LINCOLN, Neb., April 17, 2009 – The University of Georgia won its fifth consecutive NCAA team title and 10th overall at the 2009 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, held at the University of Nebraska’s Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. The NCAA Championships conclude Saturday, April 18, with the individual event finals at 6 p.m. CT.
Georgia earned a total of 197.825 after scoring a 49.625 on vault, a 49.425 on uneven bars, a 49.200 on balance beam and a 49.575 on floor exercise. The University of Alabama finished second with a 197.575 and the University of Utah placed third with a 197.425. Rounding out the final three spots were the University of Florida, University of Arkansas and Louisiana State University, respectively, with scores of 196.725, 196.475 and 196.375. Georgia posted the day’s high scores on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise, with Alabama topping the field on balance beam with a 49.325.
2004 Olympic team silver-medalist Courtney Kupets, who won her third career all-around title on the first day of competition, led Georgia with scores of 10.00 on vault and uneven bars and 9.950 on balance beam and floor exercise. She will compete on all four events during the individual event finals.
Tickets are available by phone at 1-800-8BIGRED (1-800-824-4733) or 402-472-3111, or online at www.huskers.com. Single-session tickets are $12 per adult for reserved seating and $10 per adult for general admission for Saturday’s individual event finals. Single-session tickets are $5 for youth/senior citizen, and admission is free for children younger than 2 years old.
2009 National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships
University of Nebraska
Bob Devaney Sports Center
April 17, 2009
Day two of three
Super Six (team) finals
1. University of Georgia, 197.825
2. University of Alabama, 197.575
3. University of Utah, 197.425
4. University of Florida, 196.725
5. University of Arkansas, 196.475
6. Louisiana State University, 196.375