LSU Tigers women's gymnastics
|LSU Tigers women's gymnastics|
|University||Louisiana State University|
Division I Division
|Location||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Head coach||D-D Breaux (40th year)|
|Home arena||Pete Maravich Assembly Center (Capacity: 13,472)|
|Colors||Purple and Gold
|Super Six Appearances|
|2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017|
|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, 2015, 2016, 2017|
The LSU Tigers women's gymnastics team [n 1] represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics. The team competes in the Southeastern Conference and is currently coached by D-D Breaux, who has coached the Tigers since 1978. The Pete Maravich Assembly Center serves as the home arena for the team. In 2016, the program finished second at the 2016 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship – their highest placement in the competition. In 2017, LSU won the SEC Regular Season Championship in the title's inaugural year.
Super Six appearances
|LSU Tigers Super Six Appearances|
|LSU Tigers Individual NCAA Championship Titles|
|Gymnast||Vault||Balance Beam||Uneven Bars||Floor Exercise||All-Around|
|Jeanie Beadle||1977[n 2]|
|Ashleigh Clare-Kearney||2009||2009 (tie)|
|Rheagan Courville||2013 (tie) & 2014 (tie)|
|Ashleigh Gnat||2017 (tie)|
|Sarah Finnegan||2017 (tie)|
Roster (2017 season)
|Julianna Cannamela||5-1||SO||Waxhaw, NC||Southeastern||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Sydney Ewing||5-0||SR||Lafayette, LA||Acadiana||Kinesiology|
|Sarah Finnegan||5-1||FR||Lee's Summit, MO||GAGE||Kinesiology|
|Ashleigh Gnat||5-0||SR||Lake Mary, FL||ACE||Sports Administration|
|Myia Hambrick||5-1||JR||Temple, GA||West Georgia||Mass Communications|
|Ruby Harrold||5-3||FR||Bristol,England||The Academy||Kinesiology|
|McKenna Kelley||5-1||SO||Houston, TX||Stars||Psychology|
|Ashlyn Kirby||5-2||FR||Claremont,NC||Shooting Stars||Undetermined|
|Lauren Li||5-4||JR||Plano,TX||WOGA||Human Science&Education|
|Erin Macadaeg||4-9||JR||Redwood City, CA||San Mateo||Marketing|
|Kylie Moran||5-2||SO||St. Petersburg, FL||Tampa Bay Turners||Kinesiology|
|Lexie Priessman||5-0||SO||Cincinnati, OH||Perfection Gymnastics School||Mass Communication|
|Kaitlyn Szafranski||5-2||SO||Orefield, PA||Parkettes||Kinesiology|
|Shae Zamardi||5-3||SR||Vancouver Island, Canada||Flicka||Sport Administration|
- Head Coach: D-D Breaux
- Assistant Head Coach: Jay Clark
- Assistant Coach: Bob Moore
- Volunteer Coach: Ashleigh Clare-Kearney
- Director of Operations: Katie Copeland
Arena & facilities
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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 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.
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 Tigers gymnastics team.
LSU Gymnastics Training Facility
The LSU Gymnastics Training Facility is the practice venue for the LSU Tigers gymnastics team.
LSU Strength and Conditioning facility
The LSU Tigers basketball strength training and conditioning facility is located in the LSU Strength and Conditioning facility. Built in 1997, it is located adjacent to Tiger Stadium. 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. It also features 2 treadmills, 4 stationary bikes, 2 elliptical cross trainers, a stepper and stepmill.
|Name||Seasons||All W/L/T||Win %|
- LSU uses the nickname of "Lady Tigers" only in sports that have both men's and women's teams. Since LSU only sponsors gymnastics for women, that team uses "Tigers" instead.
- AIAW Championship
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An Associated Press survey of all 65 schools from the five major conferences found that at least 28 had separate nicknames for men's and women's teams at some point in their histories. Only seven continue that practice, and in most cases they only have separate nicknames for certain women's teams. Texas Tech uses the Lady Raiders for women's teams in sports that also have men's teams: basketball, tennis, golf, track and cross country. LSU uses a similar strategy.
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