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(GYM) Coach Rowland and the Gators head back to Auburn (Alligator Feature)

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    Coach Rowland and the Gators head back to Auburn
    Noah Ram, Alligator Sports Writer
    Jenny Rowland will always remember that date.
    On May 9, 2015, the current Florida coach left her post as associate head coach at Auburn to become the seventh head coach in Gators gymnastics history.

    She has made two visits back to the Plains since leaving. In 2016, No. 1 UF defeated No. 8 Auburn by slightly over a point (197.075-195.900). Two years later, No. 5 Florida got past No. 17 AU 197.40-197.

    On Friday night, Rowland will return to the Cotton State for the third time when the No. 2 Gators face the seventh-ranked Tigers. The meet will commence at 8:30 p.m. in Auburn Arena and can be seen on the SEC Network.
    On Wednesday, Rowland spoke on her feelings about returning.
    “I don’t know if it means more,” she said. “But it is always an emotional trip but in a good way.”

    Rowland said that she continues to remain grateful for the time she spent there.
    “Roots were laid there and (I’m) really thankful for that opportunity,” she said. “Without that opportunity and stepping stone in my career, I definitely would not be here where I am today.”

    Rowland did create some impressive roots in her five years at Auburn.
    In her final season at AU, she won the 2015 National Assistant Coach of the Year as she helped lead the Tigers to their first NCAA Super Six appearance in 22 years.

    Rowland had some massive shoes to fill when she arrived in Gainesville. She was replacing UF legend Rhonda Faehn, who coached from 2003-2015 and led the team to National Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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    I’ve lived in Alabama for nearly 40 years and this is the first time I’ve seen it referred to as the “cotton state.” “Heart of Dixie” is more appropriate
     
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