1 LSU GYMNASTICS vs. Texas Woman s February 12, 2010 Baton Rouge, La. Pete Maravich Assembly Center 7 p.m. (CT) SCHEDULE/RESULTS NATIONAL RANKING: No. 11 Overall Record: 4-3, SEC Record: 2-2 Home: 3-0, Away: 0-1, Neutral: 1-2, Postseason: 0-0 Date Opponent LSU Opp. January 8 Maryland at Lady Luck Invite (3rd) No. 15 Missouri No. 14 Kentucky* Arizona State No. 11 Auburn* at No. 4 Florida* February 5 No. 1 Alabama* Texas Woman s 7 p.m. 19 at Arkansas* 7 p.m. 26 at Georgia* 6:30 p.m. March 5 Oregon State 7 p.m. 12 Iowa 7 p.m. 19 at Centenary 6 p.m. 27 SEC Championship* 3 p.m. April 10 NCAA Regional TBA NCAA Championships TBA (Gainesville, Fla.) * Denotes SEC meets. All times Central and subject to change. LSU ON THE INTERNET vs. LSU LOOKS FOR SEASON-HIGH SCORE AGAINST TWU The 11th-ranked LSU Tigers are coming off a season-best performance against Alabama, and the team will look to build upon that score against the Texas Woman s Pioneers Friday. The against Alabama was the first 196-plus score for the Tigers this season, and LSU will attempt to add to that against the Pioneers in order to increase the season average and eventually the Regional Qualifying Score. LAST TIME OUT - LSU TAKES DOWN NO. 1 ALABAMA LSU looked impressive on all four events - scoring 49-plus on each - to set a new season-high score and upset No. 1 ranked Alabama. Senior Susan Jackson continued her outstanding performance by earning a career-best all-around total to lead the Tigers to victory. LSU did not have to count a fall, and the Tigers produced 17 score of or better out of 24 routines. SUSAN JACKSON IN RARE AIR IN LSU HISTORY All-American Susan Jackson tied the school record for consecutive all-around titles to open a season with five. With an all-around crown against Texas Woman s, it will mark her sixth-straight all-around title to open the season, and it will also mark a new LSU record. Currently, Jackson is tied with former All- American Sandra Smith, who won five-straight all-around titles to open her LSU career as a freshman in Beadle, who won LSU s first national title on beam at the 1977 AIAW championships as a freshman, opened her sophomore season in 1978 with four all-around titles. Susan Jackson, 2010, 5 straight all-around titles: Maryland, at Lady Luck Invitational, Auburn, at Florida, Alabama Sandra Smith, 1980, 5 straight all-around titles: Texas Invitational, Georgia, Texas A&M, at Penn State, Louisville No. 11 LSU (4-3, 2-2 SEC) Texas Woman s (6-5, 3-0 MIC) TV: None Live Video: LSUsports.net Live Stats on LSUsports.net Jeanie Beadle, 1978, 4 straight all-around titles: Illinois-Chicago, Auburn, at Jacksonville State, Texas A&M SERIES HISTORY VS. TEXAS WOMAN S LSU is perfect against Texas Woman s at 10-0, and the last time the two teams met was Jan. 4, 2008 at the Cancun Classic. LSU won the season-opener with a while TWU finished fourth of four teams with a The last time LSU hosted the Pioneers at home was Jan. 30, 2004 when the Tigers won to TWU s LSU has scored well against Texas Woman s as the Tigers have posted top team totals against TWU six times. LSU s second-highest beam total in history was at TWU on March 15, 2005 when the Tigers posted a LSU also scored a on beam against TWU in 1999, the
2 POSSIBLE LINEUPS Based on last week s meet lineups 1. Kayla Rogers Sabrina Franceschelli Ashley Lee Summer Hubbard Gloria Johnson Susan Jackson Sabrina Franceschelli Shelby Prunty Kayla Rogers Samantha Engle Summer Hubbard Susan Jackson Shelby Prunty Sabrina Franceschelli Gloria Johnson Summer Hubbard Samantha Engle Susan Jackson Kayla Rogers Sabrina Franceschelli Ashley Lee Summer Hubbard Samantha Engle Susan Jackson ALL-AROUND 1. Susan Jackson Sabrina Franceschelli Summer Hubbard SPORTS INFORMATION Office Phone... (225) Cell Phone...(225) Office Fax...(225) Mailing Address... P.O. Box Baton Rouge, La fifth-highest team total. On floor, LSU s at a trimeet at Centenary with TWU in 2003 is the secondhighest team total. LSU also scored a , the ninth-highest floor score, against TWU twice - in 2001 and LSU s is the 15th-highest team total, and it happened against TWU and Centenary in SCOUTING REPORT Texas Woman s is 3-0 in the Midwest Independent Conference, but the Pioneers have only competed against conference rival Centenary three times this season. TWU s highest team score this season is a , and the Pioneers best all-arounder is Rashonda Cannie who scored a in the team s latest outing. The highest score this season is a 9.85 by freshman Kristin Edwards in the latest meet. The Pioneers have experimented with a lot of gymnasts this season as 16 gymnasts have seen action with 12 competing in at least two events. JACKSON EARNS SEC GYMNAST OF THE WEEK After posting a career-high all-around total to lead LSU to a victory over No. 1 Alabama, senior All-American Susan Jackson was named SEC Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 9. It marked the second time in her career she earned the honor. Jackson won the vault, bars and floor titles to go along with the all-around crown. She scored a 9.95 on vault, on bars, 9.95 on floor and 9.90 on beam. Her first SEC Gymnast of the Week honor came last season against North Carolina State (3/7/09) when she posted a all-around score. JACKSON RANKED NO. 1 NATIONALLY IN THE ALL-AROUND Senior Susan Jackson remained No. 1 nationally in the all-around rankings for the fourth straight week after a career-best score against Alabama. Jackson averages a all-around mark, and she has not scored lower than a all season. She ranks No. 1 on vault with a average, No. 5 on floor (9.895), No. 6 on bars (9.885) and No. 7 on beam (9.840). LSU IN THE TEAM RANKINGS The Tigers moved up one spots to No. 11 in the team rankings after scoring a season-high against Alabama. In the team event rankings, LSU climbed one spot to No. 9 on vault with a average, jumped three spots to 12th on bars with a average, moved up four spots on beam to 14th (48.565) and remained 11th on floor (48.940). A complete list of the top 25 team rankings is on the next page, including LSU s week-by-week rankings. INJURY UPDATES Once again LSU will only have nine of the 13 gymnasts available for Friday s meet. Freshmen Kaleigh Dickson and Lainie Fleming and sophomore Nikki Lyons will be out again this week because of injuries. Freshman Janelle Garcia is still experiencing a tender ankle, but she should be available if called upon against Texas Woman s. Freshman Ericka Garcia will be out this week and next because of eligibility issues, but she will make her debut Feb. 19 at Arkansas. JACKSON PACES LSU TO VICTORY OVER AUBURN Susan Jackson won all four event titles and her third-straight all-around crown to lead LSU to a victory over Auburn. Jackson scored a on vault, bars and beam and a 9.90 on floor. The Tigers scored a season-best on floor to cap the meet and claim the win. ALL-AROUNDERS LEADING THE WAY Sabrina Franceschelli, Summer Hubbard and Susan Jackson have competed in the all-around in every meet for LSU this season. Jackson leads the nation in the all-around. Franceschelli has been solid, averaging a all-around total while also producing a average or higher in three events. Competing in her first year as an all-arounder, Hubbard has steadily improved on vault, posting a career-high 9.80 against Alabama. She averages a all-around total, and she also averages a on floor and a on bars.
3 CAREER HIGHS FOR A FEW TIGERS IN VEGAS Several Tigers posted career highs at the Lady Luck Invitational. Senior Sabrina Franceschelli scored a 9.90 on vault, beating her previous best of Sophomore Ashley Lee also scored a 9.90 on vault, besting her 9.80 from last season. Senior Summer Hubbard tied her career high on bars with a Freshman Shelby Prunty saw her first action on bars and scored a to help the Tigers earn the outstanding in the event. LSU DOMINATES MARYLAND IN SEASON OPENER Despite three Tigers not being able to compete against Maryland, LSU ran away with a victory against the Terrapins. The meet was close after two rotations, but LSU s on floor sealed the dominating performance. Senior Summer Hubbard competed in the all-around for the first time in her career and finished with a , including a 9.80 on beam. TIGERS SWEEP INDIVIDUAL TITLES AGAINST MARYLAND Susan Jackson upped her career title total to 32 after winning the all-around, bars and floor titles against the Terrapins. Senior Summer Hubbard captured her fifth career beam title with her 9.80 score, and senior Kayla Rogers picked up her second career title and first on vault with her LSU also finished in the all-around with Jackson s , senior Sabrina Franceschelli s and Hubbard s EIGHT LETTERWINNERS RETURN; FOUR ALL-AMERICANS Sixth-ranked LSU will open the 2010 season with eight letterwinners returning, including four senior All- Americans in Susan Jackson, Summer Hubbard, Sabrina Franceschelli and Kayla Rogers who coach D-D Breaux will look to for leadership. The other returning Tigers are junior Sam Engle, and sophomores Nikki Lyons, Gloria Johnson and Ashley Lee. Lyons did not compete in 2009 as she redshirted with a broken ankle. MIX OF YOUNSTERS AND SEASONED VETERANS LSU goes into the 2010 season with an interesting blend of gymnasts in the roster. The Tigers feature four seniors with a plethora of experience, but the team also has five inexperienced freshmen who will look to contribute heavily this year. LSU only has one junior on the roster (Sam Engle) and three sophomores (Nikki Lyons, Gloria Johnson, Ashley Lee). The five freshmen are Kaleigh Dickson, Lainie Fleming, Ericka Garcia, Janelle Garcia and Shelby Prunty. RECORD SIX TIGERS EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS LSU had a school-record six gymnasts earn All-America honors in Ashleigh Clare-Kearney (vault, bars, floor), Susan Jackson (all-around, vault, beam), Summer Hubbard (bars), Staci Schwitkis (vault), Sabrina Franceschelli (all-around) and Kayla Rogers (floor) earned recognition as All-Americans. Clare- Kearney, Jackson, Hubbard and Schwitkis picked up First Team honors while Franceschelli and Rogers earned Second Team recognition. ASHLEIGH CLARE-KEARNEY ENDS ON HIGHEST NOTE In 2009 Ashleigh Clare-Kearney ended her career as a Tiger by becoming the first LSU gymnast to win two individual national titles as she took home the vault and floor national championships. Clare-Kearney, a five-time First Team All-American, led LSU to back-to-back Super Six appearances in 2008 and 2009 and capped her career with the two titles in the final meet of her career. Clare-Kearney also wrapped up her career as the all-time leader in individual titles at LSU with 114. Although she finished her gymnastics career Clare-Kearney remains at LSU as a graduate student in Sport Management. NATIONAL RANKINGS (FEB. 8, 2010) RANK TEAM TEAM AVERAGE 1. Oklahoma Alabama Arkansas Utah UCLA Florida Oregon State Stanford Georgia Nebraska LSU Kentucky Michigan Auburn Penn State Iowa State Missouri Southern Utah Denver Illinois Arizona Michigan State North Carolina State Washington Arizona State LSU IN THE RANKINGS WEEK TEAM VT UB BB FX Preseason 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 01/11/ /18/ /25/ /1/ /8/ /15/ /22/ /1/ /8/ /15/ /22/ /29/ LSU CAPTURES BACK-TO-BACK NCAA REGIONAL TITLES For only the second time in school history LSU repeated as NCAA Regional champions as the Tigers won the NCAA Central Regional in 2008 and again in Last season, LSU scored a to claim the title in Columbus, Ohio as Oregon State finished second with a In 2008, LSU scored a , the fifth-highest score in school history, to edge Stanford s
4 Jan. 8 MARYLAND Kayla Rogers INDIVIDUAL TITLES LSU S BREAUX INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME Head coach D-D Breaux was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Hall of Fame in June As Susan Jackson Summer Hubbard Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Jan. 15 AT LADY LUCK INVITATIONAL Susan Jackson Summer Hubbard Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Jan. 22 AUBURN Susan Jackson one of 11 highly-acclaimed members of the 2009 class, Breaux was honored for her 32 years of coaching prowess at LSU as well as her accomplishments as a gymnast in this region when she qualified for the World Game Trials and was a Junior Olympic National Champion. HEAD COACH D-D BREAUX As the Dean of Coaches at LSU, Breaux has represented the University at the highest level both in the gym and, most importantly, in the classroom for more than 30 years. Her dedication to the student-athlete on an individual basis has transcended into academic success, community involvement, Coach of the Year honors, SEC Championships, NCAA Regional Championships and top-10 national rankings throughout her tenure. Now entering season No. 33 as the mastermind of the LSU gymnastics program, the fire in Breaux s eyes burns as brightly today as it did on her first day on the job. During her tenure Breaux has established and maintained LSU s reputation as one of the premier collegiate gymnastics programs in the country. Under her tutelage, the Tigers have placed among the nation s top-10 teams 21 times in 32 seasons, finishing a program-best fourth in 1988, fifth in 2008 and sixth on four separate occasions including last season. LSU has also placed among the top three in regional competition on 24 separate occasions, winning regional titles nine times in three different decades, including back-to-back first-place regional finishes in 2008 and Her teams have included five national champions, 37 All-Americans with 91 All-America honors and 26 gymnasts with 42 All-SEC selections. Additionally, Breaux s Tigers won the inaugural SEC Championship title in 1981 and have gone on to finish second four times and third five other times. Susan Jackson Summer Hubbard Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Kayla Rogers Susan Jackson Jan. 29 AT FLORIDA Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Feb. 5 ALABAMA Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Susan Jackson A LOOK AT THE TIGERS KALEIGH DICKSON - Freshman from Oldsmar, Fla.... Was expected to compete this season in at least two events but suffered an injury that will keep her out six to eight weeks. SAMANTHA ENGLE - Junior from Plano, Texas... Had arguably her best meet of the season with a 9.85 on bars, on beam and on floor against Alabama... Competed at Florida with a minor injury and still managed a on floor and a on beam... Scored a 9.80 on bars and a on floor against Auburn... Posted a 9.85 on bars and a on floor at the Lady Luck Invitational... Scored a 9.75 on bars, on beam and 9.75 on floor against Maryland to open the season... Is expected to be a regular in the bars, beam and floor lineups... Has what coach D-D Breaux refers to as the best bar routine in the nation. LAINIE FLEMING - Freshman from Glendale, Calif.... Injured her wrist before the season began and may redshirt... Trains solely on bars and will look to add solid depth as well as compete for a spot in the lineup late in the season or next year. SABRINA FRANCESCHELLI - Senior from Roslindale, Mass.... Was solid against Alabama with a all-around mark, including two 9.80 s on beam and floor... Posted a all-around mark with a on vault and a on floor... Scored a second-straight all-around total against Auburn highlighted by a 9.85 on bars and a 9.80 on floor... Tallied a all-around mark including a career-high 9.90 on vault and a on bars at the Lady Luck Invite... Finished with a in the all-around against Maryland with scores of on vault, on bars, 9.35 on beam and on floor... One of LSU s four returning All-Americans as she earned Second Team honors in the all-around as a junior... Is expected to contribute significantly in the all-around again in ERICKA GARCIA - Freshman from Mexico City, Mexico... Will see her first action as a Tiger on Feb. 19 at Arkansas... A tremendous national and worldwide competitor with international experience, she will provide outstanding depth and skill on all four events... Joined the team in late December and will have to sit out the first six meets before she will be eligible to compete.
5 JANELLE GARCIA - Freshman from Miami, Fla.... Competed on bars for the first time in her career at Florida and scored a Missed the Auburn meet with a sprained ankle... Saw her first action as a Tiger and scored a on floor at the Lady Luck Invite... Will provide quality depth in several events as a freshman and will look to contribute as the season progresses... Suffered injuries as a senior in high school that limited her gymnastics. SUMMER HUBBARD - Senior from St. Petersburg, Fla.... Raised her all-around score to a versus Alabama and notched a career high on vault with a 9.80 and also scored a on floor... Tallied a all-around score at Florida led by a 9.80 bars score... Scored a all-around mark against Auburn and tied for the bars title with a and also scored a 9.85 on floor... Posted a all-around total at the Lady Luck Invite and won the bars title with a Saw her first career action in the all-around and placed third against Maryland with a Scored a on vault, 9.30 on bars, 9.80 on beam and on floor against Maryland... Captured the beam title against the Terrapins... A two-time First Team All-American on bars, she is expected to compete in the all-around for the first time in her career... Provided outstanding skill and high scores on bars, beam and floor in 2009 and will add vault to her repertoire as a senior. SUSAN JACKSON - Senior from Spring, Texas... Ranks No. 1 nationally in the all-around with a average... Has won 19 individual titles this season including all five all-around crowns and is up to 48 career titles... Produced a career-high , the nation s highest all-around total, against Alabama and won the vault title (9.95), bars title (9.925), floor title (9.95) and scored a 9.90 on beam to take second... Scored a second-straight all-around mark at Florida to capture the title and also won event titles on vault (9.95) and beam (9.825)... Was outstanding against Auburn with a all-around total and won all four event titles and the all-around, scoring a on vault, bars and beam and a 9.90 on floor... Scored a at the Lady Luck Invite and won three event titles on vault (9.95), beam (9.90) and floor (9.85)... Captured three titles against Maryland - the all-around, bars and floor... Scored the first 9.90 of the season for LSU with that mark on floor against Maryland... Won the 2008 Vault National Title and finished second behind Ashleigh Clare-Kearney on vault in Is an eight-time All-American and will anchor all four lineups for the Tigers in SEC STANDINGS TEAM SEC PCT. OVERALL PCT. HIGH SCORE Florida Alabama Arkansas LSU Georgia Kentucky Auburn LAST WEEK IN THE SEC Friday, February 5 Florida at N.C. State - Raleigh, N.C. 1) Florida ) North Carolina State Auburn at Arkansas - Fayetteville, Ark. 1) Arkansas ) Auburn Kentucky at Georgia - Athens, Ga. 1) Arkansas ) Kentucky Alabama at LSU - Baton Rouge, La. 1) LSU ) Alabama GLORIA JOHNSON - Sophomore from Baton Rouge, La.... Showed dramatic improvement against Alabama by earning a career-high tying 9.90 on vault and a solid 9.80 on beam... Posted a 9.80 on vault and a on beam at Florida... Scored a season-best on beam against Auburn... Tallied a 9.80 on vault at the Lady Luck Invitational... Scored a 9.45 on beam against Maryland... Earned two SEC Freshman of the Week honors last year and will look to provide high scores on vault, beam and possibly floor as a sophomore. THIS WEEK IN THE SEC ASHLEY LEE - Sophomore from Vacaville, Calif.... Produced a on vault and a on floor against Alabama... Scored a 9.80 on vault and a on floor at Florida... Saw her first action as a Tiger on floor and scored a against Auburn and had a on vault... Posted a career-high 9.90 on vault at the Lady Luck Invite... Tallied a 9.75 on vault against Maryland... Competed on vault as a freshman and will continue to provide solid depth in the event... Has trained all four events heading into the 2010 season and will look to compete for a spot in each event lineup. Friday, February 12 Texas Woman s at LSU - Baton Rouge, La. Florida at Alabama (ESPN2) - Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arkansas at Georgia (FSN) - Athens, Ga. Auburn at Kentucky - Lexington, Ky. NIKKI LYONS - Sophomore from Mountaintop, Pa.... Was injured before the Lady Luck Invite and will miss several weeks with an ankle injury... Saw her first action in over a year against Maryland and finished with a on vault and a on bars... Redshirted in 2009 with a broken ankle and is expected to return to the vault and beam lineups and may see action in the bars lineup as well. SHELBY PRUNTY - Freshman from Hanover Park, Ill.... Continued to show improvement as she registered a on bars and a on beam versus Alabama... Tallied a career-high on beam at Florida and scored a on bars... Recorded a on beam versus Auburn... Posted a on bars at the Lady Luck Invite... Scored a 9.60 on beam in her first routine as a Tiger against Maryland... Will provide depth on all four events as she continues to transition to collegiate gymnastics.
6 CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES Updated Through February 6, 2010 Sr. Susan Jackson - 48 total titles 11 vault, 10 beam, 10 all-around, 9 floor, 8 bars Sr. Summer Hubbard - 14 total titles 9 bars, 5 beam KAYLA ROGERS - Senior from Liberty, Mo.... Scored a on vault, on bars and a on floor versus Alabama... Posted a on floor at Florida... Won the floor title against Auburn with a 9.90, her second career floor title and also scored a on vault... Scored a on vault at the Lady Luck Invite... Was outstanding against Maryland, posting a on vault, 9.80 on bars and on floor... Ranks No. 20 nationally on vault... Won the vault title against Maryland... Earned her first All-America honor in 2009 on floor... Was outstanding for the Tigers on vault and floor as a junior and is expected to compete in three events or maybe even the all-around as a senior. Sr. Sabrina Franceschelli - 3 total titles 2 bars, 1 floor Sr. Kayla Rogers - 3 total titles 2 floor, 1 vault Jr. Samantha Engle - 1 total title 1 beam So. Gloria Johnson - 1 total title 1 vault So. Nikki Lyons - 0 total titles So. Ashley Lee - 0 total titles Fr. Kaleigh Dickson - 0 total titles Fr. Ericka Garcia - 0 total titles Fr. Janelle Garcia - 0 total titles Fr. Shelby Prunty - 0 total titles Fr. Lainie Fleming - 0 total titles TIGER SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS S CAREER HIGHS NAME ALL-AROUND ALL-AROUND Kaleigh Dickson Samantha Engle Lainie Fleming Sabrina Franceschelli Ericka Garcia Janelle Garcia Summer Hubbard Susan Jackson Gloria Johnson Ashley Lee Nikki Lyons Shelby Prunty Kayla Rogers
7 2010 LSU GYMNASTICS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Overall Record: 4-3 Postseason Record: 0-0 SEC Record: 2-2 Home: 3-0 Away: 0-1 Neutral: 1-2 DATE MEET TEAM TEAM SCORE ATTENDANCE NAT. RANK 1/8 Maryland LSU ,661 6 Maryland /15 Lady Luck Invitational Missouri , (Las Vegas, Nev.) Kentucky LSU * * Arizona State /22 Auburn LSU * 2, Auburn /29 at Florida Florida ,198 4 LSU /5 Alabama LSU * * , Alabama (Jacksonville, Fla.) at TBD 4/22-24 NCAA Championships (Gainesville, Fla.) KEY * - Denotes season high LSU Total Average VT Avg. UB Avg. BB Avg. FX Avg
8 KALEIGH DICKSON 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /29 at Florida Season Average SAMANTHA ENGLE 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average LAINIE FLEMING 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /29 at Florida Season Average SABRINA FRANCESCHELLI 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average ERICKA GARCIA 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /29 at Florida Season Average JANELLE GARCIA 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /29 at Florida Season Average SUMMER HUBBARD 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average SUSAN JACKSON 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average
9 GLORIA JOHNSON 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average ASHLEY LEE 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average NIKKI LYONS 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /29 at Florida Season Average SHELBY PRUNTY 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average KAYLA ROGERS 1/8 Maryland /15 at Lady Luck Invite /22 Auburn /29 at Florida /5 Alabama Season Average