Chicago, Ill. - April 21, 2018 - Springfield College's Chris Graff (Old Bridge, N.J.) made history on Saturday night while competing in the all-around individual finals of the 2018 NCAA National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship.
Graff's performance marked the first time that a student-athlete has reached the all-around individual finals of the NCAA Division I Championship in Division III program history. In fact, it was the first Springfield College men's gymnast to reach the all-around finals against Division I competition since Jeff Cardinali represented the program in 1960.
The Health Science major finished 14th in the all-around competition going up against student-athletes from Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio State, Illinois, Stanford, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, and Army.
Graff's best score of the night came on the vault as he posted a 13.400, while the senior was credited with a 12.566 on the rings. He also scored a 12.466 on the pommel horse, and 12.266 on the parallel bars, and a 12.100 on the horizontal bar.