Gators gymnast Kayla DiCello became the 2023 Pan American Games all-around champion. She’s the first United States woman to win an all-around gold at the Pan Am Games since 2011.
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Florida freshman Kayla DiCello announced via Twitter she will take a gap year to pursue her goal of the 2024 Olympics.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (29-5, 6-1 SEC) finished second in the National Final with a score of 198.2375. The Oklahoma Sooners (25-2, 3-0 Big 12) finished in first with a 198.3875. The Utah Utes (12-3, 5-2 PAC-12) and Louisiana State Tigers (8-5, 4-3 SEC) finished third and fourth with scores of 197.9375 and 197.5250, respectively.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (26-4, 6-1 SEC) will advance to the Women's Gymnastics National Championship after they finished second in Session One of the National Semifinal with a score of 197.400. The Louisiana State Tigers (8-5, 4-3 SEC) finished in first with a 197.4750.
Despite Thomas’ devastating injury, the Gators prevailed and moved on to the semifinals of the NCAA Championship. Florida advanced forward in their region but settled for second place — behind only the California Golden Bears — in its first meet without Thomas.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (22-2, 6-1 SEC) competed in the NCAA Pittsburgh Regional Final Round Friday against the No. 7 California Golden Bears (17-2-2, 4-1-2 PAC-12), the No. 10 Michigan State Spartans (24-4, 8-1 Big 10) and the No. 15 Arizona State Sun Devils (7-6, 4-3 PAC-12).
The No. 2 Florida Gators (12-1, 6-1 SEC) competed in the NCAA Pittsburgh Regional Second Round Friday against No. 15 Arizona State (7-6, 4-3 PAC-12), No. 24 Maryland (17-8, 2-7 Big-10) and Penn State (11-9, 3-6 Big-10).
Thomas earned the title of Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Year, and DiCello was named SEC Freshman of the Year. The Gators’ accolades come less than a week after their SEC title win.
The No. 3 Florida Gators (12-2, 6-1 SEC) competed in session two of the Southeastern Conference Championship March 18 against the No. 6 Louisiana State Tigers (8-5, 4-3 SEC), No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats (10-3, 5-2 SEC) and No. 10 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-5, 4-4 SEC).
The No. 3 Gators (12-2, 6-1 SEC) competed in a four-team meet against the No. 25 Washington Huskies (6-11, 0-6 Pac-12), North Carolina State Wolfpack (12-8, 8-4 ACC) and Texas Woman’s Owls (8-12, 0-0).
The No. 2 Florida Gators (8-2, 5-1 SEC) lost on the road Friday against Oklahoma (12-0, 3-0 Big 12) inside the Lloyd Noble Center. Florida came into the meet favored after its impressive finish against then-No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats, but the team failed to match up.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (9-1, 6-1 SEC) beat the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats (7-3, 4-2 SEC) to become SEC champions for the fifth season in a row. Florida’s 198.150-point score — its second-highest score of the 2023 season — surpassed the Wildcats’ score of 197.575 to give UF the SEC title.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (9-1, 6-1 SEC) competed at home against Kentucky (7-3, 4-2 SEC) for the Gators’ senior night. Florida finished with 198.150 — its second-highest score of the 2023 season — to defeat the Wildcats, who finished with a score of 197.575.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (8-1, 5-1 SEC) lost on the road Friday against LSU (3-5, 3-3 SEC) inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Florida came into the meet favored after its impressive finish against the then-No. 15 Missouri Tigers, but the team failed to match up.
The No. 3 Florida Gators (8-0, 5-0 SEC) competed at home against Missouri (4-3, 1-3 SEC) for the Gators’ Link to Pink event. Florida finished with a season-high score of 198.350 to defeat Missouri, which finished with a score of 196.625.
The undefeated No. 2 Gators (7-0, 4-0 SEC) hit the road Friday to take on Arkansas (2-3, 1-3 SEC) inside Bud Walton Arena.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (6-0, 3-0 SEC) have secured five out of their six wins at home in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, including their victory over the Bulldogs Jan. 27.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (6-0) competed at home against Georgia (5-4) Friday night for the Gators’ alumni night. The Gators finished with a score of 197.900, edging out Georgia, which finished with a score of 196.850.
The No. 2 Florida Gators (5-0, 2-0 SEC) hit the road Friday to take on Alabama (2-1, 1-1 SEC) inside Coleman Coliseum after their exhilarating finish against the No. 5 Auburn Tigers. Florida came into the meet heavily favored, and the team lived up to its lofty expectations.