Today, the best conference in college gymnastics will crown its best team as the SEC gymnastics championships take place.
Here’s all you need to know about SEC gymnastics championships, including television time, live stream options and a general preview of the event.
What time are the SEC Gymnastics Championships?
Early Session: 2 p.m. EST; Late Session: 6 p.m. EST
What channels are the SEC Gymnastics Championships on?
Early Session: ESPNU; Late Session: SEC Network
How can I watch the SEC Gymnastics Championships online?
Tickets: SEC Tickets Office
SEC Gymnastics Championships preview
LSU enters the tournament as the conference’s top seed. Ranked second nationally, the LSU gymnastics team’s regional qualifying score of 197.785 grades out three-tenths of a point higher than any other team in the SEC. Thanks to an 8-0 finish in conference meets in the regular season, LSU claimed the first ever SEC regular season gymnastics championship this season as well.
Thanks to earning the No. 1 seed, LSU will compete in the natural rotation, starting on vault before heading to bars, balance beam and floor. Florida, Alabama and Georgia round out the top four seeds competing in the late session. Ranked No. 4 in the nation, Florida slots in as the second seed and will begin on bars and end on vault. No. 6 Alabama will begin on beam and end on bars and No. 8 Georgia opens on floor and ends on the balance beam.
Kentucky, Missouri, Auburn and Arkansas are the four teams competing in the early session. The nation’s No. 12 team, Kentucky is the top seed in the early session, followed by No. 14 Kentucky, No. 21 Auburn and No. 26 Arkansas.
Six of the nation’s top 15 all-around competitors this season are on SEC teams. Alabama’s Kiana Winston leads the conference with an average all-around score of 39.550, followed by Florida’s Alicia Boren (6th, 39.530), Florida Amelia Hundley (9th, 39.485), LSU’s Myia Hambrick (11th, 39.465), Kentucky’s Mollie Korth (12th, 39.450) and Georgia’s Rachel Dickson (13th, 39.410).
The SEC is also the home of the some of the NCAA’s best individual event competitors. LSU’s Ashleigh Gnat is the nation’s No. 1 vaulter, with an average score of 9.936 and two Perfect 10s. Florida’s Rachel Slocum and Alex McMurtry are tied for second behind Gnat with average scores 9.922. McMurtry also leads the conference in average bars score with a mark of 9.817.
LSU’s Sarah Finnegan and Alabama’s Nickie Guerrero are the conference’s top gymnasts on beam, posting average scores of 9.945. Gnat also leads the conference in average floor score with an average mark of 9.945, followed closely by Boren and Winston.
The Florida gymnastics team enters the meet as the defending conference champion after posting a 197.775 score to narrowly defeat Alabama last year in Little Rock, Ark.
SEC gymnastics today
|Team||RQS||Vault RQS||Bars RQS||Beam RQS||Floor RQS|
|1||LSU Ashleigh Gnat (9.955)||UF Alex McMurtry (9.930)||LSU Sarah Finnegan (9.945)||LSU Ashleigh Gnat (9.950)||UA Kiana Winston (39.550)|
|2||UF Rachel Slocum (9.940)||UF Amelia Hundley (9.920)||UA Nickie Guerrero (9.945)||UF Alicia Boren (9.945)||UF Alicia Boren (39.530)|
|3||UF Alex McMurtry (9.940)||LSU Lexie Priessman (9.915)||UM Britney Ward (9.925)||UA Kiana Winston (9.945)||UF Amelia Hundley (39.485)|
|4||UF Alicia Boren (9.925)||UK Mollie North (9.895)||UA Kiana Winston (9.925)||LSU Myia Hambrick (9.930)||LSU Myia Hambrick (39.465)|
|5||UGA Sydney Snead (9.910)||LSU Kennedi Edney (9.895)||UF Alex McMurtry (9.920)||UA Aja Sims (9.930)||UK Mollie Korth (39.450)|
The SEC Gymnastics Championships
Where: Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.