Florida easily advances in NCAA women's gymnastics

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Associated Press

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympian Bridget Sloan helped Florida lead the six qualifiers for the team finals in the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Friday at Pauley Pavilion.

Florida topped the afternoon session with 197.775 points. LSU was second in the first session with 197.325 points, and Georgia had 197.150 to take the third spot in the finals Saturday.

Two-time defending national champion Alabama won the night session at 197.350, Oklahoma was second at 197.200, and UCLA third at 197.200.

Sloan, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, had an all-around score of 39.600, the best in both sessions. She had marks of 9.875 in the vault, 9.925 in the bars, 9.900 on the beam, and 9.900 in floor exercise.

The individual event finals are Sunday.

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