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LSU sweeps Central Region awards

(Source: Chris Hagan/WAFB) (Source: Chris Hagan/WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE – It was a clean sweep for LSU gymnastics as the team garnered the Central Region Coach of the Year, Assistant Coaches of the Year, Gymnast of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards, the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) announced Wednesday.

For the third straight season D-D Breaux was named Central Region Coach of the Year, and Jay Clark and Bob Moore earned Assistant Coaches of the Year. 

Jessie Jordan was honored as Gymnast of the Year, and Mark Ewing was named Administrator of the Year.

Ranked in the Top 5 all season, Jordan has been one of the nation's most consistent performers in 2015. Of all the gymnasts ranked in the national all-around standings, Jordan holds the highest season average at 39.553.

In addition, Jordan has scored a 39.500 or higher in all nine meets in which she has competed in the all-around, and she is the only gymnast in the nation to accomplish that feat.

A senior from Houston, Texas, Jordan has captured 18 titles this season, including eight on beam and five in the all-around. 

Jordan earned a share of the SEC all-around title on March 21, and she followed by winning the NCAA Ames Regional all-around title on April 4.

Breaux has guided LSU to a 24-2 overall record that includes a 7-0 regular season record against SEC competition, and the Tigers finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the Central Region on all four events and in the team standings.

Clark coached LSU's bars lineup to the No. 1 ranking in the region, and he coached four gymnasts to Top 10 region bars rankings, including Rheagan Courville at No. 1.

Moore coached the Tigers to the No. 1 ranking on vault in the region, and the team exploded for a school-record 49.825 on vault that also ranks as the highest event total by any team on any event this season.

As the administrator for the gymnastics team, Ewing has worked tirelessly to help oversee the growth and support of the team within the university and the Baton Rouge community. 

LSU shattered the home attendance record with an average of 9,208 fans per meet, including two meets in excess of 10,000 fans inside the Maravich Center. Ewing, the LSU marketing and promotions office and others, along with the coaching staff and team, played an important role in driving up the excitement around the program.

No. 4 LSU returns to action in semifinal two at the NCAA Championships on April 17 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Tigers will compete against No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 5 Alabama, No. 8 Auburn, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 12 Oregon State for one of three spots in the Super Six Finals. 

The semifinal will begin at 7 p.m. CT on April 17, and live audio will be available at www.LSUsports.net/live. Live video will be carried by www.NCAA.com

Tickets to the NCAA Championships are available for purchase at www.fortworthncaa.com.

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