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Florida Gators finish second at NCAA women's gymnastics championships

DULUTH, Ga. — Ashley Priess closed Alabama's decisive balance beam rotation with a 9.950 and the Crimson Tide edged top seed Florida to win its second straight NCAA women's gymnastics championship on Saturday.

Alabama won its sixth championship overall with 197.850 points to beat Florida's 197.775 as the SEC took the top two spots.

UCLA was third at 197.750, followed by Stanford (197.500), Utah (197.375) and Arkansas (196.300).

Entering the final event rotation, Florida led Alabama by .025. The Gators scored 49.40 points on the floor exercise. Alabama won with 49.50 on the balance beam.

UCLA watched the final rotation, with its score already posted as the mark to beat.

Florida Gators finish second at NCAA women's gymnastics championships 04/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:15pm]

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