Entertainment Sports Olympic Gymnast Mary Lou Retton Cheers on Daughter at NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships McKenna Kelley had a special someone cheering her on at her gymnastics competition Saturday: mom Mary Lou Retton By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 23, 2019 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Like mother, like daughter! Louisiana State University gymnast McKenna Kelley earned a near-perfect 10 for her floor routine on Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, while her mother — Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton — cheered her on from the stands of the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena. The 22-year-old senior led her team to an overall second-place victory with her score of 9.95, The Times-Picayune reported, which came in the competition’s final floor routine. That’s the third runner-up placement LSU has earned since Kelley joined the team. Retton, 51, looked proud as could be of her daughter as she watched her perform in video captured from the Texas event. She joined the crowd in repeatedly chanting “10” while flashing both hands toward the sky, and later covered her mouth as she teared up at her daughter’s success. UCLA Gymnast Who Scored Perfect 10 Officially Finishes Her College Career with Upbeat Routine It was an especially astonishing return to the top for Kelley, who spent her junior year on the sidelines with a torn Achilles tendon. “I really commend her,” LSU coach D-D Breaux told The Times-Picayune of Kelley. “She’s worked really hard to come back from a serious injury, did two events and was ready to do beam tonight. She has done an amazing job.” Kelley only began pursuing elite gymnastics five years ago at the age of 17, Today reported. That’s the same age Retton was when she retired from the sport in 1985 — a year after she became the first American woman to win the individual all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. McKenna Kelley at the NCAA Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship. Kyle Okita/CSM/Shutterstock Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Olympics. Lionel Cironneau/AP/REX/Shutterstock She still has another year left in it, if she wants it. Having missed the entirety of her junior season due to injury, Kelley is eligible to remain on the LSU team for one more season. Asked if she’ll return, Kelley told The Times-Picayune, “I’m really not sure.” “There’s light peeking through the door,” Kelley said. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I’m thinking about how tonight went. I’m thinking about the group of girls I love. I’m thinking about my senior class. I’m thinking about my body. I’m also thinking about what I could do out of this sport and what this sport has given me.” Meanwhile, in addition to McKenna, Retton has three other daughters with ex-Shannon Kelley: Shayla Rae, 24, Skyla Brae, 19, and Emma Jean, 16.