Here are some notes about the first NCAA Title from the Gym-Gators.
? Florida claims its first NCAA Gymnastics Championship. The Gators did claim the final AIAW National Team title in 1982 (transition year between AIAW and NCAA competition for women’s athletics).
? The gymnastics team won the University of Florida’s 30th National Title (28 NCAA and 2 AIAW).
? Florida wins its first NCAA title in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. In 1997, it was UCLA who won its first NCAA title in Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
? The team starting NCAA Super Six competition on balance beam has won the NCAA title only three times (Utah 1995, Georgia 2005 and Florida 2013) in the 21-year history of the Super Six format.
? Florida is the fifth team to claim the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship, joining Alabama, UCLA, Georgia and Utah. That is the fewest number of different teams to claim the national crown among the 13 sports challenging for national titles since the NCAA began fielding women’s championships in the 1981-82 season.
? This is the 20th time the No. 1 seed won the title in the 32-year history of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships.
? Florida’s 49.725 is a record for NCAA Championships’ floor exercise competition.
? Florida’s 49.475 on beam is the lowest event score by a Super Six winning team since Utah’s beam total of 48.30 in 1994.
? Alaina Johnson’s 9.95 as the anchor of Florida’s uneven bars lineup matched her season best. The eight-time All-American missed eight meets prior to NCAA Regionals with a stress reaction and stress fracture of lower back.
? Bridget Sloan’s all-around total of 39.75 tonight equals her collegiate-best for the third time this season. It equals the sixth highest all-around total in Super Six history. Her 9.95 on beam also shares the highest ever in NCAA Super Six competition.
? Kytra Hunter’s 9.975 shares No. 8 on the Super Six floor score chart, behind seven 10.0s.
Gator Gymnastics NC
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