Jan. 3, 2009


Courtesy of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida fans will have their first chance to meet the 2009 Gator gymnasts at Meet the Team Day on Sunday, Jan. 4. The event will be held at the Ted Crom Gymnastics Studio, located inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Admission is free and the event begins at 1 p.m.

The day’s program includes the Gator coaching staff speaking and UF gymnasts giving exhibition routines. The team and coaches will also be available to sign team posters at the Gate 4 lobby following the event.

Florida is ranked No. 3 in the GymInfo preseason poll and returns three All-Americans from the squad that finished fourth in 2008 NCAA Championship Super Six competition.

Florida's 2009 season begins Friday, Jan. 9 when No. 10 Oklahoma comes to town. Meet time is set for 7 p.m. in the O'Connell Center. Tickets are $4.00 for adults, while children 17 and under plus UF students with ID are admitted free.