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    National title aspirations no stretch heading into UF’s 2019 campaign
    River Wells, Alligator Sports Writer
    This year, the No. 3 Gators look to reclaim the magic of that run as they start the season off against Missouri at the O’Connell Center. High expectations for UF gymnastics are not the exception, but the norm, and the team certainly isn’t lacking any firepower to meet it this time around.

    Freshman Class
    Here’s what isn’t different about Florida’s recruiting class: it’s No. 1 in the nation.
    The Gators have had a recruiting class placed within the top two spots in nine of the last 10 seasons, and their 2019 freshman class is its seventh No. 1 placing during that streak.

    Veteran Presence
    While the freshman class for UF is impressive, its returning veterans look to continue the program’s dominance in 2019.

    Sophomore Alyssa Baumann is aiming to replicate the considerable success from her team-awarded “Newcomer of the Year” freshman campaign, which included first-team All-America honors, All-SEC honors and distinction of becoming the second freshman in the school’s history to score a 9.975 on the beam (a feat she pulled off twice).

    National title aspirations no stretch heading into UF’s 2019 campaign
     
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    Gators 2019 Season Starts Friday
    A solid core of returners are joined by the nation's top-ranked freshmen class as the Gators gets the 2019 season started Friday with a home meet versus No. 11 Missouri.

    Mary Howard UF
    About the 2019 Gators:
    The Gators were third in the final NCAA Super Six team championship as the smallest margin (0.2375) in the 26-year history of the team final format decided the top four teams. Starting this season, eight teams advance to the NCAA Championships in Ft. Worth, Texas, with four advancing to the team final.

    Florida returns four with 11 All-America honors earned at the NCAA Championships Alyssa Baumann, Alicia Boren, Rachel Gowey and Amelia Hundley. Among the teams in the 2018 NCAA Super Six team final, two return 20 routines (UCLA and Utah), two return 19 (LSU and Oklahoma), Florida returns 18 and Nebraska brings back 15 competitive routines.

    Bolstering Florida's 2019 lineup options are six freshmen – the most for the Gators since the 2005 season (also six freshmen on 2005 and 2004 rosters). Two bring U.S. National Team credentials, including Trinity Thomas - the only 2019 collegiate who is a member of the current U.S. Senior National Team. In September, Thomas became the fourth gymnast on a collegiate roster (and first since 2011) to earn an international medal when U.S. took team gold at 2018 Senior Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru. Leah Clapper and Sydney Johnson-Sharpf also have competed at U.S. Championship events. Johnson-Sharpf, a member of the 2015-16 U.S. Senior National Team, represented the U.S. at two international assignments.

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    Gymnastics - Story Archives - Florida Gators
    Gators 2019 Season Starts Friday - Florida Gators

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    Georgia Gymnastics
    No. 5 Georgia Hits the Road to Face No. 1 Oklahoma - University of Georgia Athletics
    ATHENS, Ga. --- The fifth-ranked University of Georgia gymnastics team will face the top team in the nation, the Oklahoma Sooners, in the team's first road test of the season on Friday, January 11 at 7:45 ET at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

    After scoring the best opening meet score since 2007 with a 196.600 against Ohio State, the GymDogs are ready to keep pushing.

    A team that competed five gymnasts on three events 21 times throughout the 2018 season, has added tremendous depth to the 2019 lineup with nine freshmen and five returners, four of which earned All-American accolades a season ago.

    BEST OPENING MEET SCORE SINCE 2007
    The GymDogs opened the 2019 season with a 196.600 against Ohio State
    Georgia Gymnastics (@UGAGymnastics) | Twitter


    Kentucky Women's Gymnastics
    Illinois Athletics - University of Illinois
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    Missouri Gymnastics
    No. 11 @MizzouGym Opens SEC Action at Florida on Friday

      • The No. 11 Mizzou gymnastics team continues its 2019 campaign as the team travels to Gainesville, Fla., to face Florida on Friday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. CT. The meet will be televised live on SEC Network with Bart Connor and Kathy Johnson-Clarke on the call.
      • The Tigers jumped to No. 11 in this week's national poll, up eight spots for the team's preseason ranking of 19. Florida is not ranked this week as they did not compete last weekend but were selected No. 3 in the preseason poll.
      • Mizzou also ranks tied for seventh on beam (49.075), tied for eighth on floor (49.050) and 10th on vault (48.950) after one meet.
      • Missouri opened the season with a first-place finish in a quad meet against No. 20 Arizona State, No. 23 Minnesota and UIC on Jan. 4 in Tempe, Ariz. The Tigers scored 195.450 points, ahead of the Sun Devils (195.000), Golden Gophers (194.150) and Flames (193.925).
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    Alabama Gymnastics
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    Arkansas Gymnastics
    Arkansas Prepped For First Road Test

    Devan Lawson Razorbacks sports
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 10 Arkansas gymnastics team will hit the road for the first time this season as it travels to No. 18 Arizona this Saturday. The meet will be the first of four-consecutive road trips for the Gymbacks.


    How They Compare (Season Averages)
    Vault: Arkansas: 48.825, Arizona: 48.750
    Bars: Arizona: 49.100, Arkansas: 48.600
    Beam: Arkansas: 48.975, Arizona: 48.575
    Floor: Arkansas: 49.175, Arizona: 48.325
    Total: Arkansas: 195.575, Arizona: 194.750
    Back In The Top-10
    After the first week of action, the Gymbacks moved up two spots to No. 10 in the Road to Nationals weekly rankings. It’s the Razorbacks earliest season appearance in the polls’ top-10 since 2014.
    Arkansas Prepped For First Road Test

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    Auburn Basketball - Women's Gymnastics
    Raising the bar: No. 17 Auburn to host No. 4 LSU in SEC opener

    AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 17 Auburn gymnastics team is back home this week to kick off SEC play against one of the best teams in the country in No. 4 LSU. The meet is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised live on SEC Network.

    "I hope it's a big crowd," Auburn head coach Jeff Graba said. "We need all the help we can get. It's one of the best teams in the country, and our girls need the energy. I'm just hoping it's a great environment."

    Though LSU has won back-to-back conference championships and is coming off an impressive 196.775 team score in its season opener against California, the Auburn players are treating it like any other meet. They laid a solid foundation in the preseason. This week has been about polishing up their routines and understanding that they can't come out with too much energy on Friday.
    Raising the bar: No. 17 Auburn to host No. 4 LSU in SEC opener - Auburn University Athletics

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    LSU Gymnastics - Home - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
    No. 4 Gymnastics Travels to Take on No. 17 Auburn

    DD Previews the First Road Meet
    “This is a really good opportunity to go on the road and compete in front of a great crowd for the first time,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “Auburn is a difficult place to compete at, and the students bring a lot of energy right on the floor. We want to build off of last week’s performance and just continue to improve.”

    Last Time Out
    The Tigers opened 2019 with a team score of 196.775 to defeat No. 8 Cal inside the PMAC. Senior Lexie Priessman took the vault title with a 9.90 and junior Ruby Harrold won bars with a score of 9.925. Senior Sarah Finnegan swept the remaining beam and floor titles 9.95’s on each event. Finnegan also won the all-around with a final score of 39.675.

    Finnegan Wins SEC Gymnast of the Week Honors
    Finnegan, a five-time SEC Gymnast of the Week honoree in 2018, picked up the top honors in the league once again after one week of competition. With three wins against the Bears, Finnegan pushed her career titles earned for her career to 49 for 10th in school history.
    No. 4 Gymnastics Travels to Take on No. 17 Auburn

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    Oklahoma
    Women's Gymnastics - News - The Official Site of Oklahoma Sooner Sports
    No. 1 OU to Host Top Five Battle with Georgia
    STARTING OFF STRONG
    Oklahoma kicked off opening weekend on a high note, defeating Arkansas 198.050-195.575. The Sooners won at least a share of every event title, with junior Maggie Nichols taking home top marks on vault, beam and the all-around, senior Nicole Lehrmann winning bars and freshman Olivia Trautman taking home the floor title. The Sooners won all four event team titles, including posting the third-best mark in program history on vault with a 49.625.
    BACK ON TOP
    It didn’t take long for the Sooners to move back into the No.1 spot in the nation. With a 198.050 in its opening meet, OU soared into the top spot for the 53rd time since the start of the 2015 season. The mark was a program-best for an opening meet and the Sooners are the only team in NCAA history to break 198 in the first meet of the year. The Sooners now have 19 marks of 198 or better since the 2016 season and 26 overall. No other school has more than 17 in their program history.
    THE ROAD TO FORT WORTH RUNS THROUGH NORMAN
    The Sooners have arguably the toughest home schedule in the nation in 2019 with 2018 NCAA Championships teams Alabama, Florida, Georgia and UCLA making the trek to Norman. Along with Oklahoma, the five teams have combined to win the last 23 NCAA Championships. Florida, Oklahoma and UCLA have combined to win the last five.
    No. 1 OU to Host Top Five Battle with Georgia

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    Penn State
    Women's Gymnastics
    https: @PennStateWGYM
    1/12/18 v Temple & Towson at Boston

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    SEC SEC Gymnastics Clubhouse - Latest Headlines, Standings, Schedule, and Leaders
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    Perennial power Florida opens gymnastics season
    Jim Harvin Gvl Sun
    “It’s a young team,” fourth-year UF head coach Jenny Rowland said. “There’s going to be a lot of ‘new’ out on the competition floor, and there’s still a lot to learn.”

    The 2019 Florida gymnastics team makes its official debut this evening when the third-ranked Gators take on Southeastern Conference foe Missouri at 6:45 p.m. in the Exactech Arena.

    Also on the slate is a road test at Oklahoma, which won the 2016 and 2017 NCAA titles before being edged by UCLA last year by a mere .0375, as well as a season-ending home meet with Penn State.

    “There are definitely a lot of emotions going into this year as a whole and definitely this first meet,” senior and 14-time All-American Alicia Boren said. “I’m really excited to be with this group of girls. They’re all awesome, they have amazing personalities, and they all work so hard.

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    Star gymnast injured, out for season-opener against Missouri
    By River Wells, Alligator Sports Writer
    Alyssa Baumann, the returning sophomore and two-time All-American, fell off the uneven bars during the team’s practice session Thursday. Baumann was transported to Shands Hospital for a precautionary evaluation, but according to team officials, the 2018 All-SEC and All-Freshman gymnast is “sore, but otherwise in good spirits.” Despite the injury’s seemingly pedestrian nature, team officials said that there is currently no timetable for her return.

    Easing the Absence
    With Baumann and Foberg out of the picture, both of whom contributed in two rotations during the team’s appearance in the Super Six, it will be up to the team’s remaining gymnasts to step up on short notice. Baumann is listed as an all-arounder, and she was a 2018 All-American on beam and floor.

    In that regard, senior Alicia Boren can certainly help ease the absence. Boren is a star on the floor, achieving her collegiate best score of 9.95 nine times throughout her career. She also earned Second-Team All-American for her talents on the balance beam last year on top of the floor and all around designations. While Baumann and Boren would usually be a dynamic duo during meets, Boren’s skills on Baumann’s events could well make up for her absence.


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    Carter's Corner: Gators Won't Have Baumann in Opener; Six Freshmen Should Help Fill Void
    Scott Carter UF
    Entering her fourth season in charge of the program, Coach Jenny Rowland has six freshmen on the roster. If that seems a lot, well, you're right.

    "I don't think I've ever had six freshmen come to be part of a team at one time,'' Rowland said. "A lot of new."

    The newcomers have come from all over to be part of a program that for the first time since Rowland took over, has no holdovers from the teams that won three consecutive national titles from 2013-15.

    All-American Alex McMurtry's departure is the biggest loss from a year ago, but senior standout Alicia Boren, a fan favorite at the O'Dome, is back for a final go-round.

    "She is the best she has ever been,'' Rowland said of the 4-foot-11 Boren, who is from Franklin Lakes, N.J. "I know she has a lot to give and show this year."

    Carter's Corner: Gators Won't Have Baumann in Opener; Six Freshmen Should Help Fill Void - Florida Gators
     
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    Not a great first rotation. Gonna be tough without Baumann
     
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    Very nice bars rotation...49.5! Great score for the first meet! Gators lead at the halfway point, 98.425-98.125
     
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    49.4 on beam. Very impressive, especially with Baumann out of the lineup. Gators lead 147.825-147.325 after three rotations!
     
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    Wow, what a young Gator team. After the vault they really did quite well I thought. It should be fun watching the progression and rotations. Always miss our past great qymnasts but here we go with another new group of young ladies that will do Gatornation proud by the looks of it.
     
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    Lil shaky to start but them girls finished strong go gators
     
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    Tons of young talent and depth.

    One freshman did all around, 3 others competed, we were without Baumann, started a little nervous, and they still had the 2nd highest score in the nation this year.

    Should be a fun year.