LSU's Rheagan Courville (left) with coach D-D Breaux
Photo by:Chris Parent, LSU Athletics Student Photographer
National Champ Courville to Throw First Pitch
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Published: April 26, 2013, 04:23 PM (CT)
by Jake Terry (@LSUjake), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore gymnast Rheagan Courville is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the LSU baseball game at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday against South Carolina.

Courville and the LSU gymnastics team will be recognized prior to the game for their accomplishments in the 2013 season.

A Baton Rouge native, Courville captured the NCAA vault national title on April 21, becoming the sixth national champion gymnast in LSU history. Courville was also named the 2013 SEC Gymnast of the Year, the 2013 Central Region Gymnast of the Year and a 2013 Gymnastics Honda Award Finalist.

In addition, Courville led the nation with nine all-around titles, won the 2013 SEC all-around, vault and beam titles and earned six All-America honors – two on vault, two in the all-around, one on beam and one on floor.

LSU finished the 2013 season at 25-11, the most wins in a season since 2008, and the Tigers clinched the third Super Six appearance in school history. LSU placed fifth nationally, the second-highest finish in team history, only trailing the 1988 squad’s fourth-place finish.

LSU is set to return 21 of 24 total routines for the 2014 season as well as seven All-Americans in Courville, Kaleigh Dickson, Lloimincia Hall, Jessie Jordan, Maliah Mathis, Sarie Morrison and Randii Wyrick and five All-SEC performers, including SEC floor exercise co-champion Jessica Savona.

Season ticket deposits are now available online for the 2014 season at http://lsul.su/14gymtix, and season tickets are expected to cost $25 for adults and $15 for youth ages 3-12 pending the finalization of the 2014 season schedule.

 

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