Florida Gators gymnastics advances to NCAA regional final

Special report on the Florida Gators gymnastics team:

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Friday was a positive first step for Florida gymnastics in the new national qualification process.

Top-seeded Florida’s 197.50 was the NCAA Corvallis Regional’s top team score of Friday’s two semifinal sessions. Denver, the No. 2 seed for the Corvallis Regional, won Friday’s first semifinal at 196.975.

Now Florida is among the four-team field for Saturday’s NCAA Regional final. The top two teams Saturday advance to the NCAA Championships, set for April 19-20 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The top two teams from each of Friday’s semifinals move ahead to Saturday’s NCAA Corvallis Regional Final.

Team

Score

Team

Score

Semi I

Denver

196.975

Semi II

Florida

197.500

Boise State

196.225

Oregon State

197.125

Florida in Friday’s Semifinal II:
Florida drew the Olympic rotation for Friday’s semifinal round. The Gators were led on vault by two equaling their collegiate bests – freshman Savannah Schoenherr won the day’s vault title at 9.90 and junior Sierra Alexander shared second (9.875).

Three Gators posted marks of 9.9 or better on the next rotation. Freshman Trinity Thomas shared the day’s uneven bars title at 9.925, while Amelia Hundley and Megan Skaggs each earned 9.90s to share fourth.

Florida equaled the meet’s team high balance beam total with its 49.50 Friday. Senior Alicia Boren equaled her collegiate best of 9.95 to share the day’s beam win. Florida’s Alyssa Baumann and Skaggs also posted beam marks of 9.90 to tie for fourth overall.

Five was enough for Florida in Friday’s floor competition. The Gators used only five gymnasts in its floor rotation to post the day’s top floor team total of 49.50 and each of those five marks ranking among Friday’s top eight floor scores with both sessions combined. Thomas shared the floor win at 9.95, while Boren and Nya Reed were among a tie for fourth at 9.90.

In the day’s all-around, Boren was third (39.475), with Skaggs (39.45) and Thomas (39.40) taking fourth and fifth, respectively.

Follow the Gators Saturday:
2019 NCAA Corvallis Regional Competition Schedule
Gill Coliseum * Corvallis, Ore.

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UB

BB

FX

April 6 Final

10 pmET

Oregon St

Boise St.

Florida

Denver

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National Rank:
Florida is No. 4 in the March 25 Road to Nationals poll<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__roadtonationals.com_results_standings_season_2019_11_0_5&d=DwIFAg&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=6MG06PG_fwpe7ULfewi6NrFR2j_4ngNZtgGHhDCeRY0&m=ptucf_OI1_SAvPdBoJSRD-t620WW9CoXw43EG037n0I&s=CPXNSHdAVaJjcTs5qPvOacwqDReqyEtuAZsfvJm2Lq4&e=>.

Up Next:

Florida looks for a top-two finish in Saturday’s NCAA Corvallis Regional final to advance to the NCAA Championships, set for April 19-20 in the Fort Worth Convention Center<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ncaa.com_championships_gymnastics-2Dwomen_nc&d=DwIFAg&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=6MG06PG_fwpe7ULfewi6NrFR2j_4ngNZtgGHhDCeRY0&m=ptucf_OI1_SAvPdBoJSRD-t620WW9CoXw43EG037n0I&s=R84R_AZUUrmqmdpGz6WW5aCu0X-oejrNpKFyONulNUk&e=>.

No. 4 Florida at NCAA Corvallis Region Semifinal II
Final Team Totals

April 5, 2019 – Gill Coliseum (3,996)

Team

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Total

Florida

49.075

49.425

49.500

49.500

197.500

Oregon State

49.075

49.300

49.500

49.250

197.125

Stanford

48.900

48.950

49.000

49.225

196.075

Iowa

48.600

48.025

49.000

49.150

194.775

NCAA Corvallis Region Semifinal I

Team

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Total

Denver

48.950

49.325

49.475

49.225

196.975

Boise State

48.850

49.275

49.000

49.100

196.225

Washington

48.900

48.725

49.050

49.225

195.900

Southern Utah

48.575

48.850

48.850

49.075

195.350

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