LSU Gym stays at 2 in National Standings
BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team stayed put at No. 2 with a 197.485 regional qualifying score in the latest GymInfo national rankings released Monday.
LSU (10-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) wrapped up a perfect regular season against the SEC with a 197.350-197.225 victory at Alabama last week to remain No. 2 behind Oklahoma.
The Tigers are preparing for a sixth-straight meet against a Top 25 team when LSU takes on 16th-ranked Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. CT Friday in the Maravich Center. It will be senior night as the Tigers honor Rheagan Courville, Lloimincia Hall, Jessie Jordan, Britney Ranzy and Scarlett Williams.
The first 2,000 fans in attendance at the meet will receive a free set of LSU gymnastics trading cards. Doors to the Maravich Center will open at 6 p.m. Friday.
Tickets are available for purchase starting as low as $2 for groups of 10 or more. General admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth ages 3-12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.LSUtix.net, over the phone by calling the LSU Ticket Office at 225-578-2184 or in person at the ticket office on the first floor of the Moran Family Center for Athletic Administration.
In the team event rankings, LSU climbed one spot to No. 2 on beam, but the Tigers remained No. 2 on floor, No. 4 on bars and No. 6 on vault.
Three Tigers are ranked in the all-around Top 25 - Jordan is No. 3, Courville is No. 4 and Ashleigh Gnat is No. 16.
Jordan ranks second nationally on beam with a 9.915 RQS, 14th on floor at 9.90 and 23rd on bars at 9.870.
Courville is No. 3 on bars at 9.935 and No. 6 on vault at 9.920.
Hall ranks first nationally on floor with a 9.940 RQS, while Gnat is seventh on floor at 9.920 and Jessica Savona is 24th at 9.880.
LSU will close out the home schedule against Minnesota on Friday before wrapping up regular season competition at Centenary on March 13.
GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25
March 2, 2015
Rank, Team, Regional Qualifying Score (RQS)
1. Oklahoma 197.740
2. LSU 197.485
3. Florida 197.455
4. Utah 197.295
5. Michigan 197.065
6. Alabama 197.055
7. Nebraska 196.840
8. UCLA 196.785
9. Auburn 196.745
10. Georgia 196.720
11. Penn State 196.200
12. Illinois 196.195
13. Stanford 196.175
14. Boise State 196.165
15. Oregon State 196.150
16. Minnesota 196.010
17. Denver 195.935
18. Arkansas 195.910
19. Arizona 195.860
20. California 195.845
21. Southern Utah 195.725
22. Kentucky 195.555
23. Michigan State 195.550
24. Missouri 195.460
T25. Washington 195.395
T25. Iowa 195.395
LSU in the Individual National Rankings
Rheagan Courville: 4th AA, 6th VT, 3rd UB
Ashleigh Gnat: 16th AA, 7th FX
Lloimincia Hall: 1st FX
Jessie Jordan: 3rd AA, 23rd UB, 2nd BB, 14th FX
Jessica Savona: 24th FX