OU joins Florida in NCAA finals; Gators' Sloan wins 3 titles
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Top-ranked Oklahoma will get another shot at three-time defending champion Florida, and Alabama has qualified for its ninth straight finals at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.
The Sooners, who shared the 2014 title with the Gators, had the top score at 197.7125 in the second semifinal session Friday night. Alabama was second at 197.3875. UCLA (196.7) took the last spot in the Super Six finals Saturday night.
Florida had the highest score in the early session, led by senior Bridget Sloan, whose 39.7 score held up for her second NCAA all-around title.
LSU and Georgia qualified for the finals in the early session, giving the Southeastern Conference four teams in the Super Six.
Sloan was co-champion on uneven bars and balance beam with a score of 9.95 on both, giving her six individual NCAA titles. She tied Georgia's Brittany Rogers on bars and UCLA's Danusia Francis on beam.
Brandie Jay of Georgia and Alabama's Katie Bailey tied for the vault title at 9.95. Denver's Nina McGee won floor exercise, also at 9.95.