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'Gymnastics 101' Wednesday at Maravich Center
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Published: December 17, 2013, 02:04 PM (CT)
Updated: December 18, 2013, 07:52 AM (CT)
by Jake Terry (@LSUjake), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – The fifth-ranked LSU gymnastics team will host its final intrasquad meet of fall practice in what is known as “Gymnastics 101” inside the Maravich Center on Wednesday.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. CT, and it is free admission to attend. Season ticket holders will receive a special gift by attending Gymnastics 101, and they are invited to sit in their reserved seats that they will have in the regular season.

After the event, all fans can meet the team and participate in an autograph session with the gymnasts.

“We want fans to come out because they will see an LSU gymnastics team that is energized and carrying momentum forward that we had last year,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “Fans will have an opportunity to see seven All-Americans returning and a deeper, better, faster and stronger team that cannot wait to compete.”

Gymnastics 101 serves as a first look for fans to see the Tigers in action before the season opener on Jan. 10 against Centenary.

“We want to get the ladies into the competition arena and into a higher-pressure situation that is more competition-like so they will have that experience leading into the regular season,” Breaux said. “This event will serve the same purpose for us that exhibition games do for basketball.”

LSU will run through competition lineups in all four events, beginning with vault, and the gymnasts’ routines will be scored like an actual meet.

Breaux will have a wireless microphone and will explain to the crowd in attendance what happened in the routines and why the particular score was given.

Gymnastics 101 will be a great opportunity for fans to watch the Top 5 Tigers perform and learn more about college gymnastics in the process.

Season tickets will be on sale at Gymnastics 101 at a cost of $30 for adults and $18 for youth ages 3-12. Fans can also purchase season tickets online at www.LSUtix.net or by calling the LSU Ticket Office at 225-578-2184.

Individual meet tickets begin at $3 which is less than a movie ticket.

Gymnastics 101 wraps up fall practice for the Tigers. The team will take a break for the holidays and return to campus on Dec. 29 to begin preparations for the opener against Centenary.

LSU brings back 13 letterwinners and 21-of-24 routines from last season, including seven All-Americans and five All-Southeastern Conference performers. The Tigers advanced to their third Super Six in the last six seasons when LSU placed fifth in the national championship meet in 2013.

 

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