Feb. 24, 2006
The 13th-ranked Tigers are competing at home for the first time since Feb. 3... Since then, Auburn has picked up five consecutive road victories against NC State, William and Mary, James Madison, LSU and Centenary.
Auburn is now 0-55 all time against Georgia... This marks the narrowest margin of defeat by the Bulldogs over the Tigers... Georgia defeated Auburn by just four tenths of a point tonight, 196.550-196.150... The smallest margin of victory prior to tonight came in 2003 when Georgia defeated Auburn by 1.400.
Auburn's Lindsey Puckett and Georgia's Emily Bridgers and Audrey Bowers trained together at the Gwinnett Gymnastics Center in Lilburn, Ga., prior to signing with their respective universities.
Sophomore Karmen Pinckney tied a season-high 9.850 on the vault.
Freshman A.J. Mills, coming back from a leg injury, competed in just her fifth meet of the season and turned in a 9.750 on bars for the Tigers... With Mills' return to the lineup, this marks the first meet of the season that junior Shanna Somero has not been in the Tigers' bar lineup.
Auburn scored its third highest team total on bars of the season with a 49.000... Auburn scored a 49.025 on Jan. 6 at the Super Six Challenge and a 49.050 at LSU on Feb. 7.
Freshman Alicia Lenkiewicz turned in her second-highest score in her career on beam with a 9.725.
Freshman Lindsey Puckett scored her second-highest score of the season on beam with a 9.875.
Sophomore Julie Dwyer is currently ranked second in the nation on beam with a Regional Qualifying Score of 9.885... She turned in a 9.900 on the event tonight.
On the floor, senior Danielle Holtz scored a 9.750, her third highest score of the season on the event.
Junior Nicole Barnett turned in her career high on the floor with a 9.875.
Puckett turned in her second highest score of the season on floor with a 9.875.
Dwyer finished third on the uneven bars with a 9.875 and second on the beam with a 9.900... She placed second in the all-around with a 39.500, tying her career high.