FORT WORTH, TX (WAFB) - LSU had brilliant performances from all of its gymnasts but the Tigers came up a little short, finishing as the runners-up in the national championship finals.
LSU scored a 197.8250. Oklahoma won with a 198.3375. UCLA was third with 197.5375 and Denver finished fourth with a 197.000.
“I could not have asked this team for a better performance,” said head coach D-D Breaux. “They outperformed themselves from the semifinal. We gave it all we had and there is nothing wrong with finishing second to a great Oklahoma team. I am taking a lot of pride in this second-place finish and great season.”
LSU had its highest finish in school history in the national finals. This is the third time in four years the Tigers have finished second.
Sarah Finnegan finished with a 39.7625 to finish first in the all-around. It is the highest score for an LSU gymnast in school history. She had a 9.9125 on vault and 9.995 on each of the other three events. The 49 individual titles she won this season is a new school record. She finished her career with 95 total titles, which ties her for third most in school history.