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Auburn Enters Home Weekend at No. 17 in National Rankings
Jan. 30, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. – After a busy week of travel and tough competition, the Auburn gymnastics team stands at No. 17 in the recent RoadToNationals.com poll with a 195.645 average.

“Last week was a roller coaster week for this team,” head coach Jeff Graba said. “We lost two gymnasts that included our team leader and anchor on three events. We handled the adversity Friday and scored our season high. However, our young team couldn’t seal the deal Sunday. We are all frustrated with the beam performance against Alabama Sunday and are going to be hard at work to address it.”

Oklahoma, LSU, and Florida hold firm to the top three spots, while Utah and UCLA close out the Top 5. Alabama ranks sixth, Michigan is seventh, Denver holds the eighth best average, and Georgia and Kentucky cap things off in ninth and tenth, respectively.

Behind two strong showings on bars, the Tigers moved up to No. 9 in the event nationally with a 49.070 average. Auburn also stands at No. 14 on floor, averaging 49.005.

Auburn returns to Auburn Arena for another SEC match up, hosting No. 24 Arkansas, Feb. 3. The Tigers and the Razorbacks will square off at 7 p.m. CT and the meet will stream on SEC Network+.

For the latest on Auburn gymnastics, follow @AuburnGym on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuburnGym.

 

 

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