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 Neal Courter

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In only two years, Neal has won three USA Gymnastics Collegiate national titles, two in vaulting and one on floor exercise to go with three additional All-American designations on floor exercise and high bar ... He has also placed third and eleventh at the NCAA Championships in vaulting in addition to placing fourth and outscoring all of the members of the 2012 Olympic team at the Proctor and Gamble U. S. Championships/World Games trials in Hartford, CT on this event ... He has also finished 10th on floor exercise at the P&G Championships…Beyond this, Neal received two first team All-American Scholar-Athlete designations from the College Gymnastics Association to go with two William and Mary Provost Awards for academic excellence while double majoring in chemistry and French…During his freshman year, Neal was selected as the ECAC Rookie of the Year and followed that up by being selected for ECAC and USAG Collegiate Gymnast of the Week honors during his sophomore year ... He currently ranks first in the all-time William and Mary record books on floor exercise and vaulting and third on the high bar ... Neal has also received the Rock Award as the Tribe’s hardest working gymnast who could always be counted on when the going gets tough…In Junior Olympic competition, Neal competed for CG’s Gymnastics where he was coached by James Clement and Chad Babin…Neal’s parents are Mark and Laura Courter.

2015 Highlights
Competed primarily on floor, vault and high bar … Honored as the ECAC Specialist of the Week three times … Won the floor (14.65) and vault (14.8) titles at the State Open … Matched a school record on floor (15.3) and tied for the second-best score in school history on high bar (14.85) at the Navy Open … Garnered USA Gymnastics Collegiate Division Gymnast of the Week honors following the performance … Won the vault title at Navy with a season-high 14.95 … Claimed floor titles at Springfield (14.2) and at Army (14.95) … Placed first on vault (14.8) and high bar (14.25) versus Navy at Kaplan Arena … Earned W&M’s Provost Award … ECAC All-Academic Team honoree … College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...

2014 Highlights
Placed 11th on vault at the NCAA Championships with a 15.0 … Nearly matched his career high in the event during the opening day of competition at the national meet with at 15.15 … Won the USA Gymnastics Collegiate national title on vault for the second consecutive season with a 14.8 … Also placed second on floor with a season-high 15.25 and fourth on high bar with a career-best 14.8 to earn All-America honors at the national competition … Won ECAC titles on floor (14.95) and vault (14.9), while he placed third on high bar (14.2) … Honored as the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Division Gymnast of the Week twice (3/28; 4/3) … Chosen as the ECAC Specialist of the Week on March 27 … Recorded a career-high 15.25 on floor at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships … Earned the W&M Provost's Award ... College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...    

2013 Highlights
Placed fourth on vault at the P&G Gymnastics Championships with a two-day total of 30.55, just 0.5 shy of tying for third ... Earned a school-record 15.3 on vault during the first day of competition ... Also placed 11th on floor and 27th on high bar ... Became just the second freshman in school history to earn NCAA All-America honors when he placed third on vault with a school-record 15.275 at the national meet … His score was just 0.2 away from tying for the national title … Honored as the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year … Won the floor at vault titles at the ECAC Championship … Claimed the floor and vault titles at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championship … Also earned All-America honors on high bar after placing third … Selected as the College Gymnastics Association Collegiate Division National Gymnast of the Week on March 13 after winning the floor, vault and high bar titles at Navy … Tied the school record on floor (15.3) versus the Mids … Garnered ECAC Rookie of the Week honors on March 6 and March 13 … College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...

Courter's Collegiate Highlights

• First-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015)
• NCAA All-American – Vault (2013)
• ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year (2013)
• ECAC Champion (2013, 2014) – floor, vault
• USAG National Champion (2014) - vault
• USAG National Champion (2013) – floor, vault
• USAG All-American (2014) – floor, vault, high bar
• USAG All-American (2013) – floor, vault, high bar
• All-ECAC (2014) - floor, vault, high bar
• All-ECAC (2013) - floor, vault
• Ranks first at W&M on floor
• Ranks first at W&M on vault
• Ranks third at W&M on high bar
• Provost Award Recipient (2013, 2015)
• ECAC All-Academic Team (2015)

Courter’s Career Highs
FE – 15.3 at Navy (3/9/13); at Navy Open (1/24/15)
R – 13.45 at Springfield (2/9/14)
V – 15.3 at NCAA Championships (4/19/13) and World Game Trials (8/16/13)
HB – 14.85 at Navy Open (1/24/15)

 

Position: FE, R, V, HB
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Episcopal
Club: C.G.'s Gymnastics
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