Price Wins USGA All-Around National Championship, first HBCU gymnast to win a national title

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06: Morgan Price of Fisk competes on the floor exercise during a meet at the Orleans Arena on January 6, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stew Milne/Getty Images)

Fisk University gymnast Morgan Price made history on April 13, 2024, at the 2024 USAG Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Nationals in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Her impressive scores of 9.850 on the floor exercise, 9.850 on the vault, 9.8 on the bars, and 9.750 on the balance beam led her to a total score of 39.225, making her the national champion in the All-Around. Notably, Price became the first gymnast from a Historically Black College and University to achieve this feat.

When asked about her accomplishment, Price said, “It feels good because of the hard work that has been put in. Honestly, I didn’t know where I would place but it was a pleasant surprise. I have heard from a lot of people so far. I am still trying to take all this in.”

Price will now compete in the bars, vault, and floor exercise for the individual event finals on Sunday. Her coach, Corrinne Tarver, also made history when she became the first African American woman to win the All-Around Gymnastics Championship in 1989. Tarver is now the first coach at an HBCU to lead an All-Around champion.

“This moment is all about Morgan,” Tarver said. “I am extremely proud of the dedication she has to her craft. I am anticipating her doing well in the individuals.”