For the fourth straight year, Florida Gators gymnastics – the two-time defending NCAA National Champions – will compete in the NCAA Super Six.
Florida posted a score of 197.475 in its NCAA Championship Semifinal, matching the mark posted by Utah, which will also move on to the final showdown on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas.
Senior Kytra Hunter led the way for the Gators with titles in the all-around (39.600) and floor exercise (9.950). Joining her was freshman Alex McMurty, who picked won balance beam with a score of 9.900.
Though Florida was unable to claim an outright victory in any single event, as a team, the Gators proved that they were more than capable of getting the job done.
The victory will serve as a boost of confidence for the Gators, which also won the NCAA Morgantown Regional on April 4. Florida finished third in the 2015 SEC Championships, 0.125 points behind Alabama and 0.050 points behind LSU.
In 2013, the Gators became the first “new” national title winner – outside of perennial contenders Utah, Georgia, Alabama and UCLA – since 1997. Florida and Oklahoma split the 2014 NCAA title.