Alabama clinches record 21st Super Six appearance; OU, Auburn earn bids
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Alabama used a hot start Friday night to advance to the NCAA Super Six Team Finals for an NCAA-record 21st time in the Fort Worth Convention Center, scoring a 197.100 to take second in the day's second semifinal session.
|2015 WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Rivero: Seniors Peszek, Hunter, Dabritz go out on top|
|Individual Championships Highlights Results|
|Rivero: McMurtry delivers for Gators in biggest moment|
|Super Six: UF wraps up 3-peat Highlights Results|
|Rivero: Gymnasts, coaches use unique leotard designs|
|Rivero: Williams turns USC grad dad into UCLA fan|
|Rivero: Auburn 'Super' with Guy's miraculous recovery|
|Semifinal 2: Tide clinch record 21st Super Six spot|
|Rivero: Stanford's Hong making most of mom's journey|
|Semifinal 1: Utah, UF, Stanford move to Super Six|
|Rivero: Local Texas talent forced to perform elsewhere|
|Rivero: All former champions compete for 2015 crown|
|Bracket | Schedule|
From the first semifinal session, Florida and Utah tied for top honors with 197.425, while Stanford scored a 197.175 to grab the third spot into the Super Six. Michigan (197.025), Georgia (196.600) and UCLA (196.400) rounded out the first session.
Alabama came out of the gate strong with a 49.400 on the floor exercise, led by 9.9s from Lauren Beers, Mackenzie Brannan and Carley Sims. The Tide kept things rolling on the vault, scoring a 49.475 behind a 9.925 from Kayla Williams and 9.9s from Beers and Sims.
On the uneven bars, Alabama posted a 49.275 led by a 9.900 from Katie Bailey. The Tide finished the night off with Williams' 9.900 pushing Alabama to a 48.950 on the balance beam.
The Super Six will include three Southeastern Conference schools and four past NCAA champions, including Alabama (six titles), Florida (two titles), Utah (nine titles) and Oklahoma (one title).