NCAA Division II Men's Gymnastics Championships

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NCAA Division II Men's Gymnastics Championships
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Founded 1968
Folded 1984
Most championships Southern Connecticut State (3)
Wisconsin–Oshkosh (3)
Website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division II Men's Gymnastics Championships were the annual collegiate gymnastics championships for men organised by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for athletes competing at universities in Division II. The championship was founded in 1968, breaking away from the championship for Division I, but ceased after the 1984 championship when it was merged back into one single national championship again.

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Athlete's individual performances in the various events earned points for their institution and the team with the most points received the NCAA team title. Individual championships were also awarded in certain events. The most successful teams, with three national titles each, were Southern Connecticut State and Wisconsin–Oshkosh. The final championship was won by East Stroudsburg in 1984 before the event was disbanded. [1]

Southern Connecticut State University university

Southern Connecticut State University is a state university in Connecticut. Part of the Connecticut State University System, it was founded in 1893 and is governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. SCSU is located in the West Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Public university in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is the third-largest university in Wisconsin, United States. As part of the University of Wisconsin System, UW Oshkosh offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in an annual on- and off-campus enrollment of nearly 14,000.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is a public university in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the 14 state universities that compose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Champions

Year Champion Points Runner-Up Points
1968 San Fernando Valley State 179.400 Springfield 178.050
1969 San Fernando Valley State (2) 151.800 Southern Connecticut State 145.075
1970 Northwestern State 160.250 Southern Connecticut State 159.300
1971 Cal State Fullerton 158.150 Springfield 156.987
1972 Cal State Fullerton (2) 160.550 Southern Connecticut State 153.050
1973 Southern Connecticut State 160.750 Cal. State, Northridge 158.700
1974 Cal State Fullerton (3) 309.800 Southern Connecticut State 309.400
1975 Southern Connecticut State (2) 411.650 Illinois-Chicago 398.800
1976 Southern Connecticut State (3) 419.200 Illinois-Chicago 388.850
1977 Springfield 395.950 Cal. State, Northridge 381.250
1978 Illinois-Chicago 406.850 Cal. State, Northridge 400.400
1979 Illinois-Chicago (2) 418.550 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 385.650
1980 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 260.550 Cal. State, Chico 256.050
1981 Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2) 209.500 Springfield 201.550
1982 Wisconsin-Oshkosh (3) 216.050 East Stroudsburg 211.200
1983 East Stroudsburg 258.650 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 257.850
1984 East Stroudsburg (2) 270.800 Cortland State 246.350

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References

  1. "Discontinued Championships" (PDF). Fs.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-02-14.