DULUTH, Ga. — Arkansas' gymnastics team finished sixth at the NCAA championship finals on Saturday for its fourth top-10 finish in the last five years.
DULUTH, Ga. — Arkansas’ gymnastics team finished sixth at the NCAA championship finals on Saturday for its fourth top-10 finish in the last five years.
The Razorbacks advanced to the Super Six for the second time by finishing third in Friday’s NCAA semifinal. Arkansas has finished 10th in the nation in 2008, fifth in 2009, tied for ninth in 2011 and sixth this year. The Razorbacks reached the Super Six for the second time in four years after advancing for the first time in 2009.
“We had a lot of question marks toward the end of the season and even leading up to the regional with injuries,” co-head coach René Cook said. “Just to get to the Super Six is fantastic.”
Alabama won the national championship Saturday at the Gwinnett Center.
The final team standings were No. 4 Alabama 197.85, No. 1 Florida 197.775, No. 2 UCLA 197.75, No. 10 Stanford 197.50, No. 7 Utah 197.375 and No. 8 Arkansas 196.30.
“I’m really proud of the team,” senior All-American Jaime Pisani said. “We gave it our all.”
Pisani and sophomore Katherine Grable still have another day to complete. Both are in the individual event finals starting at noon today. Pisani is competing on floor and on beam, and Grable on beam.
The Razorbacks tied the overall school record with a 49.45 on vault, led by sophomore Scarlett Williams’ career-high 9.925.