UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi was in a tie for seventh at the NCAA Championships on Friday in Fort Worth and UCLA, the defending champion, finished third behind Oklahoma and LSU on Saturday. The Sooners scored 198.3375 points, to LSU's 197.8250 and the Bruins' 197.5375.
Ohashi blew a kiss to the crowd after her floor routine and watched her teammates compete. "We remember why we do it," Ohashi said (via the Los Angeles Times). "It's not about the winning, it's not about the first place, it's about going out with no regrets, and that's exactly what we did."
"I think I finally have really taken ownership of myself and me as a gymnast," Ohashi said (via the Associated Press). "It just reminds you that timing is everything. I wouldn't have been ready for all of this last year. I think this being my last year has set me up for a lot of the things I want to do in my future. I've always wanted to have a platform like this. So I think it's really amazing."