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Skinner, Winner

MyKayla Skinner, a junior gymnast at Utah, made Faces in the Crowd in the March 12, 2018, issue after earning her fifth-all around title of the season. She continued to perform well last year, winning the vault at the NCAA championship and coming in second in the all-around. After earning 10 All-America honors as a sophomore, the Gilbert, Ariz., native is off to a hot start in '19. In the Utes' victory over Penn State, Skinner placed first in the bars, floor, vault and all-around; her 9.95s on bars and floor are tied for the NCAA high in those events this season. A week later at BYU she took four disciplines again, tying a career high on the vault with a 9.97 and completing her 118th beam routine without falling, a school record. Skinner was an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.