Corrie Lothrop was the
top scorer in the Super
Six for fifth-place Utah.
No doubt Bryant would be proud of the coaching
job Patterson has done. Of course, she was asked
about the possibility of a three-peat. Patterson said
she and the team were going to take time to enjoy
this one. She felt the Tide didn’t get that chance last
year because Alabama was ravaged by tornadoes
and no one was in the mood to celebrate.
“We are going to take some time and celebrate
this one,” she said. “I have to thank Nick Saban,
too. He talked about being in the moment and
doing what you can do, and I think his words meant
a lot to the team.”
Though her Georgia team didnot qualify for the Super Six,Kat Ding placed second all-around and won uneven barsand floor exercise.
The all-around was decided during the qualifica-
tions, and for the first time it went to a Florida
Gator. Freshman Kytra Hunter posted marks of
9.975 on vault, 9.90 on bars and beam, and 9.95
on floor ( 39.725). “I went to each event as a new
event,” said Hunter, who also won the SEC all-
around. “I just stayed in my bubble and the team’s
bubble, and we just had fun.”
Georgia, the closest school to Duluth, where the
competition was held at the Gwinnett Center, was-
n’t completely shut out. Georgia senior Kat Ding
defended her title on the uneven bars, and also won
floor. Alabama’s Geralen Stack-Eaton won the bal-
ance beam title. IG
Lya Wodraska is a sportswriter for the Salt Lake Tribune.