LSU gymnastics finishes as runner-up in national championship

LSU gymnastics finishes as runner-up in national championship
LSU head coach D-D Breaux (Source: Josh Auzenne)

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.”

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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.

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