Gee, Just think how different this would look if publiC Colleges had no advantage.
As usual, you just spout out any opportunity to. "claim, " that whenever a pubic school rises to the top, it must because they have an unfair advantage. And here I am, as usual, taking the bait.
Gymnastics is a very small community at the Div. III level. There are only a small handful of conferences that participate, the WIAC being one of them, which by the way, includes Winona State. And, BTW, the number of schools within those conferences who have gymnastics teams are also limited. This championship is actually under a governing body called the NCGA, the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association. At the present time, there are only
15 members in total, which includes 9 private schools and 6 public schools. This link shows the championship tournament results from 1984 to 2006. The last 7 years are not listed here but 23 years seems like a good sampling to me. The champions have been private schools in 11 of those years. (Gustavus Adolphus, your MIAC
conference irronically) has been dominate,) while a public school has won it 12 times, (dominated by UW-Lacrosse.) When the ulitmate goal for any program is a national championship, having the championship being split nearly 50/50, between private and public, for over more than two decades, does not support your comment! As usual, your assertion is a knee jerk reaction to an opportunity to bash public schools for having advantages without any attempt to do research finding info that would actually back up that comment. In this situation it, clearly, does not.
BTW, the Back-To-Back National Championship WARHAWKS gymnastics team does not have a top 6 finish in any of these 23 years because of the Eagles domination. Their national success is relatively new in the history of these championships. Much like the football program. "Winning breeds winning!" http://www.mit.edu/~ncga/past-team.html