Editor’s Note: The following is an official press release courtesy of LSU’s athletics department.
BATON ROUGE – The sixth ranked LSU gymnastics team secured the number two seed going into the 2023 SEC Championships following a historical regular season finale win over West Virginia, announced by the league.
LSU will look for the program’s fifth SEC Championship on Saturday, March 18, as the squad competes in the evening session alongside top seeded Florida, third seeded Kentucky and fourth seeded Alabama.
Session II begins at 7 p.m. CT inside Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia. The conference championships will be televised on SEC Network with Bart Conner, Kathy Johnson Clarke and Samantha Peszek on the call. Streaming and live stats of the meet will also be available.
The Tigers will start the meet on bars and rotate to beam and floor before finishing on vault. The squad owns top-10 rankings on all four events as they placed third on vault, fourth on floor, eighth on bars and ninth on beam.
LSU owns an NQS of 197.780, which is the average of a team’s top six scores, three of which must be away and the highest score dropped. The Tigers six scores are 198.100, 198.025 and 197.700 from home meets and 197.975, 197.700 and 197.500 away from the PMAC.
The Tigers won its first of three-straight SEC titles in 2017 as well as the inaugural championship in 1981.
A total of 25 LSU gymnasts have combined to win 47 SEC titles since 1981. The program has also recorded 98 All-SEC honors amongst 44 gymnasts.