Gymnastics Moves to No. 2 in National Rankings

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
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Gymnastics Moves to No. 2 in National Rankings

BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team posted the second-highest score in the nation last week against Georgia, and the Tigers were rewarded by jumping up one spot to No. 2 in the national rankings released Monday by GymInfo.

LSU (7-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) tallied a 198.075 to beat Georgia on Friday, and that score boosted the Tigers to a 197.315 season average.

Oklahoma remained No. 1 with a 197.579 after earning a 198.150 on Friday at Iowa State.

LSU’s 198.075 marked the second-best score in school history and the third time the Tigers have eclipsed 198 in history.

LSU also checked in at No. 2 nationally in the bars, beam and floor rankings, and the Tigers stayed put at No. 6 in the vault standings.

LSU owns the highest beam and floor scores in the nation after tallying a 49.625 in both events against Georgia. The Tigers’ 49.600 on bars against Iowa in the season opener remains the second-highest bars total nationally.

After scoring the nation’s highest all-around total with a career-high 39.825 against Georgia, Rheagan Courville moved up three spots to No. 3 in the all-around rankings with a 39.550 season average. Courville also ranks second nationally on bars with a 9.945 average, eighth on vault with a 9.920 average and 10th on beam at 9.865.

Jessie Jordan, who missed the Georgia meet after suffering an injury in warmups, remained fourth in the all-around standings with a 39.519 average. She is also No. 3 in the beam rankings with a 9.894 average, No. 8 on floor at 9.90 and No. 9 on bars (9.881).

Lloimincia Hall ranks second on floor with a 9.925 average, Ashleigh Gnat is 14th nationally on beam at 9.858 and Randii Wyrick is 23rd on bars at 9.860.

It will be a Top 10 matchup for the second straight week as Auburn ranks ninth in the standings. LSU will take on Auburn at 7 p.m. CT Friday in Auburn Arena. The meet will be televised live on SEC Network, and live audio will also be available free of charge on www.LSUsports.net/live.

For the most up-to-date information on LSU gymnastics, visit www.LSUsports.net/gymnastics. Fans can also connect with the Tigers via the team’s social media outlets: www.Facebook.com/lsugym, @LSUgym on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and www.YouTube.com/lsugymnastics.

GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25
Feb. 9, 2015

Rank, Team, Season Average
1. Oklahoma 197.579
2. LSU 197.315
3. Utah 197.195
4. Florida 197.145
5. Michigan 196.970
6. Alabama 196.765
7. Nebraska 196.375
8. Georgia 196.079
9. Auburn 196.065
10. Oregon State 195.985
11. Penn State 195.975
12. Boise State 195.963
13. UCLA 195.875
14. Arkansas 195.820
15. Illinois 195.800
16. Stanford 195.754
17. Washington 195.531
18. Denver 195.488
19. Arizona 195.408
20. California 195.304
21. Kentucky 195.250
22. Minnesota 195.225
23. Southern Utah 195.167
24. Ohio State 195.163
25. New Hampshire 195.095

LSU in the Individual National Rankings
Rheagan Courville: 3rd AA, 8th VT, 2nd UB, 10th BB
Ashleigh Gnat: 14th BB
Lloimincia Hall: 2nd FX
Jessie Jordan: 4th AA, 9th UB, 3rd BB, 8th FX
Randii Wyrick: 23rd UB