Grable wins pair of national titles

Published: Sunday, April 20, 2014
Arkansas' Katherine Grable competes on the floor exercise during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Arkansas' Katherine Grable competes on the floor exercise during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas' Katherine Gable won two national titles and Florida's Bridget Sloan captured the third of her career at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.

Grable won the floor exercise with a 9.9625 and tied with LSU's Rheagan Courville for first on the vault in Sunday's individual competition.

“I am honored to be the first national champion in program history,” Grable said. “It has been a dream of mine for my floor and vault routines to be recognized during my time as a Razorback. To win both events in the final meet of my career is surreal.”

It's the second straight year Courville has shared the vault title. Both scored 9.975s.

A 2008 Olympian, Sloan won the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.9375. She won the all-around and balance beam titles last year and had helped the Gators win a share of their second straight championship on Saturday night.

Co-champion Oklahoma tied the Gators again with one title. Taylor Spears won the balance beam at 9.925.

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