Team; Happy Gators 2023 Gators Gymnastics University of Florida March 18, 2023 – Southeastern Conference Championship meet No. 3 Florida 198.425 No. 10 Alabama 197.925 No. 6 LSU 197.800 No. 8 Kentucky 197.675 No. 12 Auburn 197.100 No. 17 Missouri 197.000 No. 16 Arkansas 196.825 No. 18 Georgia 196.600

No. 2 Gators Gymnastics Set to Open 2024 Season

The preseason No. 2-ranked Florida gymnastics team is set to open its season Friday in the Exactech Arena. The Gators will host a quad against Fisk, George Washington and Talladega College. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the meet will start at 6:45.

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Fisk

Fisk University is a highly ranked HBCU and the oldest institution of higher education in Nashville. It was the first HBCU to have a women’s gymnastics team (2023).

Fisk’s head coach, Corrinne Wright Tarver, is the first Black gymnast to win the NCAA all-around; she did so in 1989.

Last season, as far as SEC competition goes, Fisk did play away at Georgia in a battle of the Bulldogs. Fisk fell 196-190.

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George Washington

George Washington brings a lot to the table with a No. 2 Eastern Atlantic Gymnastics League preseason ranking and 13 returners.

Four of those 13 are 2023 All-EAGL honorees in Kendall Whitman, Annaliese Silverman, Rachel Katz and Sarah Zois.

GWU won the EAGL Championship in 2022.

https://twitter.com/GW_Gymnastics/status/1744409686982443358

Talladega College

This meet will actually be Talladega’s program debut.

The Tornadoes inaugural roster consists of 11 freshman, two sophomores, one junior, one senior and one fifth-year senior.

Coach Aja Sims-Fletcher is an Alabama gymnastics alum.

Talladega will travel to compete against Fisk again Monday in Nashville.

2023 Gators

Florida made its 39th NCAA Championship appearance last season, finishing runner-up to Oklahoma.

The Gators swept their way to an SEC Championship, led by Kayla DiCello, Leanne Wong and, of course, Trinity Thomas.

Thomas, Florida’s all-time leader for event and all-around wins, will be with the team in a student assistant coach role for the 2024 season.

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2024 Gators

Florida is coming in with high expectations considering the way last season ended. And considering the fact the 17-member roster includes six returning All-Americans.

The roster also includes six freshman whom make up the program’s second-highest incoming class ever. Gators coach Jenny Rowland spoke on the six signees and what they’re going to bring to the table for this team early on:

They’ll open SEC play Jan. 19 at Auburn.

https://twitter.com/GatorsGym/status/1735389194485158216

The SEC Championships are scheduled for March 23 in New Orleans.

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