Women's Gymnastics

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Gym Dogs Climb To No. 6
Chelsea Davis is ranked No. 1 on bars.


Chelsea Davis is ranked No. 1 on bars.
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Feb. 4, 2013

ATHENS-----Following its 197.500-196.950 win over Alabama Saturday afternoon, the Georgia gymnastics climbed two spots to No. 6 in this week's national rankings.

Florida remained No. 1 with a 197.135 average, followed by Oklahoma (197.025), Michigan (196.855), UCLA (196.719), Alabama (196.638), Georgia (196.492), Utah (196.319), LSU (196.290), Nebraska (196.225) and Stanford (195.900) to round out the top-10.

The Gym Dogs (5-4, 3-0 SEC) are ranked second in the country with a 49.279 bars average, third on vault (49.308), eighth on beam (48.971) and 15th on floor (48.933). Against Alabama, Georgia posted season-highs on vault with a 49.475 and on beam with a 49.425.

Individually, Chelsea Davis is ranked No. 1 on the uneven bars with a 9.908 average. The sophomore from Austin, Texas, has placed first on the event in all six meets this season. Freshman Brittany Rogers is tied for 13th with a 9.863. On vault, Rogers is tied with teammate Lindsey Cheek for 22nd with a 9.879 average, while Brandie Jay (9.875) is tied for 24th.

Noel Couch made her season debut on Saturday with a pair of 9.875s to tie for ninth nationally on beam and 16th on floor. Shayla Worley is ranked 11th on beam with a 9.871, while Kaylan Earls is ranked 16th with a 9.858. Earls scored a career-high 9.95 on beam in the win over the Crimson Tide. Senior Christa Tanella is ranked 22nd on floor with a 9.867.

Georgia will return to action Friday night against 18th-ranked Kentucky in Lexington.

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