Faulk Places 13th in the All-Around at the NCAA Championships
April 20, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - Navy senior Andrew Faulk placed 13th in the all-around on Friday night at the NCAA Championships at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. In what was the final meet of his brilliant collegiate career, Faulk produced a score of 84.75.
"I feel much better about today's performance," said Faulk. "I didn't really have my best rings set, but I knew it would be hard because it was my event. I think I had a really great last meet and think I represented Navy well."
Oklahoma's Jake Dalton took first place with a score of 91.0.
Faulk posted a 14.25 on the floor exercise, 14.1 on the pommel horse, 14.75 on the vault, 14.05 on the parallel bars, 14.05 on the horizontal bar and a 13.55 on the rings.
The native of San Antonio, Texas, was Navy's top gymnast all season and claimed ECAC titles in the all-around, pommel horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Faulk was the program's first Nissen-Emery Award finalist since 1983, which is given to the nation's top senior gymnast.
Faulk has now competed in two-career NCAA Championships as he placed 18th in the all-around last season.
"Competing with some of the best gymnasts in the nation is something I'll remember for the rest of my life," said Faulk. "It was great."