Kyana George, Maya Bordas bring home All-American honors for Cal

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After the Cal women’s gymnastics season came to a premature end due to unprecedented cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, the Bears have been forced to grapple with disappointment and heartbreak.

They have one moment to celebrate, however: Sophomore Maya Bordas and junior Kyana George have claimed three regular season All-American titles bestowed by the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association.

Both women earned Second Team All-American honors as all-arounders, and Bordas was additionally named a Second Team All-American on the uneven bar event. Bordas had the highest ever National Qualifying Score on the uneven bar event for a Cal gymnast, and she finished her season ranked No. 11 on bars.

George ranked No. 10 nationally overall, and her consistently strong performances allowed her to achieve an average all-around score of 39.505, a program best.

Despite a devastatingly abrupt end to the season, the merits earned by Bordas and George show that the future for Cal women’s gymnastics is still bright.

Sarah Siegel covers women’s gymnastics. Contact her at [email protected].