Georgia’s Kat Ding wins NCAA titles on bars, floor



DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s Kat Ding defended her NCAA women’s gymnastics championship on the uneven bars and added another title on the floor exercise Sunday.

Ding, a senior, helped make up for the Gym Dogs’ inability to advance to Saturday’s Super Six team final. Four of six judges awarded Ding perfect 10s on the uneven bars, and her winning average was 9.9875. She won the floor exercise with a score of 9.950.

Alabama, which won its second straight team championship Saturday, added an individual title when Geralen Stack-Eaton won the balance beam with a 9.9375 score. Florida’s Kytra Hunter won the vault with a 9.875. Hunter won the all-around championship Friday night, edging Ding.