Georgia ended the season finishing fourth in the NCAA Auburn Regional on Thursday afternoon at Neville Arena. The team competed in the first session of the second round, scoring a 195.725.
On Saturday, Georgia earned a 195.800 during the Southeastern Conference Championship afternoon session. The team finished in eighth, as Florida (198.20) took first, Alabama (197.825) finished second and Auburn (197.225) earned third.
As the GymDogs prepare for the upcoming SEC Championship on March 19, here is a recap of what the regular season has looked like for the gymnasts.
Georgia faced Alabama, Arkansas and Auburn at Elevate the Stage on Sunday afternoon in Huntsville, Alabama. The team earned a 196.200, trailing Alabama (198.000), Auburn (197.750) and Arkansas (196.800).
Missouri beat the GymDogs 197.225-196.600 in the SEC regular season finale Friday night in Stegeman Coliseum. Though Georgia didn’t come out on top, the team had a lot to celebrate, including earning their best home score of the season.
The University of Georgia gymnastics team secured its first SEC win of the season 196.975-196.100 over Arkansas on Friday night. Georgia’s team score was the GymDogs’ highest of the season.
At the beginning of this season, the balance beam proved a tough challenge for Georgia. Because multiple gymnasts fell in routines across several meets, beam became the key area of emphasis for the GymDogs. On Friday, that focus paid off.
The Georgia gymnastics team fell to No. 7 Auburn 197.175-196.300 on Friday night in front of a sold-out Stegeman Coliseum. Reigning Olympic all-around champion Suni Lee captured all four event titles for the Tigers and also the meet’s all-around crown.
The University of Georgia gymnastics team earned its best overall score of the season but fell to Alabama 197.475-196.800 on Friday night. The meet was Georgia’s third consecutive SEC loss.
Georgia gymnastics’ last golden era was a five-year span from 2004 to 2009 that saw the Bulldogs earn four SEC championships and five national championships. Since that time, the GymDogs have failed to return to either stage.
The GymDogs traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to face Illinois, Central Michigan and Kentucky for their Quad-Meet in Memorial Coliseum on Friday.
Kentucky placed first with a final score of 197.450. Georgia finished second with 196.125. Following in third was Illinois with a 195.650, and Central Michigan finished last with 195.550.
After losing its first two home meets, the Georgia gymnastics team is still grasping for some source of team-wide consistency. Late-meet miscues once again derailed the GymDogs’ hopes of securing their first win of the 2022 season against sixth-ranked LSU on Friday night.
Stegeman Coliseum was a packed house as the Georgia GymDogs faced the LSU Tigers for their second home meet of the season. A close night of competition ultimately resulted in a 196.850-196.100 win for LSU.
In what has been a rather disjointed start to Georgia gymnastics’ 2022 season, the GymDogs competed in their first home match against Florida on Friday night. Despite the loss, seniors Rachel Baumann, Abbey Ward and Megan Roberts led the way in what was likely their final home opener in red and black.
The energy was electric in Stegeman Coliseum as the Georgia GymDogs faced Florida gymnastics Friday evening in their first home meet of the 2022 season. Florida ended the night victorious, winning with a 196.975 tally, while Georgia trailed at 194.475.
In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, the next two meets on the schedule for Georgia gymnastics have been postponed. The Bulldogs were set to be on the road against Kentucky on Jan. 14 and host Iowa on Jan. 17.
The University of Georgia gymnastics team had a losing start to the 2022 season, falling to Michigan by a 197.75-194.5 tally.
Georgia gymnast Rachael Lukacs is working with Iconic Leos to design her own leotard, the “Lukacs.” All the proceeds will go toward Lydia’s Place, an Athens nonprofit that helps young adults who have experienced foster care or homelessness.
The GymDogs’ 196.75 final score was a quarter of a tenth of a point shy from advancing them to the regional final, and potentially, the NCAA Championship meet.
After missing the SEC championship due to positive COVID-19 tests, the GymDogs have had to quickly pivot and focus on their adaptive mentality to prepare for the regional competition in Athens.
Last week, in a moment of devastating déjà vu, the GymDogs watched part of their postseason disappear due to COVID-19 for the second time in a little over one year.