Editor’s Note: The following is an official press release courtesy of LSU’s athletics department.
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Gymnastics team (4-5, 4-3 SEC) moved up to sixth in the week eight Road To National rankings following a season-high road score of 197.975 on Friday night.
The Tigers own an NQS of 197.575 in the week eight rankings and continue to climb the top-10 for the sixth consecutive week. LSU’s six scores are 198.100, 197.700 and 197.450 from home meets and 197.975, 197.500 and 197.250 away from the PMAC.
LSU defeated No. 9 Alabama on the road with a score of 197.975-197.25 on Friday night for a career night in Tuscaloosa. The Tigers put up a 49.675 on vault to tie for the second highest score in program history overall and on the road. The victory marked LSU’s fourth win in the two teams last five meetings inside Coleman Coliseum.
The Tigers also climbed the event rankings to place in the top-10 in all four events for the first time this season. LSU ranks second on vault, fourth on floor, seventh on bars and tenth on beam.
Junior Haleigh Bryant ranked amongst the top-10 gymnasts in the nation for the sixth consecutive week at No. 4. The junior is tied at the top on vault and ranks in the top-25 on bars, beam and floor.
Sophomore Aleah Finnegan also ranks amongst the top-25 gymnasts in the country as she placed at No. 3 on floor, No. 4 on beam, No. 22 on vault and No. 12 in the all-around.
LSU ranks second in the conference, only behind Florida.
The Tigers take on No. 7 California, No. 23 Washington and George Washington in a quad-meet inside the Baton Rouge River Center on Friday, March 3, at 6 p.m. CT.
Week Eight Road To National Rankings (2/27/23)