The crowd at Pete Maravich Assembly Center rose to its feet when LSU’s McKenna Kelley finished her floor routine. Kelley needed a 9.975 on the routine for the Tigers to win, and she diligently watched the judges with the rest of her teammates as they wrote down her score: 9.875.
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Captain Ahab spends the entirety of the famed 1851 novel Moby Dick attempting to defeat the “white whale.” It’s more of a “white tiger” for the UF gymnastics team.
Two Gators gymnasts got more than just a win to remember Florida’s first meet of 2019 by.
The Florida gymnastics team is ranked No. 3 in the nation, and last Friday night, it showed why.
When the No. 3 Florida Gators take to the O’Connell Center to face off against the Missouri Tigers tonight, they’ll be missing one of their standout gymnasts.
Since UF gymnastics took home the NCAA title three years in a row from 2013-2015, it has made repeated trips deep into the postseason, reaching the Super Six twice.
As it marched out to The Chainsmokers’ “Something Just Like This,” the Florida gymnastics team danced, Gator Chomped and smiled, hyping up the crowd at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on Saturday night with its infectious energy. Even UCLA’s fans participated in the fun, doing the Gator Chomp back to UF as it lined up single file on stage to collect its third-place trophy at the NCAA Super Six team final. There were no signs that the team had just lost a national title to UCLA by .225 of a point.
For the second night in a row, the Gators gymnastics team held the same narrative. Similar to its performance at the NCAA Championships on Friday, it all came down to the floor routine if Florida wanted to stay afloat in the Super Six team finals on Saturday night in St. Louis, Missouri.
In her final pass on floor, freshman Alyssa Baumann carried a heavy burden.
Alicia Boren isn’t one to make predictions.
The SEC Championships on March 24 marked two changes for the Gators gymnastics team.
Right before senior Rachel Slocum stepped up to the mat for her floor routine during the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, teammate Alex McMurtry ran up to her, grabbed her hands and touched her forehead to Slocum’s. Although it only lasted three seconds, the private moment had a clear effect on Slocum, who went on to claim her first floor title as a Gator.
The moment before senior Alex McMurtry landed her final pass on floor, Rec Hall was quiet.
The atmosphere in Florida’s practice gym on Wednesday was as normal as any other day this spring.
After finishing in third place at the SEC Championships on Saturday, the No. 5 Gators gymnastics team is hoping to redeem itself at the NCAA Regional Championships on April 7. The field for the event was announced on Monday afternoon by the NCAA.
Alex McMurtry didn’t show any signs of anxiety as she took a quick breather and rolled her shoulders back for the final pass of her floor routine.
Alyssa Baumann finished her beam routine amongst chants for a 10 from her teammates.
Amelia Hundley is excited for a fresh start heading into postseason action. After competing in 10 regular season meets over the past three months, the sophomore isn’t anxious heading into the SEC Championships on Saturday. She’s ready.