Gym Dogs Move Into Top-Five
March 18, 2013
ATHENS-----On the heels of a season-high 197.800 in the win at NC State on Sunday, the Georgia gymnastics team moved up to No. 5 in this week's rankings with a 197.160 regional qualifying score (RQS). This marks the highest ranking for the Gym Dogs this season.
Florida is No. 1 with a 197.700 RQS, followed by Oklahoma (197.570), Alabama (197.260), Michigan (197.175), Georgia, LSU (197.065), Utah (197.010), UCLA (197.000), Nebraska (196.840) and Oregon State (196.790) to round out the top-10.
The Gym Dogs' 197.800 is the second-highest road score of any team this season and the highest regular season road score for UGA since 2004.
Georgia will compete next at the SEC Championship Saturday at 7 p.m. ET in Little Rock, Ark. The SEC Championship this year will feature two sessions. Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri will compete at 3 p.m. ET, while Georgia will compete in the second session against Alabama, Florida and LSU. The Gym Dogs will begin the meet on the balance beam.
Georgia moved up to No. 4 on the balance beam this week with a 49.220 RQS after posting a 49.625 in the win over NC State. It was the highest score any team has posted on beam this year and tied for the second-highest beam score in program history. Five Gym Dogs scored career-highs on beam Sunday.
The Gym Dogs are ranked third on bars with a 49.395 RQS, tied for fifth on vault (49.400) and ninth on floor (49.280).
Individually, Chelsea Davis is again ranked No. 1 on the uneven bars with a 9.945, while Brittany Rogers is ranked 10th with a 9.905. On the balance beam, Shayla Worley is ranked fourth with a 9.905, Kaylan Earls is tied for eighth with a 9.895, and Lindsey Cheek is tied for 21st (9.875).
Three Georgia gymnasts are ranked in the top-25 on vault. Brandie Jay is tied for 10th with a 9.915, Cheek is tied for 12th with a 9.910, and Rogers is tied for 22nd at 9.9.