Gymnastics goes into championships with high scores

The University of Alabama gymnastics team took first place at the 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional one Saturday and will advance to the NCAA Championships Semifinals on Friday, April 15 in Ft. Worth, Texas, marking its 34th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance.

Alabama holds an NCAA-best 31 regional titles and six National Championship titles.

The third-ranked Crimson Tide claims a season-high score of 197.750. No. 1 Oklahoma holds a season-high 198.075, and No. 2 LSU holds a season-high 197.925.

Going into the championships, here are Alabama’s season-high scores:

TEAM SCORES

Regular Season

Vault: 49.400 (versus Arkansas and Georgia)

*Uneven Bars: 49.600 (at PSU quad meet)

*Balance Beam: 49.550 (versus West Virginia)

*Floor Exercise: 49.500 (versus Missouri and Georgia)

Overall: 197.550 (versus Georgia)

SEC Championship

*Vault: 49.425

Uneven Bars: 49.550

Balance Beam: 49.275

*Floor Exercise: 49.500

*Overall: 197.750

NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional

Vault: 49.225

Uneven Bars: 49.275

Balance Beam: 49.150

Floor Exercise: 49.475

Overall: 197.125

*Season-high scores overall – regular season and postseason.

The Crimson Tide will compete in the evening sessions of the semifinals, starting at 7 p.m. CT in the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena.

The evening session includes:

No. 1 Oklahoma

No. 12 Nebraska

No. 5 Utah

No. 8 UCLA

No. 4 Alabama

No. 10 California

Also competing at the NCAA Championships during the earlier session are:

No. 2 Florida

No. 16 Minnesota

No. 6 Auburn

No. 18 Stanford

No. 3 LSU

No. 9 Georgia

Six teams will advance to the NCAA Championships Finals the following day.  

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