No. 5 Gym Dogs Ranked In Top Three On Three Events
March 12, 2012
ATHENS-----The Georgia gymnastics team remained at No. 5 in the GymInfo Top 25 following a pair of wins to close out the regular season. The Gym Dogs are No. 2 on bars and floor and No. 3 on beam, and their 196.868 overall average is second-highest in the country.
Georgia earned a 196.575-195.300 win at No. 20 Michigan on Friday, then posted its second-highest score of the season in a 197.375-195.525 win over NC State on Sunday.
Florida is ranked No. 1 with a 197.330 RQS, followed by Oklahoma (197.310), UCLA (197.140), Alabama (197.065), Georgia (196.995), Nebraska (196.960), Utah (196.615), Oregon State (196.550), Arkansas (196.545) and LSU (196.440) to round out the top-10.
Georgia has a 49.305 RQS on bars, a 49.320 on floor and a 49.225 on beam. The Gym Dogs are ranked ninth on vault with a 49.270. UGA scored a season-best 49.550 on floor in the win against NC State on and has posted a 49.4 or higher in three of the last five meets.
Individually, Kat Ding remained at No. 1 on bars with a 9.930, and freshman Chelsea Davis climbed to a tie for fifth with a 9.895. Davis turned in a 9.925 Friday against Michigan and won the bars title Sunday with a 9.95. Gina Nuccio is tied for 14th with a 9.880.
On floor, Noel Couch moved up to No. 4 with a 9.915 after she scored a 9.9 and a 9.95 over the weekend. The junior from Towaco, N.J., is also ranked 16th in the all-around with a 39.285
Shayla Worley, who won the beam title Sunday with a 9.95, is No. 6 with a 9.890, and Ding is tied for seventh on vault with a 9.910.
The Gym Dogs will return to action March 24 at the SEC Championship in Duluth, Ga.