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Golden Bears Gymnastics: Bordas, George named All-Americans

Maya Bordas and Kyana George combined to earn three Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association Regular-Season All-American honors

NCAA GYMNASTICS: APR 20 Women’s National Championship Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cal women’s gymnastics team earned some well-deserved hardware from their shortened season as Maya Bordas and Kyana George combined to secure three All-America honors from the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association.

Their regular-season honors were announced Tuesday as Bordas and George each claimed a Second-Team nod and Bordas earned Second-Team All-American on the uneven bars. The All-American honors are the first for both athletes as Bordas and George wrapped up their sophomore and junior seasons, respectively.

From the release and since the season was cut short from COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, gymnasts earned All-America honors based on their National Qualifying Scores (NQS) through 10 weeks of the season. The release continued to state that the top eight gymnasts, including ties, on each event and in the all-around competitions earned first-team honors while the student-athletes who ranked between ninth and 16th earned second-team honors.

George, the junior, ranked top 10 nationally as an all-around gymnast, setting program-best NGS scores with her 39.505 all-around score. Hailing from McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas, George is no stranger to awards as during her freshman season, she earned two Pac-12 Freshman of the awards and had the second-most top-three finishes that year of any Golden Bear gymnast.

This season, George was named a Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week on three separate occasions and won a team-high 17 events as well as 27 top-three finishes. Her accolades from this season continued with five all-around titles in just eight meets and including five vault wins, four floor titles and three wins on the balance beam.

Bordas took home her two honors in her second season with the Golden Bears. Hailing from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, Bordas had four event titles and nine top-three finishes during her freshman season, setting the stage for even bigger things this year. She followed her freshman season up with the highest ever NGS score on the uneven bars from a Cal gymnast at 9.910, ranking 11th in the country in the process. She earned her all-around honors by ranking 15th nationally and claiming eight total even titles including four on the bars.

Their three combined All-American honors matched Toni-Ann Williams’ three awards she secured in 2015 as the most ever for a season in Cal women’s gymnastics history.

Congratulations Maya and Kyana!