Rotation VI – Georgia on vault – 49.450 (197.150 – 3rd), LSU on bars – 49.450 (197.325 – 2nd), Stanford – 48.525 on beam (194.700), and Illinois – on floor with a 49.200, 195.700 final team score.
Florida, LSU and Georgia advance to the Super Six. Minnesota is in 4th, followed by Illinois in 5th and Stanford in 6th for Session I.
Florida struggled just a bit on floor with the first gymnast up falling on her second pass (Kiersten Wang). They picked it up on vault with a solid 49.450 and really kicked it to a higher level on bars with a 49.525, closing out on balance beam with a 49.475 to secure the first session’s top score with a 197.775.
LSU struggled with their opening event, balance beam (49.00) but improved on their next rotation by securing a 49.350 on floor. Their highest score of the day was earned on vault (49.500) and they coasted to a 49.475 on the uneven bars with the final two routines hitting a 9.925 (Wyrick) and a 9.95 (Morrison). Team final score: 197.325 for 2nd place in Session I
Georgia was exceptional on their opening event, uneven bars where they scored a 49.500 but they struggled on beam (48.975) and did not hit a big enough score on floor (49.225) or vault (49.450) to stay ahead of LSU in the final rotation or overtake the Gators. But they were solid enough to secure the third spot to advance to the Super Six, where the Dawgs have not been since 2009.