The LSU gymnastics team took on Iowa Friday night, March 12, 2010, with seniors competing for the last time at a home meet in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
It was a memorable meet for the team, as they not only won the meet, but scored a season high for the year, breaking the previous season high posted the previous week over Oregon State. The Tigers also finished with a 6-0 record at home for the season.
The Tigers won the meet with a final score of 197.150. The Iowa Hawkeyes posted a 195.400, which was also a season high for the Hawkeyes.
LSU competed with all four seniors in the competition Friday night, who are also All-Americans. The seniors honored in their last performance at home during the regular season were Sabrina Franceschelli, Summer Hubbard, Susan Jackson, and Kayla Rogers.
Highlights for the seniors included a ninth all-around title win for Susan Jackson. Jackson’s final score for the meet was 39.525. She was also named the SEC co-gymnast of the week for last week’s performance against sixth ranked Oregon State. Jackson has been named a gymnast of the week for a total of three times in her collegiate career.
Kayla Rogers competed on both the vault and floor exercise and tied her career highs in both performances. Rogers scored a 9.875 on vault and a 9.90 on the floor exercise.
Summer Hubbard competed on the balance beam, floor exercise and uneven bars. Hubbard turned in marks of 9.875 on the balance beam and floor exercise and a 9.825 on the bars.
Sabrina Franceschelli turned in a very consistent score on the three events she competed in with a 9.85 on the vault, bars and floor exercise.
The Tigers will be on the road next week as they travel to Shreveport, LA to take on Centenary.
LSU vs. Iowa Meet Statistics
LSU Final: 197.150, Vault: 49.325, Uneven Bars: 49.200, Balance Beam: 49.200, Floor Exercise: 49.425
Iowa Final: 195.400, Vault: 48.750, Uneven Bars: 48.875, Balance Beam: 48.875, Floor Exercise: 48.900
Individual Results for LSU – First through Third Place
All-Around: Susan Jackson, first place with 39.525
Vault: Three way tie between Susan Jackson, Kayla Rogers and Ashley Lea with a score of 9.875.
Uneven Bars: Susan Jackson, first place with 9.90, Sabrina Franceschelli, third place with 9.85.
Balance Beam: Samantha Engle, first place with 9.90, Summer Hubbard, second place with 9.875.
Floor Exercise: Susan Jackson, first place with 9.95, Kayla Rogers, second place with 9.90 and Summer Hubbard, third place with a 9.875.
Gymnastics Set Season High Against Iowa