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Gator Gymnastics Places Third in SEC Championship

The Gator Gymnastics team finished in third place at Saturday’s SEC Championship. The final four top scores were as follows:

  • LSU: 197.40
  • Alabama: 196.975
  • Florida: 196.825
  • Kentucky: 196.55

Event Winners

The Gators earned at least partial titles in all four rotations. Freshman Alyssa Baumann scored 9.975 on beam. This was her collegiate-best score. Baumann also earned All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman awards. Florida’s overall score on beam was 49.550 and led the meet.

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Florida performed well on vault, with senior Alex McMurtry scoring at the top. A nearly-perfect 9.975 earned her the event title. The Gators scored a 49.475 in this rotation. Halfway through the meet, Florida had the lead.

On uneven bars, McMurtry and sophomore Amelia Hundley were standouts. Each earned All-SEC honors in this event. The Gators overall score on uneven bars was a 49.400.

The floor rotation was what ending up hurting the Gators the most. Junior Alicia Boren earned the event title with a 9.90. However, McMurtry and freshman Megan Skaggs each fell in their routines. This caused a significant drop in the Gators score for this rotation, earning a 48.400.

What’s Next

The NCAA Regional Championship is April 7. There are six location sites. Teams will be assigned to locations on March 26. NCAA.com will post the locations at 4 p.m.

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