UCLA Wins Second Straight NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship
April 20, 2001
Tonight in Athens, GA, the UCLA women's gymnastics team captured its second straight NCAA championship and third in five years.
The NCAA title was the third this school year for UCLA, which won the men's water polo championship in December and the women's indoor track and field crown in March. UCLA now has 85 NCAA team championships, the most of any school.
The Bruins won the `Super Six' competition by scoring 197.575. Host Georgia finished second with a score of 197.400 and Michigan placed third with 197.275.
UCLA scored 49.425 on the floor exercise, 49.450 on the vault, 49.125 on the bars and 49.575 on the balance beam. The Bruins and Georgia had both completed their competition after the fifth rotation and had to wait for Michigan, which could have tied the Bruins with a 49.675 on vault in the sixth and final rotation. Michigan scored 49.375 and the Bruins were champions for the second straight year.
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