Women's Gymnastics

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Georgia Vs. NC State Preview
Coach Danna Durante


Coach Danna Durante
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March 13, 2013

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ATHENS-----The sixth-ranked Georgia gymnastics team will travel to Raleigh, N.C., for the regular season finale against NC State Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Gym Dogs are coming off their best performance of the season in a 197.650-196.975 win over Utah last week at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia will be the second SEC team NC State faces this weekend as fifth-ranked LSU visits Reynolds Coliseum Friday night.


Georgia-NC State History

This marks the 38th all-time meeting between Georgia and NC State with the Gym Dogs winning all 37 previous times. This is the 12th dual meet between the two schools.

Georgia won last year's regular season finale against NC State in Athens, 197.375-195.525. The Gym Dogs last competed at NC State when they took first place at the 2009 NCAA Raleigh Regional with a 197.700.


Noteworthy

• Georgia has posted the highest score on vault and bars in nine out of 10 dual meets this season.

• The Gym Dogs posted the high team score on all four events last week for the second time this season. The first was against Missouri on Feb. 22.

• In Georgia's last two meets, it has turned in two of its best combined performances on beam and floor. The 49.225 on beam in each of the last two weeks is the second-highest beam score of the year, and the 49.525 on floor last week against Utah is the highest mark of the season. The 49.15 on floor at LSU on March 1 is the highest road score of the season on that event.

Chelsea Davis has finished first on bars in 10 out of 11 meets, including a 9.9 or higher in each of the last nine meets. She has been ranked No. 1 on that event for six straight weeks.

• Dating back to last season, a Georgia gymnast has placed first on bars in 15 of the last 17 meets. 


Rankings

Georgia enters the final week of the regular season ranked No. 6 following its season-high score of 197.650 in the win over Utah last weekend. The Gym Dogs have a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 196.985. This equals Georgia's highest ranking of the season; the Gym Dogs were also ranked sixth the week of Feb. 4. 

Georgia is ranked No. 3 on the bars with a 49.385 RQS, sixth on vault (49.360), eighth on beam (49.140) and No. 10 on floor exercise (49.210). In the win over Utah Saturday night, the Gym Dogs turned in their highest score of the season on floor and their second-best marks on vault and beam.

Individually, Chelsea Davis held on to the No. 1 spot on bars with a 9.940 RQS. She tied her career-high with a 9.95 last weekend and has won or shared the bars title 10 times this season. Brittany Rogers is ranked sixth with a 9.905.

Three Gym Dogs are ranked in the top-15 on vault. Freshman Brandie Jay is No. 9 with a 9.91, while Rogers and Lindsey Cheek are tied for 13th at 9.9.

Senior Shayla Worley is tied for ninth on beam with a 9.89, and Kaylan Earls is tied for 15th with a 9.875. 


Rogers Honored By SEC For Third Time

Brittany Rogers was been named SEC Freshman of the Week for the third time this season, it was announced earlier this week. In Georgia's win over Utah last Saturday, Rogers turned in the highest all-around score (39.575) by a Georgia freshman since Courtney Kupets in 2006. 


Up Next

Georgia will begin postseason competition at the SEC Championship Saturday, March 23 in Little Rock, Ark. The meet will feature two sessions - the top four seeded teams based on RQS will compete at 7 p.m. ET, while the bottom four teams will compete at 3 p.m.

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