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Gymnastics Completes Full Week of Fall Practice

Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – In the midst of training for the 2018 season, the LSU gymnastics team spent time preparing outside of the gym with promotions for the season, a team recognition and community service around the city.

Monday – First Facebook Live of Fall
One of the top promotions from a season ago, head coach D-D Breaux kicked off the first Facebook Live Q&A with NCAA Bars national champion Sarah Finnegan. The two answered questions from fans across the world on Facebook and Instagram. This marked the first Facebook Live session of the season. The conversation will happen on the first Monday of every month throughout the season.

Tuesday – Gardere School Living Vision Dinner
The Gardere Community School hosted its annual kickoff dinner at the Renaissance Hotel. Mary Lou Retton, mother of junior McKenna Kelley and Olympic gold medalist was the featured speaker. Many of the gymnasts on the team volunteer at the Gardere Community School regularly throughout the year.

Thursday – Blue Ribbon Soiree
The team’s second community service event of the week was the Blue Ribbon Soiree to benefit prostate cancer research and awareness. Breaux along with LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and basketball coach Will Wade are honorary chairpersons for the organization.

Friday – Life After Five & Intro Video Shoot
Following practice on Friday, Breaux made the short trip downtown for Life After Five. Breaux introduced the band, Parish County Line, and passed out LSU gymnastics schedule cards. In the Gymnastics Training Facility, the team was getting ready for its intro video with Quarter 4. The video will make its debut on the new Pete Maravich Assembly Center videoboards at the home opener on January 5.

Saturday – Tiger Stadium Presentation
During a timeout in the first quarter of the LSU vs. Auburn game, the 2017 team was presented for the historic season. The squad combined to sweep the Southeastern Conference titles, total a school record 34 wins, earn a school record 27 All-America honors and finish as the NCAA National Runners-Up.

Training for the 2018 season continues at the Gymnastics Training Facility on campus. The squad will take part in Gym 101 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, inside the Maravich Center. The showcase is free and open to the public.




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