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(GYM) Gators' Performance Perfect Way to Enter Postseason + older Gym Merged Threads

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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Gators' Performance Perfect Way to Enter Postseason
    Ethan Hughes, FloridaGators.com Intern

    The UF gymnastics team turned up the intensity in an inspiring regular-season finale Friday night
    A week after claiming the program's first SEC regular-season championship, No. 3 UF put the finishing touches on a strong regular season with arguably its most complete meet of the year in a win over No. 25 Penn State on Friday night. The Gators' 198.025 tied for their highest score in 2019 (Oklahoma on Feb. 1 was the other).

    Florida (7-2) turned in a clean performance against the Nittany Lions (5-8), with no falls or major hops on dismounts. The only exception was junior Amelia Hundley's fall on floor exercise, but her 9.125 was dropped as the lowest score. The Gators had the three highest individual scores on every event but the uneven bars.

    "I mentioned taking a bigger jump this spring break and having us make a big turnaround and a big change in whatever it needed to be, whether it was outside of the gym, inside of the gym, we need to pay attention to the details, and that definitely showed tonight," senior Alicia Boren said.
    Gators' Performance Perfect Way to Enter Postseason - Florida Gators


    Payton Richards Signs with Gator Gymnastics Team

    Mary Howard UF
    Three-time Junior Olympic Level 10 gymnastics champion Payton Richards is the newest Gator.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three-time Junior Olympic Level 10 champion Payton Richards joins the Gator gymnastics team for the 2020 season, Gator head coach Jenny Rowland announced Wednesday.

    Richards shared the 2017 Junior Olympics Senior A balance beam title. In 2016 J.O. Junior E competition, Richards won the all-around title and claimed the beam win. She finished among the top four all-arounders in the last three J.O. Nationals.

    "We are so excited to welcome Payton Richards to our Gator family. "Not only is she extremely talented, but a super consistent athlete as well. We look forward to seeing her shine on all the events. She's definitely going to be a contender in the all-around beginning in her freshman year."

    Payton Richards Signs with Gator Gymnastics Team - Florida Gators
     
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    Anyone know about Mckusker or Hurd? Weren’t they supposed to be in this class?
     
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    Kind of get the feeling they may have surpassed the college thing.....ala Raisman and Hernandez
     
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    Gators No. 3 on NACGC Preseason Poll

    The 2019 season promises to be challenging as the Gators face half of the teams ranked in the preseason top six and five top-10 teams.

    Mary Howard UF Athletics

    The top five 2019 preseason poll positions mirror the 2018 NCAA Super Six team final results – No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 Louisiana State and No. 5 Utah.

    The first eight Florida opponents rank among the preseason top 20, including home dates versus No. 7 Georgia (Feb. 22), No. 10 Kentucky (Jan. 25) and No. 14 Auburn (Feb. 8). The Gators face half of the top six preseason teams on the road – No. 2 Oklahoma (Feb. 1), No. 4 LSU (Jan. 18) and No. 6 Alabama (Feb. 15). Other preseason ranked Gator opponents include at No. 12 Arkansas (March 1) and the 2019 season opens Jan. 11 with a home meet versus No. 19 Missouri.

    Joining the Gators are six freshmen, including current U.S. Senior National Team member Trinity Thomas. Leah Clapper and Sydney Johnson-Scharpf also competed at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, with Johnson-Scharpf earning a spot on 2015-16 U.S. Senior National Team. Nya Reed, Savannah Schoenherr and Halley Taylor all competed at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships. Schoenherr finished her J.O. career by winning the 2018 J.O. uneven bars title.


    Gators No. 3 on NACGC Preseason Poll - Florida Gators
     
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    Anyone know what happened with Hurd and Mccusker?
     
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    Florida’s Alex McMurtry To Receive NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award
    Florida gymnast Alex McMurtry is among the 2019 Today's Top 10 Award recipients. The award is one the NCAA's top individual honors.
    Mary Howard UF Athletics
    McMurtry is among the 2019 NCAA Today's Top 10 Award honorees. The award recognizes student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Recipients completed their athletics eligibility during the 2017-18 academic year and will be recognized at the Honors Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Orlando, Fla.

    Here's a quick look at McMurtry's accomplishments during her Florida career:

    Success in Sport:

    • Four-time NCAA champion (2015 team; 2017 all-around, uneven bars; 2018 vault)
    • One of 10 in NCAA history to record a 'GymSlam' – a 10.0 in each apparatus
    • Shares every Florida event record, including all-around (39.825). Shares NCAA Championships' semifinal all-around record (39.8125) and shares NCAA Super Six uneven bars record (10.0)
    • 2017 Honda Award recipient for gymnastics
    • Southeastern Conference Gymnast of 2017 and 2018 SEC Event Specialist Gymnast of Year
    • Six-time SEC champion (2018 vault, uneven bars; 2017 all-around, floor exercise; 2016 beam, 2015 vault) – one of three in the 38-year history of SEC gymnastics to complete a 'SEC Slam' (a title in each of the five events)
    • 22-time All-American (14 NCAA / 8 NACGC Regular Season) and four-time All-SEC

    Success in Academics:


    Florida’s Alex McMurtry To Receive NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award - Florida Gators
     
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    Alex is one of my favorite Gator athletes ever. Great athlete, great student and seems to be an all around great person. Very happy for her
     
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    Can't wait for the season to start. Gymnastics is one of the reasons I LOVE the SECN. It's become a Friday night tradition in our house to watch the Gator gymnastic meets.
     
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    amen!
    we have season tix and go to all the home games & watch the away meets on SECN
    I added some new links for twitter and the school gym news sites, check it out, gym is very good about social media feeds you may enjoy

    (GYM) UF Gymnastics 2019 Schedule + Links
    (GYM) - UF Gymnastics 2019 Schedule + Links | Swamp Gas Forums
     
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    and baseball fan to boot, had a chance for A Brief chat with her and Rachel Slocum at a game in he spring
     
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