Fort Worth, TX (WAFB) - With a fifth-place standing heading into its final bye, third-ranked LSU's national championship aspirations looked like they have would have to be put off until next season.
However, the Tigers rallied in the second half, surging to a 197.4500, the highest finish in school history, to earn second place in the NCAA Super Six Saturday night in the Fort Worth Convention Center.
No. 1 Oklahoma captured the national title with a 197.6750, while No. 4 Alabama finished third at 197.4375, No. 2 Florida was fourth at 197.3500, No. 8 UCLA was fifth at 196.8250 and No. 10 Georgia sixth at 196.8125.
The finish vaulted head Coach D-D Breaux over the 700-win mark in her career, and the No. 3 Tigers ended the season 31-6 overall, surpassing 30 wins in a season for the first time in school history.
The second place finish also eclipsed the program's previous best placing when the Tigers placed third in the 2014 Super Six, which was held in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Tigers delivered a 49.4625 on floor and a 49.5250 on vault in the final two rotations to claim the highest finish in school history.