQS (49.420).
  • As a unit, Missouri compiled its top three scores on bars in program history this season. The team initially set the record at the Mizzou to the Lou meet on Feb. 16, as Titarsolej’s perfect 10 guided the team to a 49.500 team score.
  • Three meets later, Titarsolej capped the Tigers’ rotation with a 9.950 to punctuate a 49.600 team score that sits as the current team record.
  • At the NCAA Gainesville Regional Second Round, Missouri set a postseason program record on bars with a 49.475 rotation which stands as the third-best score on the event in program history.
  • At the 2023 NCAA National Semifinal, Missouri capped off its season with Alisa Sheremeta earning NCAA All-America Second Team honors on beam as an individual competitor.
  • Sheremeta advanced as an individual competitor thanks to her 9.950 score at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional Second Round and made the most of her trip to Fort Worth with a 9.925 score.
  • Sheremeta’s All-America honor marked the 15th NCAA All-America accolade in program history, and it signified the first time since 2009 and 2010 that Missouri has had an NCAA All-American in back-to-back seasons.

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