LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics

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LSU Lady Tigers
Founded: 1975
University Louisiana State University
Conference SEC
Division I Division
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Head Coach D-D Breaux (37th year)
Home Arena Pete Maravich Assembly Center
(Capacity: 13,472)
Known As Lady Tigers
Colors Purple and Gold

             

Super Six Appearances
2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Champions
1981

The LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics.[1] The team competes in the Southeastern Conference and is currently coached by D-D Breaux, who has coached the Lady Tigers since 1978. The Pete Maravich Assembly Center serves as the home arena for the team.

History[edit]

Super Six Appearances[edit]

LSU Lady Tigers Super Six Appearances
Year Finish
2008 5th
2009 6th
2013 5th
2014 3rd

Individual Champions[edit]

LSU Lady Tigers Individual NCAA Championship Titles
Gymnast Balance Beam Vault Uneven Bars Floor Exercise All-Around
Jeanie Beadle 1977
Nicki Arnstad 2002
April Burkholder 2006
Susan Jackson 2010 2008 2010
Ashleigh Clare-Kearney 2009 2009 (tie)
Rheagan Courville 2013 (tie)
Rheagan Courville 2014 (tie)

Arena[edit]

Pete Maravich Assembly Center[edit]

The Pete Maravich Assembly Center is a 13,215-seat multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The arena opened in 1972 and is home of the LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics team. It was originally known as the LSU Assembly Center, but was renamed in honor of Pete Maravich, a Tiger basketball legend, shortly after his death in 1988. The Maravich Center is known to locals as "The PMAC" or "The Palace that Pete Built," or by its more nationally known nickname, "The Deaf Dome," coined by Dick Vitale.[2]

The slightly oval building is located directly to the north of Tiger Stadium, and its bright-white roof can be seen in many telecasts of that stadium. The arena concourse is divided into four quadrants: Pete Maravich Pass, The Walk of Champions, Heroes Hall and Midway of Memories. The quadrants highlight former LSU Tiger athletes, individual and team awards and memorabilia pertaining to the history of the LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics team.[3]

Practice and Training facilities[edit]

LSU Strength and Conditioning facility[edit]

The LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics team weight room is located in the LSU Strength and Conditioning facility or LSU North Stadium weight room. Built in 1997, it is located in Tiger Stadium.[4] Measuring 10,000-square feet with a flat surface, it has 28 multi-purpose power stations, 36 assorted selectorized machines and 10 dumbbell stations along with a plyometric specific area, medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes and assorted speed and agility equipment.[5][6] The weight room also features 2 treadmills, 4 stationary bikes, 2 elliptical cross trainers, a stepper and stepmill.[7]

Head coaches[edit]

Name Seasons All W/L/T Win %
Virginia Vaggies 1975–1977
D-D Breaux 1978–present 443-247-6 (.641)

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