Dwyer Heads to Athens to Compete in NCAA Championship

April 23, 2008

Auburn, Ala. - Auburn gymnast Julie Dwyer will travel to Athens, Ga., to compete in her final NCAA Championship hosted by the University of Georgia. A senior, Dwyer becomes the first Auburn gymnast to compete in four consecutive championships.

Dwyer will compete in the second session of day one. She will rotate with the UCLA Bruins. Dwyer will begin her rotation on vault and proceed as follows; bye, bars, beam, bye, floor.

In 2007, Dwyer scored 39.025 in the all-around at the Championship. In 2006, she earned Second-Team All-America Honors by tying fifth on the beam. As a freshman she earned her first All-America nod when she earned Second-Team honors on vault.

Championship competition will begin with the first session at 1 p.m. ET, at Stegeman Coliseum. The second session will begin at 7 p.m. CT. Oklahoma, Oregon State, LSU, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida will compete in the first session. Denver, Stanford, Michigan, Georgia, UCLA and Utah will compete in the second session.

The top three teams from each session will advance to the Super Six on Friday. Individual Championships will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

Live scoring and complete tournament information is available at www.georgiadogs.com.



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