Chelsea Davis is one of six returning All-Americans in 2014.
Dec. 12, 2013
ATHENS-----The Georgia gymnastics team came in at No. 8 in the 2014 Preseason GymInfo Top 25 released Thursday.
Florida is ranked No. 1, followed by Alabama, Oklahoma, UCLA, LSU, Utah, Michigan, Georgia, Stanford and Nebraska to round out the top-10.
“It doesn’t surprise me that we’re ranked eighth,” said UGA coach Danna Durante. “The preseason poll is usually close to where you finished the previous year, and we were sixth a year ago. Eight is not bad, but we know we are better than that. For us it’s motivation. We know the work our team is putting in every day, and we are looking forward to the first competition and the season ahead.”
The Gym Dogs will face six teams ranked in the top-10, including the first three meets of the season against Oklahoma (Jan. 10), Stanford (Jan. 12) and the home opener against LSU (Jan. 17).
Georgia returns 11 gymnasts from last year’s NCAA Super Six team, including six All-Americans. The Gym Dogs will hold their annual Sneak Peek Saturday at 10 a.m., in the Suzanne Yoculan Gymnastics Center.