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Assistant Coach Rose McLaughlin gives her thoughts on the Georgia meet.
Rose gets Mallorypsyched up for floor.
It’s hard to believe that January is over, and we are heading to LSU for our fifth meet of the season. I am so thrilled to have finally gotten the chance to see our home meet environment! It was awesome! This year we went with the Olympic theme for the introduction, which was pretty inspiring for both the team and the fans.Competing against Georgia can be very intimidating. They have been a powerhouse in NCAA Gymnastics for many years. We went into our first home meet undefeated, but we knew Friday night would be tough. We focused on competing well and working to improve some of the small mistakes we had made over the past few weeks. I am proud to report for the fourth meet in a row we have not counted a fall. We had a good meet, but there is still room for improvement. We came within .15 of upsetting the Georgia Bulldogs. All I can say is that we were thrilled to have kept the meet so close. Yes, Georgia counted a fall on beam, but that is the way our sport works. I was proud that the girls were able to remain focused and complete our floor competition.These girls are fabulous! Week in and week out they go in and fight to compete to the best of their abilities. It can be frustrating to not receive due credit for their accomplishmnets, but I can tell you first hand that these girls have worked incredibly hard to upgrade almost all of their routines. If they keep doing what they have been doing, there is no doubt in my mind that they will eventually earn the respect they are due. I am so proud to be a part of this young and building program. Arkansas Gymnastics is good, andwe are only getting better! We are looking forward to a good competition in Baton Rouge against LSU.Woo Pig Sooie!!!