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(GYM) Gators Post 198.050 Best Bama to Earn the 2020 SEC Regular Season Championship +++

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    Florida is SEC Chomp-ions!
    Mary Howard UF
    Special result on a special evening. No. 2 Florida claims the Southeastern Conference title with win over No. 8 Alabama in the 14th Annual Gators Link to Pink meet
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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 2 Florida claims its second consecutive Southeastern Conference gymnastics title with Friday's win over No. 8 Alabama.
    The top two gymnastics teams in league standings met Friday in front of a sellout Exactech Arena crowd. The Gators led the meet from the first rotation and added to the margin to claim the win, 198.05 – 197.45, over the Tide.
    Florida's 198.05 is the nation's No. 5 total of the 2020 season. Half of the nation's top 10 totals of 2020 belong to the Gators.

    TONIGHT'S MEET
    Florida's opening rotation was highlighted by a perfect vault score for senior Sierra Alexander. Her soaring Yurchenko full earned a 9.95 – the vault's maximum value. She took second in the event to Alabama's Lexi Graber's 9.975. Two other Gators scored a 9.90 – Trinity Thomas and Gator sophomore Savannah Schoenherr.
    Little hops on landing kept the Gators from reaching their full potential on the uneven bars. Alabama's Makarri Doggette won the bars title at 9.95. Florida's Amelia Hundley and Thomas shared second at 9.90.

    Florida powered past an early miss in the beam lineup to equal its school-record total of 49.675. Every counting score was a 9.9 or better. The back half of the lineup was stellar, with 9.95s by Rachel Gowey and Thomas. Sophomore Leah Clapper anchored with her collegiate-best 9.975 to claim her first event title.
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    Gators wrangle Crimson Tide, win SEC regular season title
    Noah Ram, Sports Writer Alligator
    Coach Jenny Rowland wasn’t expecting to be doused with confetti, once “We are the Champions” started blaring on the loudspeaker.
    “It was a great surprise,” Rowland said. “I’m very grateful it was confetti and not Gatorade.” Her confetti shower came after Florida clinched its second-consecutive SEC regular season title in its 198.050-197.450 win over Alabama Friday night at the O’Connell Center.

    There was plenty to celebrate in the O’Dome Friday night. UF (8-0, 6-0 SEC) is off to its best start since the 2007 season. Its score of 198.050 was its second-best this season for the team, just behind its performance against LSU on Jan. 24 (198.375). It is the fourth-highest score of any team in the nation this season. “I can’t say enough about the dedication and commitment of this team,” Rowland said. “Everything they’ve been through, how they’ve carried themselves, that’s what I’m most proud of.”

    Florida came out a little slow on the vault, with one exception: Sierra Alexander.
    With Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” playing, the senior, playing in her second-to-last home meet, racked up a new career-high (9.95) to lead the scoring for UF.

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    Women's Gymnastics 2/22/2020 1:23:00 AM Connor Link
    No. 12 UK Posts Three Strong Rotations in Loss to No. 11 UGA

    Mollie Korth earns career-best score on any event with 9.975 vault routine
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Despite trailing on just one of four events as a team, No. 12 Kentucky (6-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) fell 197.050-196.825 to No. 11 Georgia (8-5, 2-2 SEC) on Friday at Memorial Coliseum.
    Senior Mollie Korth led the Wildcats with two event wins on the night and earned the best score of her storied career on the opening rotation.
    "Tonight was simply life in SEC gymnastics," said head coach Tim Garrison, who was honored prior to the meet for surpassing the 100-win mark on his UK career. "We had three strong events and struggled on one. When your opponent has a good day, you lose. We are a good team, but to take the next step, we will need to compete at a high level on all four events consistently."

    No. 12 UK Posts Three Strong Rotations in Loss to No. 11 UGA - University of Kentucky Athletics
     
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    Georgia Tops Kentucky with 197.050

    LEXINGTON, Ky. --- The No. 11 University of Georgia gymnastics team topped No. 12 Kentucky with a 197.050-196.825 win at Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.

     
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    Razorbacks Win Six Titles in Loss to Auburn
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas gymnastics team scored above the 196 mark for the seventh consecutive meet on Friday night and snagged six event titles, but fell short to No.20 Auburn, falling to the Tigers, 196.500-196.025.

    5,224 fans flocked to Barnhill Arena for Women’s Empowerment night on Friday evening, the ninth highest in program history. Since the start of the Wieber era, the Razorbacks have hosted three, top-10 crowds.

    Sophomore Kennedy Hambrick finished the night with scores of 9.900 or higher on three of four events for a 39.500 all-around score, good for her fourth-straight all-around title.
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    The No. 7 University of Minnesota Women's Gymnastics team will travel to Toledo, Ohio for the Big 5s at Elevate the Stage. The Gophers will compete against No. 9 Michigan, No. 24 Maryland, Penn State and Michigan State on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET).

    Minnesota will compete for the Big Ten Regular Season Championship. The Gophers last won the Regular season title in 2016. The Maroon and Gold will start off with a bye and will move to floor - vault - bars - beam. This event will be podium style and held at the Huntington Center.

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    Michigan at Elevate the Stage
    • No. 9 Michigan will travel to Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday (Feb. 22) to battle for the Big Ten regular-season title at the Elevate the Stage meet at Huntington Center.
    • The Wolverines enter the meet with a 7-0 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the Big Ten to tie for first place with Minnesota.
    • The Elevate the Stage meet is in its third year in Toledo and second year as the continuation of the Big Ten's Big Five Meet. Michigan won the meet last year with a season-high 197.750 to defeat Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State and Rutgers, and claim the Big Ten regular-season title. In 2018, U-M tied for first place with Denver, scoring a 196.575 to beat Utah State and Bowling Green.
    • In the victory last season, U-M scored a 49.625 on uneven bars to tie for second best in program history. As a freshman, Natalie Wojcik scored a perfect 10 on vault, a 9.950 on bars and 9.925 on balance beam to win all three events as well as the all-around title with a career-high 39.750 score. Olivia Karas tied for the win on beam and Abby Brenner tied for the win on bars with her career high.
    • Paige Zaziski put on a show for Michigan in 2018, winning the all-around with a 39.575 as well as vault (9.925) and bars (9.900) titles. Brianna Brown won beam with a 9.900.
    • U-M is 17-1 all-time against Maryland with 17 straight wins since its lone loss in 1983. Michigan has won 29 straight against Michigan State and is 74-38 all-time against MSU. The Wolverines are 50-23 against Minnesota with a neutral-site loss last year at Missouri, but won at Elevate the Stage and the Big Ten Championships. U-M has nine consecutive wins over Penn State and is 51-10 all-time against the Nittany Lions.


    Michigan Seeks B1G Regular-Season Crown at Elevate the Stage Meet - University of Michigan Athletics
     
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    Gators win second consecutive league gymnastics trophy
    By Jim Harvin/Special to The Sun
    The Florida gymnastics team certainly made the most of its opportunities Friday.
    The No. 2 Gators not only celebrated breast cancer awareness with their 14th Link to Pink meet, but also wrapped up their second straight SEC regular-season crown with a 198.050-197.450 dual-meet win against No. 8 Alabama.
    Led by sophomore All-American Trinity Thomas, the Gators (9-0, 7-0 SEC) prevailed over the Crimson Tide (4-4-1, 3-2) before a large Exactech Arena crowd and an SEC Network audience.

    Alabama is the third top-10 opponent UF has defeated this season.
    Florida’s score was its second-highest of the season, outdone only by the 198.375 score against LSU.
    “I know the Gators and for many of them this means a lot,” UF coach Jenny Rowland said. “It really is a special night.”
    The meet was close throughout, with UF leading by a mere 1/10 of a point after one event. The Gators expanded the lead to .125 at the midway point, then to .375 after a stellar 49.675 on the balance beam heading into the final event. Florida turned back the Tide on the floor exercise, scoring a 49.575 to finish strong.
    After the final scores were announced, Rowland and the Gators celebrated with confetti.

    Thomas netted her sixth all-around title of the season with a final mark of 39.650, but it came by the slimmest of margins as Alabama’s Lexi Graber was right behind with a 39.625.
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    Saturday, February 22, 2020
    Determined Gators Seized Moment and a Big Trophy
    Scott Carter / UF Senior Writer
    The UF gymnastics team continues to dominate, this time earning the SEC regular-season title with three meets still on the schedule.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – To fully understand the celebratory scene Friday night on the floor of Exactech Arena, you must take a trip to the end of last season. Two moments specifically.
    First, exactly a year ago to the day, the Gators gymnastics team had the same opportunity within its grasp. All the Gators needed to do to claim their first Southeastern Conference regular-season title was beat Georgia at home. Head coach Jenny Rowland took a hands-off approach.

    Instead of drilling what was at stake into her team's psyche, she didn't mention it, taking a business-as-usual mindset into the meet. The Gators lost to the Bulldogs. They recovered the following week at Arkansas to claim the championship, a trophy created in 2017 to honor season-long excellence.

    Still, the memory had not faded for Rowland.
    In the days leading up to No. 2-ranked Florida's victory over eighth-ranked Alabama in front of a sellout crowd, Rowland did a 180. Everyone knew a victory meant a second consecutive league crown. They knew the SEC was sending a trophy in case they won. They definitely knew what happened a year ago. "I laid it all out on the table,'' Rowland said following UF's 198.050-197.450 victory Friday. "Here's an opportunity. What are you going to do with it? That's what we focused on."
    The other inescapable moment from 2019 has been a driving force all season. The Gators underperformed at the NCAA Regional at Oregon State and missed out on the NCAA Championships for the first time in 19 years.
    Determined Gators Seized Moment and a Big Trophy - Florida Gators