FORT WORTH, Texas – The Gators competed in the NCAA gymnastics team finals at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on Saturday.
- Highest team total ever on an NCAA championship site.
- Florida’s best three-event total in NCAA Team Finals action.
- Individual Score Leaders for Saturday’s competition in two events – trinity thomas 10.0 (Vault), Kayla Diserro & Lian Wong 9.975 (uneven bar)
The Gators’ total is 198.2375, just short of Oklahoma’s win total of 198.3875. The Sooners equaled his NCAA team final record total for the second time since 2017 and won his sixth NCAA title for the second year in a row.
Florida’s 198.2375 is the fifth-highest record in the team’s 30-year history of the final form, which began in 1993.
Utah was third on Saturday (197.9375), followed by Louisiana (197.525).
“The Gators left everything on the floor tonight. They couldn’t ask for anything more. This is what we talk about every day. Don’t regret it. From day one of this season. , this team was very intentional ‘given everything they had’, says Florida head coach Jenny Rowland Said. “Tonight’s competition was absolutely incredible. Amazing, crazy, incredible gymnastics and he could have won the national championship tonight if he had four of these teams. prize.
“I am so honored and grateful to be here tonight with this incredible team of 17 athletes. I have a lot to think about.”
Four of the eight narrowest margins of victory in the event’s 41-year history have come in four of the last five team finals, including a slight advantage of 0.15 OU today. increase.
Meeting this afternoon:
Sloane Blakely Started the Gators with a 9.9 on the balance beam. This was the first of his four 9.9-plus beams for the Gators as the UF opened the match with his 49.525. Sophomore Riley McCusker and Lian Wong They led the Gators with marks of 9.9375 and 9.9125 respectively.freshman Kayla Diserro I also posted 9.9.
With Super Seniors alone, the floor score was solid, but not spectacular Rachel Bauman DiCello reached the 9.90 mark.
At the halfway point, Florida trailed the Sooners by .250.
Saturday was a great time of the season, and the Gators did just that on vault. That total was UF’s highest of the season, leading all teams in Saturday’s event.super senior trinity thomas started the competition in the first 10.0 of the day. This was his 10.0 and tied for his 28th place in the NCAA all-time scoring record.
Wong started the vault lineup with 9.9125 and DiCello also scored 9.90.
Heading into the final rotation, Florida trailed OU by 0.1875. The Gators set his NCAA Finals uneven bars at his 49.7125 height, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap. Similar to the Gators, the Sooners finished with the highest team total of the day in the finishing event as OU posted a 49.675 on the floor exercises.
All Gators scored 9.9 or better in Saturday’s bar rotation. That his 49.7125 included his nearly perfect pair of 9.975 by DiCello and Wong. Blakely and McCusker started in 9.925 seconds each to cement the lineup. Thomas’s 9.9125 also headed his UF bar total.
|uneven bars||Kayla Diserro||florida||9.975|
|Balance beam||Maile O’Keeffe||Utah||10.00|
|floor exercise||Jordan Bowers||Oklahoma||9.95|
Trinity Thomas Shares NCAA 10.0 Record
In the final match of her epic gator career, trinity thomas At 28, he joined the ranks of sports legendsth 10.0.
She currently shares the all-time lead with 28, set by Kentucky’s Jenny Hansen (1993-96) and matched by UCLA’s Jamie Duncher (2001-04).
|NCAA Career 10.0 Leader|
|Jenny Hansen||kentucky||1993-96||twenty two||1||Five||28|
|Five.||Maggie Nichols||Oklahoma||2017-20||9||Four||7||2||twenty two|
|Kyla Ross||UCLA||2017-20||Five||11||Four||2||twenty two|
|7.||Kim Arnold||Georgia||1995-98||14||1||6||twenty one|
|Karin Richie||Georgia||January 1998||9||8||1||3||twenty one|
Of the three at the top of the Career 10.0 list, Thomas is the only one with a GymSlam, posting a 10.0 in each event. Her 10.0 at her NCAA team final vault Saturday marked her fifth career her gym her slam as she recorded at least five of her 10.0s on each of the four apparatus. rice field.
Of the 13 gymnasts in NCAA history to complete a gym slam, Thomas is one of only three to score 10.0 on each apparatus, enough to record multiple gym slams.
- trinity thomas – Florida (5)
- Kyla Ross – UCLA (2)
- Maggie Nichols – Oklahoma (2)
Gator performance notes:
- Florida submitted four totals, the highest in program history, at the NCAA Finals competition.
- Team total: 198.2375 (previous high: 198.175 in 2014 NCAA Super Six)
- Vault: 49.575 – also a season high (previous high: 49.50 in the 2013 NCAA Super Six)
- Rugged Bar: 49.7125 (previous high: 49.60 in the 2014 NCAA Super Six).Also, a total of 3 bars in NCAA Team Finals Action
- Balance Beam: 49.525 (all-time high: 49.50 in the 2014 NCAA Super Six)
- trinity thomas is 13th The gymnast – and for the first time since 2012 – scored 10.0 in the NCAA team vault final. She is her second gator on that list, as Susan Hines scored her 10.0 in her 1998 NCAA Super Six Her Action. Hines was in the stands on Saturday to support the Gators.
- A gymnast has won 10.0 or 9.975 12 times in NCAA Team Finals competition on uneven bars. Gator has five of them.
- Best of today’s colleges:
to the next:
The NCAA Championship concludes the 2023 collegiate gymnastics season. Six will join the Gators next season.
Florida signed Gaby Disidor, Skyler Drazer and Anya Pilgrim in the fall. Sky He also signed with the Gators, but is postponing registration until the fall of 2024 to qualify for his team at the 2024 United States Olympics. In February, the Gators announced that the Sunshine State pair, Alyssa Arana and Cary Bluffstone, will also join her 2024 squad. Earlier this month, the Gators signed Daniel Ferris, who will graduate high school early and join UF this fall.
“We’ve got a group of really passionate, gritty, gymnast-loving, Gators-loving freshmen coming in, and we know they’re a perfect fit for the 2024 team,” Rowland said.
|Florida at the NCAA Championship – NCAA Team Finals
final team total
|15 April 2023 – Dickies Arena|