FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — On Monday, the Southeastern Conference announced the seeding for Saturday’s SEC Gymnastics Championship, and the University of Arkansas women’s gymnastics team earned the conference’s No. 6 seed and will compete in the afternoon session this Saturday in Duluth, Georgia. The afternoon session is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT at the Arena at the Gwinnett Center.
The Razorbacks, who are ranked 18th in the nation in the Regional Qualifying Scores, will once again be the sixth seed at SEC Gymnastics Championships. This will be the third-straight season that Arkansas has competed from the sixth spot of the SEC Championship. Head coach Mark Cook’s team will take on the No. 5-seeded Georgia Gymdogs, who are ranked ninth in the country, the seventh-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and No. 8 seed Missouri Tigers at 1 p.m. CT this Saturday.
Arkansas will be in an uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and vault rotation on Saturday. The Razorbacks will end the rotation with their two strongest events, as they are tied for 13th nationally on the floor exercise and rank 15th on the vault.
Seeding for the SEC Gymnastics Championship is based on Regional Qualifying Scores. The Razorbacks have the sixth-best RQS in the conference with a 196.275 score.
The evening session takes place at 5 p.m. CT and will feature top-seeded, and co-defending national champion, Florida, No. 2 seed LSU, defending SEC Champion, and third seed Alabama, along with fourth-seeded Auburn. All four teams in the evening session are ranked inside the top-10 nationally in the RQS, including three of the top-five teams nationally.
Both sessions will be webcast live on the SEC Network+ via the WatchESPN App and ESPN3.com.
Though there will be two sessions, the SEC Championship will be scored as one meet. The scores of all eight teams will be placed together to determine placing of team finishes and All-SEC selections.
Fans can purchase tickets for the 2015 SEC Gymnastics Championship by clicking the link here. Tickets purchased for the Championship will be good for both sessions. For more information on the SEC Gymnastics Championship, click the link here.
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