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Apr. 17, 2016

Georgia tallied a 196.8125 and finished sixth in the Super Six in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday. Georgia was making its third Super Six appearance under coach Danna Durante. Oklahoma won the national title with a score of 197.6750, followed by LSU (197.4500), Alabama (197.4375), Florida (197.3500) and UCLA (196.8250). Here’s what to know about Georgia’s […] - Full Story

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Apr. 8, 2016

Georgia qualified for the NCAA Championships for the 32nd time with a second-place finish at the Athens regional Saturday. The ninth-ranked Gym Dogs will have the week off before traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, for the championships April 15 and 16. Here’s what to know as Georgia prepares for the national meet: SET SCHEDULE Georgia […] - Full Story

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Apr. 3, 2016

Georgia finished second at its NCAA Regional in Athens on Saturday. The Gym Dogs tallied 196.850 to finish behind LSU, which scored 197.300. Both teams will advance to the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth, Texas April 15 and 16. Here’s what to know about the second-place finish: Snead held out Freshman Sydney Snead did not […] - Full Story

This season, the Gym Dogs had no doubt that they’d make nationals. But they still had to get out of regionals and on Saturday, thanks to a second-place finish to LSU at Stegeman Coliseum, they did. “I think all of us were determined to make it to nationals,” senior Brandie Jay said. “We were excited […] - Full Story

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Apr. 2, 2016

Sophomore Natalie Vaculik attempted a skill on bars during practice earlier this week, and it didn’t go quite as planned. She had the chance to bail. Instead, she fought. “I could see it from the other side of the gym,” Georgia coach Danna Durante said. “I’m, of course, screaming across the gym and went over […] - Full Story

Six teams will compete in an NCAA Regional at Stegeman Coliseum this afternoon, and two will advance to the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth, Texas April 15 and 16. Here’s what to know when ninth-seed Georgia takes on No. 3 LSU, No. 15 Oregon State, Arizona, George Washington and Michigan State at 4 p.m.: STARTING […] - Full Story

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Mar. 22, 2016

The Gym Dogs knew they’d be at home for their NCAA Regional on April 2. On Monday, they found out who’d be joining them. Georgia will host LSU, Oregon State, Arizona, George Washington and Michigan State at Stegeman Coliseum at 4 p.m. next week. “We knew, obviously, where we were going, it was just a […] - Full Story

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Mar. 20, 2016

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | The eighth-ranked Gymdogs (8-8, 7-3) put together a complete performance in session one of the SEC Championship, winning the afternoon competition with a score of 196.850 on Saturday in North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. Georgia bested No. 13 Arkansas’ 196.500, No. 22 Kentucky’s 196.200 and No. 20 Missouri’s 195.750  to […] - Full Story

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Mar. 19, 2016

Eighth-ranked Georgia will start the postseason in North Little Rock today. Here’s what to watch at the SEC Championship, which begins at 2 p.m. in Arkansas. STRIKING DISTANCE Georgia didn’t make the evening session at the SEC Championship, but they are tops among the teams in the afternoon session. They enter Saturday with an RQS […] - Full Story

For the Gym Dogs, this season hasn’t been about winning the SEC or nationals. It’s been about getting better day by day. And now, with three consecutive 197s in their last three meets and the SEC Championships ahead, they’re nearing where they want to be. “I think that’s been really apparent these last few meets […] - Full Story

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Mar. 13, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah | The No. 9 Georgia gymnastics team dropped a 197.675-197.125 decision to No. 5 Utah in the regular-season finale on Saturday in front of 15,403 fans at the Huntsman Center. The Gymdogs (5-8) reached 197 or better in their third straight meet, two of which were on the road. “I think […] - Full Story

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Mar. 12, 2016

Ninth-ranked Georgia (5-7) will visit No. 5 Utah (8-1) for their final meet of the regular season at 7 p.m. today. Here’s what to watch: ROGERS’ 10 Senior Brittany Rogers 10 on vault during a meet against UCLA and Stanford Sunday was the the Gym Dogs first 10 since Grace Taylor notched the score on […] - Full Story

In the middle of a busy season, the Gym Dogs had the chance to enjoy a true spring break. Ninth-ranked Georgia (5-7) followed a 197.325-197.275 loss to visiting Auburn last week with a trip to California for a meet with Stanford and UCLA Sunday, where they scored 197.025 and finished second. They stayed on the […] - Full Story

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Mar. 4, 2016

The No. 10 Georgia gymnastics team fell to Auburn, 197.325-197.275, on Friday night in Stegeman Coliseum in front of 10,026 fans. Georgia dropped 4-6 on the season with a 4-3 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn improved 7-5 overall (3-3 SEC). “For the second time this season we put four events together,” Georgia head coach […] - Full Story

Senior Mary Beth Box will run out of the Coliseum tunnel in Stegeman for the final time this regular season against Auburn tonight. And she knows who she’ll be thinking about. “There’s a little girl who fell in love with a sport when she was three and when she was five, she decided she was […] - Full Story

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Feb. 27, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | The 10th-ranked Georgia gymnastics team fell to No. 3 Alabama 197.550-195.700 Friday night at Coleman Coliseum. With the loss, the Gymdogs drop to 4-5 overall and 4-2 against Southeastern Conference foes. Alabama improved to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the SEC. “The first thought that comes to mind is obviously disappointment,” Georgia […] - Full Story

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Feb. 26, 2016

Georgia is back on the road for the first time since January — and the Gym Dogs are traveling to what Georgia coach Danna Durante called a “super-charged environment” in Tuscaloosa. Here’s what to look for when No. 10 Georgia (4-4, 4-1 SEC) visits No. 3 Alabama (6-4, 3-3) at 8:30 tonight: CONTAINING MENTAL FATIGUE […] - Full Story

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Feb. 21, 2016

Tenth-ranked Georgia (4-4) ended its three-week stay at home with a 197.375–196.750 loss to top-ranked Oklahoma (17-1) Saturday. Here’s what to know about the loss: Stellar start Georgia did not score below 9.8 during any of its first two rotations Saturday. The Gym Dogs opened with a 49.275 on vault, their highest during this three-meet […] - Full Story

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Feb. 20, 2016

Despite a season-high score on bars and three consecutive 9.9s on floor, Georgia couldn’t get past top-ranked Oklahoma at Stegeman Coliseum Saturday. The tenth-ranked Gym Dogs (4-4) fell 197.375 – 196.750 to the Sooners (17-1). “I think Oklahoma is probably the most complete team we’ve seen all season and that’s pretty typical of  (Oklahoma coach) […] - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2016

Tenth-ranked Georgia (4-3) will face its second top-ranked team in three weeks when it hosts Oklahoma (16-1) at 4 p.m. Saturday. Here’s what to watch: Not just pink Georgia’s annual meet to raise awareness for breast cancer will include another color this year — green. “I’m happy we’re able to expand,” Georgia coach Danna Durante […] - Full Story

Georgia opened February with an upset of then-top-ranked Florida. Last week, they topped the 197 mark for the first time this season and dispatched LSU. Now, they face another No. 1 in Oklahoma — and they can enter this meet, the final of a three-week home stretch, with confidence. “It’s just another step,” Georgia coach […] - Full Story

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Feb. 13, 2016

Eleventh-ranked Georgia (4-3, 4-1 SEC) bested its second consecutive top-five opponent with a 197.525-196.800 win over No. 5 LSU (7-2, 3-1) Saturday. Here’s what to know following the win: Best on beam Georgia made a huge improvement on its overall beam score and jumped from a  previous season high of 49.1 to a 49.425 in the […] - Full Story

For the second consecutive week, a top-five team came into Stegeman Coliseum. And for the second consecutive week, Georgia sent them home with a loss. Eleventh-ranked Georgia (4-3, 4-1 SEC) topped No. 5 LSU (7-2, 3-1 SEC) 197.525 – 196.800 Saturday. Georgia posted a season-high 49.425 on beam — well above the 49.100 season high […] - Full Story

For Georgia coach Danna Durante, the Gym Dogs’ biggest win last week wasn’t a 196.400-196.350 upset of top-ranked Florida. The true victory came before Georgia’s final rotation, when the six girls slated to compete on floor gathered by themselves, without their coaches, and decided to fight. “I saw the team really, really come together and […] - Full Story

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Feb. 12, 2016

After an upset of top-ranked Florida last week, Georgia will return to Stegeman today for its second of three consecutive home meets. Here’s what to watch when No. 11 Georgia hosts fifth-ranked LSU at 4 p.m.: BUILDING CONFIDENCE There were times on Friday where Georgia tried a little too hard to be perfect, especially on […] - Full Story