ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia claimed its fourth straight team title with a score of 197.450 at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships held at Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum. The University of Utah was second at 197.125 and Stanford University was third at 196.750.
The University of Florida placed fourth with a score of 196.700, and Louisiana State University finished fifth and the University of Alabama finished sixth with scores of 196.350 and 196.125, respectively.
Georgia is now tied with Utah for the most overall NCAA titles at nine. Georgia also is the first school to win four straight team titles since Utah claimed five from 1982-86.
On Thursday, UCLA senior Tasha Schwikert claimed her second-career NCAA all-around title, edging Utah’s Ashley Postell, 39.600 to 39.550. In a four-way tie for third with scores of 39.525 were Georgia’s Katie Heenan and Tiffany Tolnay, Utah’s Kristina Baskett and Florida’s Melanie Sinclair.
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NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships
University of Georgia
1. University of Georgia, 197.450
2. University of Utah, 197.125
3. Stanford University, 196.750
4. University of Florida, 196.700
5. Louisiana State University, 196.350
6. University of Alabama, 196.125
1. Tasha Schwikert, UCLA, 39.600
2. Ashley Postell, University of Utah, 39.550
T3. Katie Heenan, University of Georgia, 39.525
T3. Tiffany Tolnay, University of Georgia, 39.525
T3. Kristina Baskett, University of Utah, 39.525
T3. Melanie Sinclair, University of Florida, 39.525