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Razorbacks meeting fans at mall

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks meeting fans at mall

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas’ gymnastics team will meet with fans and sign autographs on Sunday at the Northwest Arkansas Mall.

The Razorbacks will be available in front of the men’s Dillard’s beginning at 3 p.m.

Arkansas is ranked No. 11 in the nation entering the season, which begins Jan. 6 at the Cancun Classic. The Razorbacks are looking for their fifth straight trip to the NCAA Championship and a fourth top 10 national finish in the last five years.

Arkansas’ schedule includes six dual meets in Barnhill Arena plus the NCAA South Central Regional on April 7. The regular-season meets include Kentucky on Jan. 13, LSU on Jan. 20, Auburn on Feb. 3, Oklahoma on Feb. 5, Nebraska on Feb. 24 and Minnesota on March 2. Arkansas’ inaugural team from 2003 will be honored during the LSU meet on Jan. 20.

Reserved season tickets are $40. Youth (18 and under) reserved season tickets are $15. A family pack, which includes two adult and two youth tickets for all six meets, is $75. All family pack seating is on the north side of Barnhill Arena.

Tickets for the NCAA South Central Regional are separate from season tickets, but available for $10 for adults and $5 for youth. A family pack is also available for $25.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or 479-575-5151. They can also be purchased at the link below.

Arkansas’ gymnastics program is in its 10th season. In nine years, the Razorbacks have earned eight NCAA regional bids, won two NCAA regionals, advanced to the NCAA Championship five times, reached the NCAA Super Six, finished in the top 10 in the nation three times, finished ranked in the top 15 seven consecutive seasons, and produced 28 All-America selections and 13 NCAA individual event finals appearances.

In 2011, the Razorbacks tied for the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship, won the NCAA North Central Regional, tied for ninth in the nation, recorded two wins over No. 1-ranked Florida, beat No. 4 Georgia, and set school records with seven dual-meet wins and four road wins.

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Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)