LSU gymnastics might have finished second to Oklahoma in the NCAA Championships on Saturday, but it remains first in the hearts of its fans.
Based on the reaction on Twitter, Tigers fans were more than pleased with the team’s effort, results and heart this season.
LSU finished second to Oklahoma for the second straight season, falling to the Sooners 198.3875-197.7375.
— LSU Global (@LSUGlobal) April 16, 2017
— Lindsey Gilliland (@Lindsey2593) April 16, 2017
Congrats to Coach DD and the LSU Gymnastics team on a great season!
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) April 16, 2017
@Shae_Zamardi thanks for all you've given to LSU gymnastics & the fans! Your elegance on floor and beautiful swing on bars will be missed!
— My Info (@ldugas87) April 16, 2017
LSU set a record for best team beam score with 49.725 points. The points scored on the beam were just what the Tigers needed to finish ahead of Florida, which was third with 197.700 points.
@TheBBSituation Yes they were, I am so sad LSU didn't win, but their beam rotation was amazing and Oklahoma just was on tonight, what else can you say.
— Anne Ford (@GymnasticsFan74) April 16, 2017
I'm gonna miss you guys so much next year. LSU gymnastics is never gonna be the same without y'all? @LSUgym
— ains (@ainsley_garrett) April 16, 2017
— Ashley Dufrene (@ilovesports25) April 16, 2017
In the end, even though Tigers fans might have been a little disappointed with another second-place finish, their appreciation of the Tigers gymnasts more than made up for those sentiments.
The national meet capped another season of accomplishments for the team.
LSU qualified for the Super Six with a season-high 198.275 points on Friday.
The Tigers won their first SEC championship since 1981 last month at the conference meet. That meet was highlighted by Ashleigh Gnat, who scored a perfect 10 on the vault. The team also scored 49.575 points on the vault rotation, which was its high score ever in the conference championships.
LSU also won its first-ever regular season title by finishing 7-0 in conference matches.
— Claire Borges (@claire_borges) April 16, 2017
LSU national runner up two straight years. Yay gymnastics
— Nathan Lilly (@LivinOnTheEdge) April 16, 2017