Surrounded by the crowd and with the last remaining bastion of UF gymnasts cheering her on, senior Alicia Boren took to the floor mat one last time.
Eleven UF gymnasts walked off the mat for the last time this year when Florida’s gymnastics team was shockingly eliminated from the NCAA Championships at the NCAA Corvallis Regional in Oregon.
When sophomore Megan Skaggs fell from the beam during the Gators gymnastics team’s first routine of the night, she had no reason to panic. Her score was set to be washed away from the memory of the crowd as the likely drop score, and the routine wouldn’t suffer from the error.
Before the NCAA Corvallis Regional in Corvallis, Oregon, SEC Freshman of the Year Trinity Thomas said she was “more excited than nervous.”. After a 9.650 on the vault to start the meet, however, it seemed as if she was far more nervous than excited.
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