[su_spacer size=”40″] Last Time Out
Georgia placed first in the afternoon session and fifth overall with a 196.000 in the SEC Championship in Duluth, Ga., March 21. The Gymdogs were on pace for a 197.000 at the halfway point, but had to count two falls on beam. Georgia finished with a 49.350 on floor in the fourth rotation to climb three spots in the final standings.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Noteworthy
» Georgia has faced only one team in the Berkeley Regional this season. The Gymdogs knocked off previously unbeaten Utah with a season-high score of 197.450 in the final meet of the regular season on March 14.
» The NCAA Berkeley Regional features the two teams – Georgia and Utah – that have combined for the most NCAA team titles. The Gymdogs have won 10 NCAA titles, while Utah has won nine.
» Georgia is traveling across the country for an NCAA Regional for the second time in three seasons. The Gymdogs, who hosted a regional last season in Athens, placed first in the Corvallis, Ore., Regional in 2013.
» Georgia competed this season against six teams currently ranked in the top-eight in the country: No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Utah, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Alabama, No. 6 Michigan and No. 8 Auburn.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Rankings
Georgia came in at No. 10 in the final rankings of the regular season. UGA is tied for 14th on vault, eight on bars, 11th on beam and 12th on floor. Individually, Brittany Rogers is the highest ranked Gymdog on any event, coming in at No. 11 on bars. Mary Beth Box, who was the SEC runner-up on beam, is tied for 19th on that event. Chelsea Davis is tied for 20th on bars, and Brandie Jay is tied for 21st on vault.
Five Georgia gymnasts – second most of any team in the conference – earned 2015 SEC honors. Mary Beth Box, Gigi Marino, Rachel Schick and Brittany Rogers were named to the All-SEC Team, while Natalie Vaculik and Marino were named to the All-Freshman Team. Florida led the way with six gymnasts earning SEC honors, followed by Georgia with five, then Alabama and LSU with four each. Georgia and Florida had the most representatives on the All-Freshman team with two. The All-SEC and All-Freshman teams are based on results at the SEC Championship.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Up Next
If Georgia finishes first or second in the Cal Regional, it will advance to the NCAA Championships April 17-19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The NCAA prelims will be held April 17, with Semifinal I scheduled for a 2 p.m. ET start, and Semifinal II set to begin at 8 p.m. Georgia would be in the first session. The top-three teams in each semifinal session will advance to the Super Six April 18 at 7 p.m. The Individual Event Finals will be held April 19 at 3 p.m.